Can I just add that the second time I went to see the professor he said I had dense breast!! But he wasn't concerned!!!
Hi Kat, just found your new thread and just wondered how things were going for you? Did you request another appointment at the hospital? Since I last wrote to you I have been back and forth to the GP. The first gp who put me on antibiotics said there was nothing she could do as I have been to the hospital and they said it was nothing to worry about. I still said I was in pain and could still see what I thought is redness (but has now gone like a lightly toned greyish bruise) she just said everything looked normal but has put me on pregabalin. I went to the hospital that day as I already had an appointment (3rd appointment in 2 months - self-referred) and the specialist said the bruise was probably from were I have been poking (even thought I said it had been there about a month and I know I haven't been poking). and then she said in an indirect way to stop coming back to the hospital!! A week later I felt so annoyed and scared that nothing is getting done I made an appointment at my cities private hospital to see the professor of breast oncology, when I got there it turned out to be the same professor I saw at my teaching hospital!! He had a good look and said everything was pretty normal. He seemed more concerned about a bug bite on my other breast (which was just a bug bite). He told me not to worry as you don't get pain with BC. I'm sure he was just telling me this to make me less anxious! Then two weeks later I was still in pain so I went to see my local GP (this time a different one!) who said the pain was probably just a pinched nerve in my back and this was causing my breast pain! There was nothing he could do as I have already been to the top person, and said he might think about referring me to the pain clinic! I am really NOT happy with the way this has been dealt with!! Yesterday my dad offered to pay for a private MRI and biopsy. We rung the private hospital and apparently you can't have any of these without a doctors referral!!! Hence when I last saw my GP and tried demanding further tests he said there no reason for an MRI or biospy unless the professor thought there was something wrong. I feel like I am going crazy about this!! I know what the pain feels like (they don't) and I know i can see something different on my breast!!! None of this seems like a big concern to them, and I am trying so hard to ignore my symptoms to stop myslef going crazy!I totally understand where you are coming from, Please let me know how you get on xx
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