Good on you for complaining! You've done the right thing... Please do come back and let us know how you get on. Take care. xxx
It sounds like you had a pretty awful time at your appointment... I'm really sorry to hear that. It's very difficult to know what's best in this circumstance. My head is saying, write to the hospital to complain about your treatment, and go back to your GP to be referred again... But, my heart is saying all that takes time and you just want an answer.
I think it would be worth talking to your GP to explain what happened and see if he/she can intervene on your behalf?
Another thing... I'm not sure why you were told you couldn't get a scan done if you paid for one... As far as I'm aware, if you decided to go private, that is your choice and nothing to do with the NHS.
I know that where I live, there are a couple of private hospitals that would definitely be happy to do it, if you're willing to pay! One of them even offers payment plans.
I'm not suggesting that you SHOULD go private, but if it's an option you want to consider, it's worth looking into. Where I live, there's a Nuffield Hospital and a BMI Hospital (BMI offer the payment schemes; not sure about Nuffield). I have used them both over the years, as my other half gets private health care through work... If you feel strongly about it, you could look into it.
I wish I could slap that doctor for you... And the nurses don't sound much better... I think some of these people get so used to the 'day job' they forget they're dealing with peoples' lives and emotions...
Big hugs, and I hope you get the treatment you need and deserve, love Mel. xxx
Hello im 29 years old iv been referred to a one stop clinic on monday the 20th and im petrified the waiting has been horrible been following alot of posts for a while and been trying to post but only just been able to.it started about a year ago with itching and warming in my left breast but thought it could be to do with my illnesses iv suffered with ME and hormone imbalance since i was w12 so its hard to notice new things as my whole body is affected.after that i was getting a sharp nagging pain at the side of it near underarm on and off for months then it got more frequent i mentioned it to my doctor who said it could be to do with my hormones i was having a really rough time with my illnesses then and very depressed so he put me on antidepressants.we went on holiday the 1st week in december and the pains came every day over christmas and new year the pain got worse and spread into my underarm and dowm my arm felt heavy and weird i also felt what i thought was a new lump quite flat and deep but my breasts are abit lumpy so wasnt sure went to see another doctor who has referred me i noticed yesterday a green strong vein above and across my nibble and today looked in the mirror to check them and noticed puckering around the same breast its all in my left one my right one seems fine just wondered if anyone else has had these symptoms with breast cancer please.im sorry to ask just really worried as i have a one and three year old my family live away and my husband works full time he thinks im worried about nothing but i feel there is something.thank you.x