Thank you both for your kind words. I didn't find Dr Google too bad but maybe that's because I Google my symptoms (painful breast lump) and stuck to sites I know like the nhs (which told me most are benign and gave me information about cysts etc) and then found this wonderful place. It's tricky because my instincts on things are always to read as much as I can, but on this one I think it's just looking at the next step and just seeing what's straight infront, which is maybe why I'm thinking up trivial questions about the appointment. So, I've been told to allow 3 hours, does that normally run over or is that a maximum? I'm guessing a lot of that is waiting around? Are mobile phones allowed or should I take a book? I know we need to mask up - are we allowed to temporarily remove the mask to have a drink? Or do we need to go outside for that? And thank you again for your kindness. I imagine a waiting for appointments forum needs kind people to look over it as people waiting for appointments probably don't have the answers for each other and don't need the forum once they've got the answers!
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