Thanks so much for replying to me!
Reading through your reply sounds almost identical to mine in the beginning… I was alerted in July about my abnormal smear… Somethings desperately wrong if at one end of the country is waiting up to 9 months for something that is being dealt with in the same month elsewhere (I’m not sure which trust area you are in) … I asked the GP for my referral letter to get a bit more info… it stated ‘urgency - routine & no priority reason given’ … which makes me think that whatever has been detected is benign, which is a good thing….
I am so sorry to hear what you are facing at the minute… I’m sure you are climbing the walls… it’s hard not to focus on the worst case scenario… I am glad at least that you are being seen and that they are dealing with it… I hope everything goes well on Monday! I totally get how you feel… It’s very isolating.
That’s a good idea about getting my name on the cancellation list… it’s better than nothing I suppose.
It gets to me how they have a big health drive to make sure women arrive for their smear tests and get them regularly, then make us wait over half a year to get seen… pandemic or not, the people don’t deserve this.
I enquired about going private with the Ulster Clinic in Belfast … it’s between £300 & £900 for the procedure dependent on biopsies etc… as well as £87 Covid test, followed by isolation & time off work … Unfortunately it’s not viable for me…
Thanks again for you reply.
I hope Monday comes quickly and that your mind is put at ease soon.