I've been chatting with my MacMillan nurse regarding this issue and I was wondering if any of you ladies would be kind enough to offer me some advice.
Ok, so I was invited back to the hospital on 26th April to receive the results from my colposcopy, biopsy and Lletz procedure. I knew it was cancer before I arrived there. Upon attending the consultants office I was told to undress into a gown. I then said I'm not here for a smear, I'm here for my results, and the consultant respond - very abruptly "no you're not, you're here for a smear". I then told her, again, that I wasn't here for a smear but that I was there for my results and that I had the letter in my bag. She then turned around and just said "will you just get undressed". At thispoint I was mortified as I was still on my period (not heavy) but it is still embarrsing to say the least. Anyway - after numerous backwards/forwards I got undressed and proceded to have the "smear". it was only when the consultant went to type my details into the computer that she realised she had the wrong patient! As you can imagine - I was furious - and not once did she apologise!!!! She then turned around to tell the othert staff to leave the room. I then got dressed, she gave me my results (cancer) and I was then ushered into all the other departments that you go to. This has been playing on my mind since I was diagnosed. I've talked this over with my MacMillan nurser who says it should be reported. A part of me wants to - but another part says "they're only human" and we all make mistakes. The thing that makes me mad is that she wouldn't listen to me at the beginning. had she done this and read my letter she would have realised and I wouldn't have been put through a very embarrsing smear!
What would you guys do?