"I'm at my wits end"
About: Aberdeen Royal Infirmary / Cancer Services (Medical Oncology) Aberdeen Royal Infirmary Cancer Services (Medical Oncology) AB25 2ZN
Posted by coling (as ),
I went to gp she tested me blood came back with lympocite number increase. monday good responses there
so we checked are we urgent referral yes i was told
we got the haematologist letter monday 7 days later and its the first available appointment is late November. that’s from test going in one week to reply, but then to give to give me 3 months ( ok they say 12 weeks for nhs )
why the maximum? that wait surely is unacceptable if its life threatening as it seems to be on websites -- action required now not just seen in 12 weeks
tried phoning consultant but was rudely told not to call them as they are busy --and support only patient undergoing chemotherapy
oh well thats is not suitable i realise they are busy -i was polite surely there is a ten minutes to to take a sample and send to lab rather than wait --or an assistant to hand it onto --ie registrar? ?
im at my wits end and in pain so worry is adding to my discomfort
this was aberdeen royal infirmary --also why do they keep their number so secret so that we cant contact them --surely under nhs we are entitled to be seen and spoken to as soon as the condition shows up, not 3 months later when we would be further down a period of cancer spread --if it’s the fast one ok may be the slow one but we don’t know that without test should be booked in for test right away -- surely blood can be looked at to see even if which cells are affected and get onto oncologist right away.