Saw the GP on Friday as I found a hard lump in my left breast. I don't check them regularly (I know, I know) but I sort of 'sensed' something was wrong and checked and there it was.
I thought the GP would say I was imagining it but she said straight away "Yes, I can feel it". She has referred me to the breast clinic for more tests. She was great - very reassuring - and said they'd be quick and I'd be seen within two weeks.
I got a letter the following morning with my referral details which said they'd ring me, but to ring today if I hadn't heard. So I did. The lady who answered was very rude, said it was a bit early in the day to be chasing the appointment then said it had been booked in and a letter had been sent out to me. It's for 2 weeks today so I queried the maximum 2 weeks from referral and she just said, that's the government target and we can't meet it.
I know it's only 2 more weeks to wait but I feel so anxious and the lady was so rude to me. I have two young boys and I'm so worried. I've only just got back to normal after having my thyroid removed and I've been through the mill the last 10 months since that was done and I just feel - tearful and panicky.