I had an ultrasound on a large thyroid lump at the end of Nov and was clearly told that I would need a biopsy because the lump is large, has internal blood vessels and [something about my lymph nodes which I now can't clearly remember]. All my thyroid blood tests show it's functioning normally.
I was told I'd get a letter in a few days and would be seen in a week or two. The radiologist said he didn't think it was anything sinister, which I'm clinging to.
I didn't recieve a letter fromm the hospital but just one from my Drs asking me to make an appointment following the scan and to confirm I had recieved the letter (which I did do and the appointment is on Weds 12th). But still no biopsy appointment.
I've spent most of this afternoon shuttling back and forth between the x ray dept reception and my gp surgery reception, with both sides confirming I need a biopsy but claiming it's the other side's responsibility to make the appointment. Seriously, you couldn't make this up. In the end I cracked and said to the GP receptionist that I didn't care and someone needed to sort it.
The receptionist put me on hold and when she came back she confirmed that they had received the report from the scan and yes, they had asked the doctor to make the referral, which they don't normally do. She then said that the Dr can't do the referral until they had seen me.
I keep flitting between, this obviously isn't serious because neither sides would be faffing about like this and omg this is serious and they want the doctor to deliver some realistic or bad news ahead of the biopsy, or maybe the biopsy will need to be done under general.
I feel like I'm going mad. Has anyone else ever had anything like this? Do hospitals normally defer to doctors to make biopsy referrals?
I just want to get the biopsy over and done with.