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NHS still doing its job

Discussion in 'Personal' started by blazer, Jun 1, 2020.

  1. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    Six weeks ago I found a painful lump in my left breast. I had been humping around a load of pallets and so put it down to a strain or bruise. Two weeks later and the lump was still there. My mother died from Breast cancer in 1982 so rather concerned I phoned the GP. Later that day he called back and we had a video consultation. He said he would refer me to the breast clinic. Three days later I received a letter from the hospital with an appointment for the 26th May. Turned up, was examined by two specialists, had a scan and have been assured that what I had was called Gynecomastia. Lumps caused as a side effect of medications I am taking for my heart condition. Not sinister or life threatening. Phew! All done and dusted from the phone call to the GP to examination within three weeks in the middle of a pandemic!
  2. Doitforfree

    Doitforfree Star commenter

    Great service and great result! So glad it's nothing serious, Blazer.
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  3. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Good news that it is not serious. :)
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  4. maggie m

    maggie m Lead commenter

    Glad it isn't serious Blazer. My sister who is very blonde, got an itchy reddish brown patch on her arm after the lovely weather we had at Easter. Rang her gp, video consultation, hospital appointment 2 weeks later. All fine . Great service and very reassuring.
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  5. smoothnewt

    smoothnewt Star commenter

    What a relief for you! Glad all is well.
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  6. Laphroig

    Laphroig Lead commenter

    So glad it isn’t serious, blazer.
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  7. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

    So glad you're ok.
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  8. hhhh

    hhhh Lead commenter

    I'm glad you got treated. I know of several people with cancer/suspected cancer and other issues which are seriously affecting their health who are still waiting for treatment. Some children who have serious health issues, and haven't been given help by the NHS cannot even go private at the moment (one family have to pay to see a consultant, who ironically does NHS too), and some NHS staff are very upset that there is such a variety of care/concern given by different staff/trusts. Some are fantastic. Some are very uncaring, and lie to ill children and parents, making people who were very pro NHS have to go private, even when they struggle to afford it.
    I am very glad if they've treated you well, and wish you all the best.
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  9. smoothnewt

    smoothnewt Star commenter

    I do believe Blazer is indeed male (but men can get breast cancer too, you know).
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  10. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    I've been made aware of my error and have taken appropriate action.
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  11. friedgreentomatoes

    friedgreentomatoes Star commenter

    That is good news!
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  12. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Crikey... appropriate action was fast... cheers TES mods... although, it is still in @smoothnewt post. Ah well...

    And best wishes for speedy recovery to Blazer.
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  13. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    Good news, blazer.
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