Thanks for your reply oz. I ended up at the gp before I had a chance to try the consultants secretary (have done my knee in - very likely a problem that is now surfacing because of my original problem - joy, more pain and discomfort then!) and yet again the GP refused to give me the results. I do understand why, but I'm furious that he wouldn't let me look at them. I've got an appointment next week to see the GP who actually gives a damn (helps that she's a family friend), but need to phone friday morning to see if I can get one quicker than that. Have also had a chat with the radiologist this week (friend of a friend) and although they wouldn't say much (also very understandable), they have confirmed some of my suspicions about they delay in investigating the problem making things considerably worse. I keep sitting in wait of the postie everyday and being so disappointed when nothing arrives.