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Hi there Patricia, you dont need to apologise for what you describe as rambling! This is a very real situation and you have every right to wobble. If i was in your situation i too would be concerned. These medical professionals seem to somehow forget that the patient is sat there worrying which is no good for any1s mental health. Im not the patient but my father-in-law with colon cancer with spread to liver and lung! I cannot understand why they make people wait. Its not funny. All i can say is that you should keep a diary of everything that everyone says to you. Ive found this helps as you go through this journey. Take care. x
Hi Patricia, Two things came to mind immediately when I read your post - and forgive me if I repeat some of what the other replies contained. First off, you feel as scared as you wish - but not too much!! You have clearly been through the mill and the average man/woman on the Clapham omnibus does not have all these investigations unless there's a very good reason. So, your fear is totally natural. However, the second thing which came to mind was that you appear to be in really good hands. I have been reading messages posted on this site for some time now and many are quite distressing. People who pitch up at their GP with unidentified pain and within weeks they are gone. People who seem to have to fight the system to have their voice heard and to obtain just a fraction of the investigations which you have already had. You appear to be in a fairly unique position in that you are being managed / monitored at such an early stage - if it should turn out that you do have cancer. (I sincerely hope you get the all clear today!!) Advanced lung cancer is extremely difficult to treat and manage - and rarely cure - but caught early and the picture is completely different. Finally, spare a thought for the clinicians. Before a confirmed diagnosis they really are caught between a rock and a hard place. I had a similar experience to you, fact I expect we all have. I guess they have a good idea what they are dealing with but until they can be 100% sure they may not dare mention the 'C' word. Once again I truely hope that you have good news today. If not then you really do seem to be under the care of a 1st class team and with their care and your deternimation I have no doubt that you can 'kick the butt' of anything that comes your way!!
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