Dont you worry, ask away. We've all been there and if we can help someone get results sooner rather than later ......
My 1st appt with cons took 6 months to come through, the 1st request for referral 'disappeared' but when I asked gp to chase it up it came through within weeks - lesson 1; if it's taking too long dont accept it, there could be a mistake somewhere -
Cons referred me for lung function and skin prick tests (because my gp had written that some of my sputum tests were positive for Aspergillosis) + plus a blood test, that took 3-4 weeks to come through.
2nd appt with cons a few weeks later wasnt very helpful he still refused to let me have a CT scan & insisted I'd never had pneumonia or chronic infections & that GPs dont know what they're talking about AND that there was nothing wrong!!!
3rd appt I refused to see con & saw a registrar who was wonderful, arranged a CT scan for following week (by this time I'd got copies of all my relevant medical notes & she was very symathetic. She ordered a 2nd batch of more involved lung function tests.
By 4th app she had my CT scan results, showed me the damage so far - by this time though I had been on here for a while & done PR to learn breathing tecniques & I'd not had an infection for 4 months so was much stronger.
All in all a good while since the first request for a CT scan on 19/12.2012!!
I'm sure it isn't always as long.I was unlucky
The CT scan is the key to a diagnosis along with the lung function tests.
BTW on my PR course I learnt I'd been taking asthma inhalers wrongly for 3 years. No-one showed me how to take Seretide with a spacer properly when it was changed from Symbicort leaving my asthma not properly controlled.