I wanted to say thank you to everyone who replied to my last post. It was really helpful for my appointment yesterday.
I spoke to a nice locum doctor a few weeks ago who arranged for a plain chest xray and blood tests. I couldn’t get a GP appointment soon enough after the ‘normal’ x ray report and ‘slightly raised chronic c reactive protein’ to speak about the pain and other symptoms. However, a new GP at the practice saw me yesterday and just pressing down on my chest was very tender and had me calling out so I am having an urgent referral and I requested for referral to Guys and St Thomas.
I am tired and confused at times and its a worry to have tenderness just by pressing my chest. Things seem to have changed pain wise so quickly in the past few weeks and the NHS so slow in responding without putting on a firm and determined manner. Does anybody have ideas how to prepare and cope with journey to diagnosis? Particularly how to keep calm.
My mother is particularly prone to hysteria, my father has confusion and walking issues from a traffic accident, and my long term boyfriend is easily hurt by feelings of abandonment. Ive been the strong one most of the time but now the tables are going to turn, they will have difficulties coping and I don’t have many people to relax with.
Update: My previous doctor at the beginning of the month said I should get a second opinion and my concerns taken seriously. My current doctor has on the face of it pushed me through Rheumatology and my appointment isn’t until Nov!