So back in June same time I went down to my doc with the pain in my hands I asked him to look at a mole on my foot. He wasn't sure so did me an urgent referral. I was seen the next week and told probably nothing to worry about but they would excise it anyway. By November I still hadn't had an appointment and was told I was still on the waiting list. When I told them I had RA however they got me in the next week. The consultant who removed it said he didn't think it looked serious and I would get the results within four weeks. I heard nothing. That was last November. This morning I received a letter requesting I attend an urgent dermatology appointment next week and underlined in black and highlighted in pink is the sentence. It would be advisable if you brought a relative or friend to this appointment. Of course as far as I am concerned this only happens when they are going to tell you it's cancer and you are terminal. I am already in a fragile state with uncontrolled RA and am allergic to every med at the moment.
I've just sat and balled my eyes out all morning. When I saw my rheumy in December I mentioned I had had my mole removed and she was like yes but there's no issue is there. She thought I had been sent the results. She said on the system it said the cells were abnormal but I think she said not malignant. Now I'm doubting that's what she said. They've been so appalling and lax in dermatology when I called them to ask about the long wait for the biopsy I actually said to them if it turns out to be cancer I'd sue their arse off