Hi All, just to let you know had the ultrasound (with a rather obnoxious senior radiographer) who when i laid on the couch then presumed to ask me "so what do you want me to find"! to which i replied through gritted teeth "the reason why my stomach has bloated" not to much to ask I thought or maybe it was. Her cursory look over abdomen and kidney area prompted the response "no fluid, no hernia, nothing there". I felt so angry at this response, and my 19 year old daughter was in the room with me, that i just grabbed my coat and walked out, feeling like a fraud and no better off than i was 10 minutes previously, part of the reason i felt like this is that both my daughter and I work for in the same hospital and dread to think of other patients experiences with the same radiographer. I then went to speak to staff on my ward who put me in touch with the Gynae Onc Nurse specialist, who i had no contact with previously. She knew my original case as she was part of the MDT on diagnosis and i cant fault her, she spoke with my team within the hour and has managed to get an appointment for me with the consultant on 6th June and has told me if symptoms or pain get worse just to ring her and she will deal with it (two ends of the medical spectrum could not be any different), So no answers at the moment, but felt better speaking with her, will keep you informed.
Apologies for part of this being a rant but it helps me let off steam.