Need to vent, fellow Thyroid People:
Off my own back - because i have an uncaring, revenue focused, obstructive, disinterested, hostile NHS GP, i wrote to her (cannot stomach seeing her - she has the gluten effect on me) and asked for another scan as she had not bothered to monitor my fibroids since the last scan (which i also pro actively arranged 2 yrs ago).
This despite a history of previous surgery for a giant fibroid following 3 blood transfusions and a 9month course of Zoladex.
So icalled the scan people ahead and asked would i be able to get a copy of the result from them, as relationship with gp broken down, they said yes. Today the stenographer refuses to give me a copy. I had a stand up row with her. She quoted the DPA and duty of care (an alien concept to the nhs and my gp in particular), how my caring sharing gp is the one who needs to communicate the results to me in case there is something nasty - as if my GP would give a sh&t (unless there were funding points to be had)
Under the DPA i am in fact entitled to a copy of any and all data about myself.
Also, the scan hurt so badly i feel as though i have been violated, it was a disgusting experience and an hour later i still feel pain internally. I feel as though she did me an injury. I shouted out that she was hurting me to be told "just bear it because i am pressing really hard".
I am so ANGry as i now have to waste valuable energy fighting with the scan people for a copy of MY OWN RESULTS WHICH I AM ENTITLED TO. I will go without the results before i communicate with my gp practice (already feel the gluten effect coming on)
I did manage to glean from her that they were bigger - which i knew myself hence requesting the scan. I plan to take a copy - when i get it - to my private GP which is what i do with all my nhs results so that I can get a professional view.
Anyhow what concerns me (because i have excruciating pain) is that she said there was a cyst on my ovary. I could not remember my last period so she could not say whether it was normal or not. Got home and checked and it is 3 weeks since my last period. Is this a normal point in the cycle to have a cyst?
I get my period every 3 weeks (cycle getting shorter all the time)
I'd be really grateful if some one could tell me.
And yes I am deliberately leaving this post open so that EVERYONE can read it