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I had a skin biopsy done three weeks ago now. They had to take a sample from the base of my neck and although it didn’t hurt as such, for some reason I ended up with a really sore throat, that won’t seem to clear up. It goes off a bit and then comes back with a vengeance.

I was given an appointment after the biopsy for the follow up and it was in August, which I was quite disappointed about. I thought as I had tests done they would get me back in sooner to get the results, but obviously not.

Anyway I got a letter the other day saying that my appointment has had to be cancelled and has now been moved to September. Needless to say I am not impressed.

I was hoping to finally get some sort of answer. I am on a waiting list for major surgery again and have my pre-op in a weeks time (I had to cancel the original one as I was too ill to attend). Every time I see someone at the hospital I have to go through an interrogation about my rash and have to explain that “no I haven’t been burnt in a fire”. So then I get the “oh what’s causing it then“? Heck if I knew that then some of my troubles would be over.

I am sorry to moan, but I am feeling like I am never going to get any answers or any treatment and quite honestly I don’t know what to do next.

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(((((((((((((Star))))))))))))) I understand your frustration :mad:

Surely under these circumstances your GP could contact the Dermy and get a copy of the results faxed through? I'd definitely ask about that, it's a long time to wait for results and to leave you hanging with no answers :( Especially if you are trying to make decisions about a surgery because your surgical team would want to at least have some kind of headsup on your current condition.

I would start bugging them about it and not let up if it was me.

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Hi there,

Yep, I'd go with Lily on that one and ask the GP to see what he can do to get the results faxed through.

When I had my biopsy done my next appointment was also pretty far away but I was lucky as the rheumy called me as soon as she saw the results were positive (that was about a month later).

I hope this all gets sorted soon, best of luck,
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Hi Star, I sware, I think a person could die waiting for one of our dr.'s to get
something done. Two speeds, slow and slower. Personally I would get on the phone
and explane that you can't keep re-arranging your calandar, as you have plenty
of other important dr. appointments. The advice from above is very good/ Starnow. good luck, and let us know.
 
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