Cancer and Me: The start?

Given I’ve got time on my hands I’d thought I’d finally try and get this down in writing before I forget.

The story possibly goes back to 2007, although I have no idea if these incidents are really linked, it is possible it has been going on since then.

Late 2007

A couple of times I experienced a pain down bellow. It occurred oddly only at the weekend and was eased by staying lying down. By Monday morning it was clear after drinking plenty of water.

On the third occurrence of it (and while I was still in some pain) I went to the doctors. After a few questions they thought it might be a water works infection or a kidney stone. He took some bloods from me and asked me to drop them off at the hospital for testing (I work there so it easy…) and booked me for an ultrasound.

On the day of the ultrasound I went it, thinking I’m sure the appointment starts before Radiology is open. I turn up and the doors locked, radiology is in darkness and shutters down on reception. I sat down on a bench and waited. Eventually got bored and wondered up and down the corridor. I saw a staff member walk in. Walked back up and noticed lights where still off. Eventually I rang switchboard and asked to be put through, they warned that staff don’t start for another 30min, but they would try. No one answered. So I waited.

Eventually a staff member came out and claimed I was late. Now ok I should have tried the door again, but you should also make it clear that you have to go past the dark corridor, past the shut reception and somehow wonder round to the right place. She wasn’t having any of it and said I missed my appointment, It would go down as a none attendance and I would have to wait for a new appointment. A minute later she must have realised how the misunderstanding came about and I got my scan.

Both came out clear, but as it hadn’t reoccurred I never chased it up. Things just carried on as normal.

October 4, 2010 · robert · Comments Closed
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