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At the beginning of the year I was diagnosed with a cyst in my jaw and have been waiting for surgery since. Just over 2 weeks ago a lesion began to grow on the outside of my jaw overlying the cyst. After a couple of calls to the GP to try to get to see one, I was phoned by a nurse and for the umpteenth time I had to try to explain what was happening. I don't have a mobile phone and at the time our internet was useless( dropping off over 50 times a day) so I couldn't send her a photo, she said she would see me. Apparently our GP's will not see patients so the nurse it was. She took one look at the thing and said it looks like skin cancer and is referring me to the surgeon. I think she thought I should have gone to pieces as she dragged her chair close to mine and said "So how are you feeling?". I thought for a moment and then said " Oh hunky dory thanks it is just another thing to deal with isn't it " lease remember social distancing!
I am most worried as our GP's seem to have gone AWOL or MIA they may speak to a patient on a phone but try to see one and you have had it. I am feeling pretty rubbish as my crohns is getting me up at 3 am most days and I spend the next couple of hours running to the toilet, then my joints are swollen and painful and now this. I had to go back to the surgery today so a different nurse could take bloods and some photos of the "thing" and now I wait to hear from the surgeon. I just hope it is a quick excision and that is the end of it as I would not feel safe if I was to have any ongoing treatment and have to rely on my GP for any medical support.