Reply to "Been to consultant"

Hi Tony,
I was referred to the consultant by my dentist ( it was the consultant I saw. He thinks the white ulcers and sore area,s in my mouth are Lichen Planus. This is to be confirmed by a biopsy. he also found a swelling in my neck, near my thyroid he said, that is to be scanned..
Had a sore mouth off and on for years, but this time it is not going.
Feel very tired and sometimes hot sometimes very cold. A little breathless and can feel something in my throat.............
I was wondering what the time lag is between seeing a consultant and getting all the relevant tests ?
As you all probably know it is not nice to be in no mans land, will deal with what ever I have too but not knowing is not easy.
Thanks for listening to me .