back on waiting list for posterior repair

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well after thinking my anterior repair that i had done in febuary had failed , my doctor is sure it is the rectocele that was not repaired that has came down and not my cystocele, i am being refered back to to the urogyneologist for another surgery ,my doctor thinks it was take around 12 weeks for my appointment then another 12 weeks for surgery so think it will be nearer xmas before i get surgery

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    Hi Helen,

    I'm in much the same position as you. I'm seeing a urogynaecologist (thanks to Matron for advice on that) for a second opinion this week. I have a rectocele which is causing quite a few bathroom issues but also my anterior repair may have partially failed. I need her advice on what to do as it took me ages to recover from the first op I am hoping it will just be the rectocele but I fear there may be more going on up there!

    My rectocele has definitely got worse since the anterior repair, I think this is because the bladder was holding it up. They say it's "moderate" but it has taken over my life. I want to get it sorted which is why I'm having this second opinion.

    At least you know your first op is ok and hopefully they can repair you before the end of the year - you can start 2017 as a new woman! Good luck.

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      hi im exactly the same, they dsaid my retocele was minimal so left it, i fel as soon as they lifted bladder this has allowed retocele to fall even lower, just wish both were fixed at same time
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    Well they will be breaking government targets if you have to wait that long, you should be seen and treated within 18 weeks.
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      my last op i waited 26 weeks from dotor referal to seeing consultant then just under 12 weeks from then for my operation, different areas must have diferent rules as we are max waiting time of 84 days from seeing consultant to operation 

       

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    Hi Helen. On my original letter it said waiting time limit was 18 weeks from 1st appointment with a gynae. I though that was government ruling. Might be worth enquiring about it locally. I'm waiting to get a posterior prolapse done then maybe a vaginal vault prolapse if all goes well. I'm beginning to think my 70's is not going to be a good decade! rolleyes Take care, Pollyanna UK surprised

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      It is 18 weeks Pollyanna and if hospitals don't meet that timescale they are fined or their rating downgraded x

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      That's correct, it's the RTTimes date, referral to treatment. It starts from when the hospital first accept your referrall from the gp not when you see the consultant. The clock is already ticking by the time your seen.

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      That's correct, it's the RTTimes date, referral to treatment. It starts from when the hospital first accept your referrall from the gp not when you see the consultant. The clock is already ticking by the time your seen.

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      hi, yeah when i was first refered i was just under 12 weeks from 1st seeing gyne to my operation  x
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      is it 18 weeks from seeing your doctor though , i dont know how that can be as i waited a lot longer than that first time round and my doc has already told me 3 months waiting list just to see consultant and on my last hospital letter it stated 12 weeks max wait for operation from seeing consultant
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      No not from seeing your gp. If your hospital use choose and book it starts from the moment you contact them to make an appointment, that starts the clock. It's up to individual hospitals how they work it. They could see you at week 12 but then only have 6 weeks for tests and treatment, all this should be within 18 weeks.

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      aww ok, my hospital has a huge waiting list and when i got my operation 4 months ago they brought in extra consultants to try and ease the waiting list, my doctor told me today there is now roughly a 12 week waiting period to see consultant, i had a 26 week wait last time from doc referal to seeing consultant so 13 weeks wait is a bonus lol , also on my consultant letter to my operation it stated operation must be preformed within 86 days from seeing consultant 
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      was that 18 weeks from gyne appointment,? i have only seen my doctor today and she will refer me back to gynae so im thinking my 18 weeks will start only when ive saw someone from gynae ? hope you dont have 2 long to wait 
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      Some health trusts are struggling helen as you are probably aware. It's due to lack of doctors, nurses or both. They can inform the Department of Health if they are struggling with timescales and as long as they are forewarned there will be leeway. It's the case right across the country. The Health Trust I'm involved with have vacancies for Staff Nurses in almost all departments.

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      helen all GP surgeries are computerised so you can be referred by your GP within 24 hours of you seeing him/her. The 18 weeks start when the referral is acknowledged in the appointment department. 
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      It was 18 weeks from referral to treatment as I remember but that was for two problems. The first, ovarian cyst was operated on in April, about 4 months after 1st letter to choose and book, (hospital) online. Next appointment is August after I've fully recovered from that, then I will be told roughly how long for the Posterior prolapse I believe. It seems to depend where you live, Matron said similar I think. You could phone Pals and ask them, they're very good as a rule with correct info for you area. Good luck, Pollyanna. xrolleyes

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      thank you ,  is this in scotland also as ive never heard of this choose n book lol even 4 months ago when i got my operation i had never heard of it , unless its a new service  thanks for the info , i will look into PALS but ive never hard of that either lol x
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      Choose & Book is used by lots of Health Trusts throughout the UK (I know definitely England and Scotland) and it allows you to choose your hospital and gives you an idea of the waiting times to see a consultant. Lots of private hospitals are available to book because Trusts use them for NHS patients to help clear waiting lists. 

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      Hi Helen and Matron. Matron has answered you better than I can. I'm in England so if you phone the local hospital where you live and ask for the the PALS  number or if they can transfer your call to them. Best wishes, Pollyanna. x rolleyes

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      Living in London (and previously working in a London hospital) Choose & Book has been around since around 2008 and in my area we now have a referral management service as an extra layer of management (or delay!) as well as Choose & Book.  It's not online so you have to rely on verbal information as to which hospital you should go to and it didn't give me the option of my local hospital which my GP had recommended.

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      Is Choose & Book no longer online moira? I know it was when I booked my initial outpatient appointment in 2010 but I've not heard very much about it recently.

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      Hi Matron. It's still happening here in The East Midlands where I live. did my booking that way and chose my local hospital. Maybe it varies in different parts of the country. I can also chose to receive letters from the hospital as emails if I prefer.

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      I'm pleased they still use Choose & Book in some areas and they probably do in mine. It gives patients a much better choice. Thanks for letting me know Pollyanna.

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      It is online in some areas and for some services and not for others. For those with referral management services it's different again and some of these use online C&B and my one doesn't.  As an NHS worker as well as a patient, I think C&B is awful and causes lots of hassle.

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