How long are most uk waiting lists

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I have an appointment next Monday, my referral went astray so further behind than I should be!

not sure as yet what the outcome might be, but my doctor went straight for Gyne due to ongoing bladder problems and she seemed unsure as to what was actually hanging down!

however dh has an appointment Wednesday and should get the go ahead for his new hip, I feel his surgery is the most important, but if offered my, as I suspect surgery, earlier should I go for it and if so what is the earliest I can expect to be up and running? 

Sorry if this is a bit of a wooly question but just trying to get some things worked out in my head!

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    Hello carol. The longest you should wait after seeing your consultant should be no longer than 18 weeks, however if it was the hospitals fault that it went astray then they should do your operation earlier. No matter what prolapse you have repaired recovery is roughly the same. It will be about 12 weeks before you feel more like your usual self. Having said that there is a new procedure some Urogynaecologists perform if it's your bladder that's prolapsed and recovery is 3-6 weeks.
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      Thanks Matron

      the delay was due to doctors surgery, so no complaints re hospital!

      i am not sure if the waiting list will be the same for both surgeons and it is the same hospital.

      i was hoping for a six week recovery time, but it think if there is any doubt it might be longer, I would be sure to wait for my husbands surgery and recovery to take place first!

      so we could be in for a long wait as if all goes well the hip surgery is around  12 week recovery!

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      When you go to your appointment ask the surgeon how long his waiting list is, there's no reason why he won't know. I've never worked with a consultant who didn't have some idea. Your husband could do the same.
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      Will do matron, I am forthright with the questioning also will defiantly be asking if other nearby hospital has a shorter list for dh, further to travel but heard good results, I suppose it depends if the surgeon also operates there!
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      Hi I'm a massive ice hockey fan and tonight I've been to my first game since before Christmas because I haven't felt up to it.i was a bit worried but I was fine..I'm just about back to my normal self 😳😘
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      Hello Matron. I have been in this forum for 2 years. Had a tvt and bladder repair in April 2015. By the time I had my next appt,  my anterior wall had collapsed. Was THEN referred to physio, Ocober 2015, where I was told my pelvic floor was good, and was doing the exercise correctly.further appt was cancelled and I am still wAiting for follow up. Saw consultant on Monday - a different one - who said that I have a grade 1 prolapse, and a grade 4 further up.??? Agreed that a pessary is the way forward, I didn't want major surgery again. This was fitted, a guestimate of the size, and I came away happy. But, by 4 o'clock yesterday, I could feel,the bulge. Is this right? I thought I wouldn't have  a bulge at all, I am really disappointed. What do you think. 
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      Hello celia. When you're fitted with a pessary you shouldn't feel anything at all. It should be comfortable and when you walk or exempt should stay in place and you shouldn't feel anything. I don't think you should feel the bulge either so it probably isn't the correct size. Did you get an appointment to go back to have it checked?
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      " have a walk around, have a wee, and if you are ok, see you in 4 months, or if you have a problem, ring" I have just rung the secretary, hopefully when she rings back, I will be able to go to the hospital.
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