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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    I take it 'dh' is your husband?!

    I live in Birmingham and had prolapse repair ten weeks after seeing the consultant.

    You will not be able to drive for a few weeks, until you can do an emergency stop without pain.

    You won't be able to lift for three months, so if your husband needs tucking out of the chair... you won't be able to help him.

    I suggest you wait until hubby is up and running before you have your op as you are going to need help with driving, vacuuming, lifting etc

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      Thanks for that Carol, same name and birth year maybe lol

      yes I will take a back seat and let my husband go first, at the minute he can't walk and I cant lift so we make a right pair, but together we muddle along. 

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    Hi carol,

    I had a&p repair in Northamptonshire. I waited just over 4 months from seeing consultant to surgery but I think that was a bit longer than normal.

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      I suspect the waiting list will be as long for both of us, so will be putting him first then it will be quite a while before I can take a back seat!

      just hope we can fit a holiday in at some point! Got a short break in March but will be hoping to get again.

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    Some insurance companies won't cover you to drive until 6 weeks and you won't be able to perform an emergency stop until then anyway. As I said if it's a bladder (cystocele) prolapse there is new surgery that is extremely successful and you can drive after 2 weeks.
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      Oh I hope it is that then! I had what they commonly called a stitch back, something suspension in my twenties, so guessing there could be more going on.

      himself is ok driving at the moment but we tend to share!

       

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      Hi matron, as you knowing have ant repair booked for April.the op you mentioned that takes less to recover is that the sling

      procedure? I don't have any leakage.. Wonder why my urogynacologist is stitching the wall rather than sling.would you know

      Matron? Xx

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      It could be that your consultant isn't one of the gynaecologists who is performing the operation. I obviously can't say 100% in your consultants case  but extra training would be needed to do this surgery.
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      Still doesn't mean he's done the specialist training for this particular operation. There are only a select few performing the procedure at the moment. In fact one of the Urogynaecologists I know is training other Urogynaecologists some have more years service than he has! You could always discuss it with him.
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    Hiya carol. Heres my journey so far...

    August 2015 saw GP got refferal to gyne

    October 2015 saw doctor - consultant not available they reccomended physio for 3 months & urodynamics (they fill ur baldder up & monitor how much u can hold/leak ect. Surgery was mentioned however suggested i needed to learn physio.

    November 2015 had physio - learned pelvic floor

    November 2015 had urodynamics

    December 2015 had physio. No change in prolapse.

    Jan 2016 saw doctor, consultant not available. Again. They fitted a pessary. I cried as i wanted to be normal. They said would refer to consultant & write to me. Later that day pessary fell out.

    Feb 2016 received letter. My consultant cant do the surgery i need. They have reffered me to another. Appointment will follow. Now waiting for appointment with the other consultant.

    Not read the other posts but its a long drawn out process.

    I have both recrocele and cycstocele.

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      Your experience has been long and drawn out Jojo but fortunately that is rare particularly being referred to a surgeon who can't do your surgery after a consultant not available. I wouldn't want carol to think this is a regular occurrence because it isn't. Most hospitals are normally very careful how they select patients for each consultant, you have been unlucky.
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