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At the begining of May I had horrendous pain and sickness for 12 hours. It was bank holiday and din'twant to bother doctors (fool!) so waited to see GP on the Tuesday by which time pain not so bad. He knew instantly it cholecystitis. Took bloods. He phoned me in the afternoon. White cell count and inflammation indicator both sky high. Said I had to go into hospital and this was duly arranged and told to report to surical assessment ward. Arrived - no beds. Only treatment was some antibiotic tablets and sent home but to return at 8.30 next day for scan. Had scan (multiple stones, thickened and swollen) and saw consultant who said he would put me down for gallbladder removal within 6 weeks.
Had pre-op on 7 June. After 6 weeks no appointment so spoke to hospital. Operation has now been marked as routine and will not be for at least another 3 months. Another GP at my practice has told me if not done before winter it will probably be next year! Is this delay normal waiting time now? If so why did the consultant say 6 weeks?
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