Myomectomy surgery

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Hello! I just wanted to know if how long should I wait before the Doctor schedule my surgery? I am really worried if it will take longsad

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    I was wondering this too. I’m literally just waiting for a date. I’m really hoping it’s not long as I can hardly walk and my attendance at work is seriously poor. I’ve not had a full week in work for months due to not being able to walk effectively enough. 
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      I’m in the south east of England. I can appreciate that there’s a lot going on in the NHS at the moment and I can see they are under a lot of pressure. I just hope I don’t have to wait 18 weeks. I’ve been like this for months and I just wants to get back to normality. I know this sounds very selfish and honestly feel for anyone who has to deal with this for longer than I have that’s for sure.
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    If you are in the UK waiting time is official 18 week's minimum depending on what hospital you are having the procedure. However given what's happening the current state of play in the NHS at the moment non-URGENT operations have been postpone which now can be longer. It's a discussion you need to have with your hospital consultant. Given this, there maybe cancellations. You will need to ensure that you have had all the pre-op procedures such as blood tests, MRI, X-RAY, ULTRASOUND Etc. These need to be done before the embolisation is carried out!

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    I’m feeling pretty calm about it most of the time (probably because I’ve never had any surgical procedure and am completely unaware of what to expect). I had my pre assessment yesterday. The nurse was really nice, even sat chatting about my nail varnish to help me stay calm. She asked me who was going to be looking after me and to be honest I’ve not made any real plans for anyone to be there. I’ve put plenty of things in place to help me look after myself from the onset of being discharged. I explained this to the nurse. She looked a bit worried and politely said it’s best to have someone there for at least the first couple of weeks. Be honest, do I really need someone there? If it’s just that it would be nice for company, then I’m happy to deal with things on my own. If it’s that someone would be needed because of practical terms, then I will sort something out. Will I be able to get up and down the stairs by myself safely? Will I be able to get myself in/out of bed easily? Will I be able to prepare simple meals independently? Would I manage with someone just popping in to see if I’m ok/need anything? 

    some people I’ve spoken too have said I’m going to need to rest as much as possible, take my time and not to rush back to work too quickly. I have a very physical job, so the consultant said 8-12 weeks off work afterwards. Other people have been searching online and are saying I might be discharged the next day, I could be back to work within 4 weeks, I could be back on my feet after the first week home. I’m more inclined to take the consultants advice, as they are the qualified expert and would have a lot of experience of these recovery periods. I’m feeling that I’m going to be pressured into getting myself back to work sooner than I ought too. I don’t have an office job, so I won’t be just sitting at a desk, I will be on my feet for the majority of my days. Any advice from anyone?

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