Rectocele/cystocele operation on Thursday

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Hi everyone I have my Rectocele cystocele operation on Thursday and I'm so worried it's going to be cancelled due to the junior doctor strike on the 26th/27th. Does anybody have any idea on how this works and if it was going to be cancelled would I have already been notified?

Sorry I know it's something silly to worry about I've been waiting so long for this to happen really don't want it to be cancelled.

Thankyou for reading xx

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    Hello. If your surgery was going to be cancelled they would have informed you by now. Some junior doctors are working despite the strike and obviously consultants are working. Your consultant will only need a nurse to assist him in theatre.
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      Thankyou matron you truly are a star. I'm so worried over it I think I'm overthinking things so I'm not worrying too much about op if that makes sence 🙈 Xx
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      Makes perfect sense. Try and relax and you can always ring your consultants secretary in the morning if you just want to hear it "from the horses mouth" so to speak. I won't get too political here but it's a sad state of affairs when patients are inconvenienced, operations and procedures cancelled by members of a caring profession.
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      I spoke to the secretary on Friday regarding my Mrsa results which they couldn't find they then rang me back and said they had them there 😰 Nothing was said then I go into Derriford on Wednesday to sign my consent form.

      I know I don't really understand all the strikes or why there happening but have read parts on the news that's why I was starting to worry.

      Thankyou again xx

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    Hi. I had my 1st surgery cancelled due to bed shortage. They rang me the day before to say I was on standby and to ring on the morning. This was cancelled on the day I was due to go in. When reschedule they advised not likely to be cancelled a second time but yet again was put on standby the day before! ! Thankfully when I put up a stink they went ahead with the op. I have been told they get £100 fine for second cancelled appointment not sure if this is true? ! Good luck hon and fingers crossed for you. Xx
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    Good luck for op xxxx
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    My original op was cancelled in Jan due to the junior dr's strike and was rearranged for March; like you I was worried it would be cancelled as it was the Next day after 48hr strike was due to finish. Everything went to plan. No cancellation and amazing care from everyone that dealt with my op and after care.

    Like Matron said you would have heard ivy now. Good luck with your op x

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    hi i had my surgery cancelled 48 hrs before operation , this was due to no beds but was still given my op within the time scale x
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    That's not good - have you rang the hospital? Good luck xx
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