Hello all, and good wishes.
As previously mentioned/posted, I was referred for cataract surgery by my optician back in November 2018.
When the letter came through, I rang the number given and was asked which hospital I wanted to be treated at. When I named my preferred one, (because I had found that they had the shortest waiting list) I was asked if I had any heart or lung conditions. I told the person that I had COPD. She said "Oh they won't take you, I'll put you on the list for XXX hospital"
So, the waiting began!
After several months, I asked my GP to re refer me, which she did.
Went through the same procedure with regard to chosen hospital, stated my COPD, was told "that should be fine" .
Well, had my pre op consultation Wednesday 12th, got a call yesterday saying they could do the procedure next Saturday or Sunday! (28th/29th)
So why am I miffed?
Because if the person I spoke to way back in November/December of last year, had bothered to check, I could probably have had the pre op assessment in January, and have had the actual surgery done in February/March!
OK, so it's great to get it done on the NHS, and I'm very grateful, but I feel annoyed that I have had to go all these months with impaired vision when it could have been sorted ages ago!
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