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My operation was cancelled today.

(22 Posts)
Bluebellwould Sat 09-Jan-21 13:19:50

I was due a much needed op today. I was paying to go private as it was such an urgent need. It’s been cancelled because there are no ICU beds left at the nhs hospital and apparently they can’t do ops without that back up in case something goes drastically wrong. Also the private hospital is being turned over to the NHS on Monday for the foreseeable future. Desperate times indeed.
I am just grateful that my problem at the moment is not life threatening, until I end up in A/E again as I did at the
beginning of December. I am more sorry for those who are suffering cancer and in need of urgent care and diagnosis.
Take care everyone.

Chinesecrested Sat 09-Jan-21 13:25:53

My DP was lucky. He had his (serious) operation on 1st December, the day before the last lockdown finished. We were worried it might be cancelled but it happened just at the right time. Thank god he's fine. Good luck with yours, OP, hopefully this covid situation will end soon and the op will be reinstated.

Jane43 Sat 09-Jan-21 13:28:56

That’s disappointing for you but it’s best to err on the side of caution. I hope you get your operation soon.

Daisymae Sat 09-Jan-21 14:21:58

My DiL has had major surgery cancelled for the second time this week. No date as yet, she will need ICU for several days. It is life saving, but not critical as yet. I hope we don't get to that stage, but a very worrying time.

MawBe Sat 09-Jan-21 14:25:58

Very sorry but alas not surprised to read your post Bluebellwould
Hope you are not in too much pain and can hold on until medical facilities are available again.

Grannybags Sat 09-Jan-21 14:26:13

It's a very worrying situation Bluebellwould I hadn't realised private hospitals were being affected so much

Good luck with your operation, I hope it goes ahead

Mamardoit Sat 09-Jan-21 14:37:31

So sorry this has happened to you at such short notice. I know of others in the same boat.

One very dear friend with kidney cancer has been waiting for an operation to remove his kidney. It should have been done before Christmas and he is still waiting. Our local hospital had it's busiest day ever this last week. If anyone wants an ambulance they have to wait hours.

V3ra Sat 09-Jan-21 14:53:14

So sorry to hear this Bluebellwould ☹️

Grandmabatty Sat 09-Jan-21 14:59:57

Oh that must be so disappointing. You were all geared up for it too. Hopefully it will be rescheduled soon

Esspee Sat 09-Jan-21 15:04:51

What a terrible time we are living through OP. I hope things will work out for you soon.

Callistemon Sat 09-Jan-21 15:08:28

Oh dear, so disappointing when you are hearing yourself up in anticipation.

Yes, it will affect private hospitals too because, of course, if anything goes wrong, the NHS comes to the rescue.

Take care, Bluebellewould and I hope you will stay well and be able to have your operation as soon as it is safe.

Callistemon Sat 09-Jan-21 15:09:33

gearing yourself

(autocorrect, sorry)

Alima Sat 09-Jan-21 15:15:21

I do hope your operation takes place before too long and that it is not a too unpleasant and painful time.
Looking at this situation from the other side, my DH is currently receiving auto immune therapy at a private hospital which is being used by the NHS for the treatment of cancer patients to keep them shielded. We consider ourselves very lucky.

Marydoll Sat 09-Jan-21 15:15:35

Bluebellewould, you must be so disappointed at the cancellation. However after spending a few days in our local coronary care unit this week, I can tell you, as long as your condition is not life threatening, that home is probably the best place to be at the moment.

You cannot imagine how awful the situation in hospital are.

Oldbat1 Sat 09-Jan-21 15:39:16

Sorry to read that. Private hospitals can only function with NHS backup in case of emergencies.

AGAA4 Sat 09-Jan-21 15:39:44

I hope you are not in too much discomfort Bluebellewould. This is another way that Covid has affected us all. I hope you don't have to wait too long for your operation.

Sparklefizz Sat 09-Jan-21 16:04:28

So sorry to hear this Bluebellewould after psyching yourself up for it. I do hope you can hold on for another date without too much pain or suffering, and that you don't have to wait too long. flowers for you.

Marilla Sat 09-Jan-21 17:34:38

I am very sorry to read about your surgery being cancelled.
You must be so disappointed. I hope you have good medication to alleviate any pain or discomfort you may have.

Shandy57 Sat 09-Jan-21 17:36:50

So sorry to hear it was cancelled, I hope it can be rescheduled soon.

Jane10 Sat 09-Jan-21 18:08:44

What a shame just when you were all primed and ready to go. Hope you don't have too long to wait.

maydonoz Sun 10-Jan-21 11:40:23

Sorry to hear your operation was cancelled at the last moment BBW, it must be so disappointing.
Hopefully it can be rescheduled asap when it is safe to do so. Meanwhile I hope you can stay well and as comfortable as possible.

lemsip Sun 10-Jan-21 21:23:41

sorry your op was cancelled Bluebellewould