"Why is my surgery delayed?"
About: Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh at Little France / Gynaecology Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh at Little France Gynaecology EH16 4SA
Posted by Dee Dee1986 (as ),
I was suffering pain constipation and very bad periods, so my GP ordered an ultrasound, and a large fibroid was found. I finally got an appointment with a consultant regarding these results. As soon as I stepped into the consultant's room, I felt uncomfortable and pressured into speaking to a nurse regarding a trial they where doing on effective ways to treat fibroids instead of surgery.
I was put on Esmya and on my second period I bled really badly. I was in agony, so I called the number given to me by the trial nurse but only got voice mail.
Two weeks later, I call the consultant's secretary, who informed me the trial nurse was away and that no one would have listened to the messages! Next I went for an MRI scan and after weeks I had to call the consultant's secretary again, as I had no results and had not heard from the consultant. Weeks later and several calls to secretary again, the consultant finally calls back with a manner that was horrible (especially when I said I didn't want to take part in the trial). I still have no idea about my MRI results.
I finally received a letter saying I'm on the waiting list for surgery. I obviously got excited, as I've been semi house bound since January, only to be disappointed on Saturday when I received another letter saying that my consultant said I wouldn't be available for treatment between my original 12 week dates. I have no idea what is going on and I certainly did not tell my consultant that I'd be unavailable. I'd go in for surgery today if I got the call! I'm at the end of my tether. This emotional roller coaster is sending me to the edge.