"hysteroscopy and polyp removal. Jessops hospital , Sheffield"
About: Royal Hallamshire Hospital / Gynaecology Royal Hallamshire Hospital Gynaecology S10 2JF
Posted by Lou75 (as ),
I had no info sent to me at all before this procedure in March. All I had was an automated phone call telling me the time of the appointment. No letter, no booklet.
Imagine my surprise when I arrived to be told it was happening there and then! I thought it was for a check up maybe a scan.
I hadn't eaten breakfast in case I needed a scan. I should have had painkillers an hour before. The whole thing was traumatic especially as I was totally ill prepared. The staff were lovely and the doctor explained well what would happen. I have no complaints with the actual procedure as such. Apart from the fact that they started it without local anaesthetic, I would have thought that was a given.
The polyp was removed and the whole thing took about 25 mins. Thankfully my husband had taken a day off to take me. If not I would have been on the bus and would have felt too ill and dizzy to get back home alone. Obviously the info booklet explained all that but as I didn't have it I didn't know what to expect. I was told it was a computer blip. I hope for the sake of other patients it doesn't happen again. I must re iterate that the actual procedure was very professional and the staff were very caring and understanding. It was the admin side that I am un happy about.