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anyone had surgery as public patient?

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    has anyone had surgery under the public systm, we dont have private cover and i think i need my gallbladder out (had scan today its full of stones lol). Back to gp tomorrow but think she will suggest getting it out as its causing me grief!! Just wondering how long the wait is and if its worth self funding as i cant go on much longer with these attacks :sad:

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    Yes I've had major bowel surgery here in SA. I've also had laparoscopies and other little things done like that and various hospitals here. Can't fault the public system - it is excellent! Currently waiting on a hernia operation although not looking forward to that.

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    Yes I've had major bowel surgery here in SA. I've also had laparoscopies and other little things done like that and various hospitals here. Can't fault the public system - it is excellent! Currently waiting on a hernia operation although not looking forward to that.

     

    do u know what the waiting times are like? I had an endoscopy and didnt wait long about 5 weeks , (all part of getting to this conclusion lol). I need it out before xmas :biglaugh:i dont want xmas in pain or just eating bland food, my diet is restricted enough being coeliac and im frightened to eat anything in case it sets it off :arghh:

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    I know what you are going through Clare, I had to go on a diet for coeliac and lactose free after my op.

     

    I'm seeing a consultant about my hernia next week but I'm not expecting the op to be this side of Christmas to be honest. I've waited 2 months for this appointment! Surgeons tend to go on holidays in December and January. You might be lucky. Ask your consultant if they can get you in before Christmas. Good luck! What hospital is it?

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    I know what you are going through Clare, I had to go on a diet for coeliac and lactose free after my op.

     

    I'm seeing a consultant about my hernia next week but I'm not expecting the op to be this side of Christmas to be honest. I've waited 2 months for this appointment! Surgeons tend to go on holidays in December and January. You might be lucky. Ask your consultant if they can get you in before Christmas. Good luck! What hospital is it?

     

    not been reffered yet i had my scan this morning which confirmed whats up, back to docs tomorrow but given its been causing me problems for 4 months i am almost certain she will refer me and if she doesnt i will be doing diy with a bread knife :biglaugh:. She was concerned on thurs and if i get a full blown attack i have to head off to emerg , which would speed things up i guess. Youd think they would do it for free as a perk of the job at ashford ;) .

     

    Hope your not waiting too long hun, in mean time i have to stay away from anything fatty, cant eat dairy as that is agony, or lettuce funnily enough , chocolate, im ok with alchohol though thank god he he

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    yep...i had hernia op done last new year...on workcover...done at calvary hospital north adelaide..cant fault anything..think i waited about 4 weeks!!!

    but likewise cant complain about the one i had done 6 years previous on the NHS.

    good luck

    paul.

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    Ouch, painful! Poor you Clare...........tho' i must say, from the avatar, you dont really qualify for the 5 F's do you? 2 perhaps, but i guess the erroneous bug struck you:sad:.

     

    I have really bad episode after ice-cream, which for me, is a downer; still the pain goes after a bottle of wobbly water, or maybe i just dont care after that:biglaugh:

     

    Paul, i'm going to be working at that hospital...........what's it really like from a patients point of view? Are the staff ok? the view is good, i know that, having watched the golfers during my visit, and planning my lunch break around the 3 or 4 nearest holes:)........

    Jane

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    Ouch, painful! Poor you Clare...........tho' i must say, from the avatar, you dont really qualify for the 5 F's do you? 2 perhaps, but i guess the erroneous bug struck you:sad:.

     

    I have really bad episode after ice-cream, which for me, is a downer; still the pain goes after a bottle of wobbly water, or maybe i just dont care after that:biglaugh:

     

    Paul, i'm going to be working at that hospital...........what's it really like from a patients point of view? Are the staff ok? the view is good, i know that, having watched the golfers during my visit, and planning my lunch break around the 3 or 4 nearest holes:)........

    Jane

     

    hi jane ...the staff were great,although i did panic a bit after the lady priest came and had a chat with me just before the pre-med!!the surgeon was great bloke,very funny and classless...he introduced me to the anaesthatist,and told me how brave i was being put to sleep by a greek male!!!all in all quit enjoyable considering i was having major lifesaving surgery:jiggy:me thinks it would be a nice place to work!

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    cheers.

    btw, no such thing as a "minor" op; espesh when its you on the wrong end of it:biglaugh:.

    i did a sedation course recently, not that its any use now, mind.......missed the last 3 days so not qualified now, buggers! it's a bit scary putting some poor unsuspecting hernia patient to bobo's..................

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    one thing about calvary i do remember is.....had my op about 6 at night...woke up about 2 in morning and decided i wanted to go out for a smoke!!and the poor girl on the desk was trying to find a security guard to escort this dizzy pom in his wolverhampton wanderers pyjamas outside for a smoke!!pain in the arse pommmy!

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    :biglaugh::arghh:

    Well, you wolves fans SHOULD be kept on a leash!! Bet the poor girl thought you was from the funny farm ward........

     

    I like wolverhampton, good shopping there! used to drive through there on the a41, when the killer 6 was busy:). Stopped once for a coffee, had a coupla cops follow me....a scouser in a saab? must have been pushing dope, like wolverhampton needs any more, hahaha.

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    Hi Clare,

     

    i'm working in flinders and have been getting around a variety of wards.

     

    The staff are excellent and can't do enough for you. If there is something you are not happy about, you only have to mention it and they will do what they can to amend it.

     

    Good luck with everything and you never know I could be helping to make your stay all the more pleasant. x

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    Hi Clare,

     

    i'm working in flinders and have been getting around a variety of wards.

     

    The staff are excellent and can't do enough for you. If there is something you are not happy about, you only have to mention it and they will do what they can to amend it.

     

    Good luck with everything and you never know I could be helping to make your stay all the more pleasant. x

     

     

    thanks hun x

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    Yes good luck Clare. My appointment is with the registrar next week but I will be surprised if I get in this side of Christmas.

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