Update on the Kid’s Operation

Hospitals annoy me.

If you’re not up to speed, my daughter had a lump removed last year, which the hospital (after dithering for several months) decided was cancerous just before Xmas. So she was booked in for a repeat surgery basically, this time to go in with the view of cutting out a tumour, rather than a cyst. It’s the same operation, they just cut away a bit more to make sure they get it all.

Anyway, she was booked in for the repeat op for last week. But due to fights over jurisdiction, another consultant at another hospital got involved (albeit a much more specialist one), partly with the complaint that she should never have been left so long for the 2nd op, and partly because they say she’ll get better more specialist care at the new hospital. As a result, her op for last week was cancelled as apparently the proper procedure was to do a chest CT scan first, to make sure the cancer hadn’t spread to her lungs. I’m happy to report, the scan was completely clear and so they set about rescheduling the operation.

Over a week later and we get the appointment through: which is back at the original hospital, with the original surgeon. So actually we’re in exactly the same position as before, only now the op is next week, 2 weeks after it was originally scheduled! The annoying thing was, the CT scan (the results of which we got on the day, an hour later) was several days *before* the 2nd op was originally scheduled for. So if they hadn’t cancelled it, it could still have been done and would all have been sorted over a week ago. Gah!

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  • jane i 21 January 2010, 11:11 pm

    i was awake in the heat at 2.30 this morning wondering how things were going for J am so glad to hear the scan was clear, sorry the nhs is annoying hope they get the job done properly next week.

  • Sue 22 January 2010, 12:19 am

    Colin, I hope all goes well for her, and there are no more delays. Great news the CT was clear! As a cancer survivor, I know how maddening all this can be. My best to you and also to your daughter for next week.

  • Colin McNulty 23 January 2010, 4:49 pm

    Thanks Jane and Sue, we’re booked in so it’s just a waiting game now.

  • Stephen J 24 January 2010, 9:28 am

    The last thing you need right now is a wait. So glad that her CT scan was clear though. Been thinking of you and yours bud.

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