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Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:11 pm

Hi, I have an extremely large, heavy & painful stoma hernia (2nd one in 2 yrs).  My GP contacted surgeon staying he advises urgent surgery. Surgeon says (without seeing me) I've to wait 12+ mths.  I almost have to "carry" my hernia around, suffer excruciating pain and constant leaks. I'm virtually housebound and desparate.  Can anyone advise me how to seek help/who to appeal to please? Thanks

Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:24 pm

Not knowing the specifics, I would suggest that you immediately get yourself to a hospital emergency room to be examined by a physician.  

Best of luck.

Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:25 pm

Not knowing the specifics, I would suggest that you immediately get yourself to a hospital emergency room to be examined by a physician.  

Best of luck.

Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:09 am

Oh My Gosh you need help now not 12 months from now..Go to emerg and get checked.  Good luck.





Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:45 am

Hello Gnomeo. I see you are living in the UK, which will PROBABLY MEAN THINGS WILL GET MUCH WORSE IN A YEAR'S TIME AFTER WE LEAVE THE EU AND THE ECONOMY TAKES A NOSE DIVE. I would suggest that, alongside pressing for an urgent preliminary examination, you think about going private so that You can at least get a preliminary diagnosis from an expert. This would be harder for the NHS doctors to ignore.  The problem you face is becoming more and more prevalent in that 'they' won't even want your name on a waiting list, in case it reflects badly on their target figures when they don't do the operations - sometimes years after the initial diagnosis. You can also lodge an official complaint, which will be treated with their usual contempt but it does establish that you were serious about the situation from the outset. I am sorry to say that this seems to be the way the country is headed at present but I do wish you well in you personal efforts to get better treament.

Best wishes



Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:34 am

Thank you Bill. I did indeed contact a private hospital. They told me the surgeon that would perform the operation would be the exact same surgeon who is ignoring my case. As I live in North Wales, he is the only colorectal surgeon for this vast area!!! 

He in fact messed up my initial ileostomy operation and had to re-site it. I then developed sepsis in our filthy hospital, followed by my first hernia repair. Following more problems I was told then, & only then, the previous hernia repair was temporary!!!! (No mesh). Now him & My GP are at a stand-off. I have absolutely no faith in him.

As I live in Wales, surgery across the border is not available unless I go private.  The quote for this is approx £12 - £15k.!!!! 

Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:17 pm
I am sorry to hear you are trapped in this situation. If you could get to France the op would almost certainly be cheaper, AND done quickly, in a clean hospital. People come over for other ops - why not this?
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:04 pm

This is certainly something to consider. Thank you so much

Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:47 am

Gnomeo, OMG, this is one the worst situations I've read on this site.  I wish you only the best medical care whever you find it. Not to mention a complete recovery. As I am an American with excellent insurance, it is almost impossible for me to truly understand your access/administrative problems.  For that, I defer to Bill and anyone else who has National Health and understands the system. Although I agree that a private consultation will give you more alternatives and not set you back too severely.  Everything you can find out and add to your knowledge bank will help you make the correct decisios. Do let us know what happens, we are all interested.

P.S. I have not mentioned NHS because it is such a hot-button issue. If anyone ever wants to start a dialog, bring it on.

Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:27 am

Thank you x


Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:28 am

Thank you

Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:05 am
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