After everything that has gone on in the past 2 months I am again hit with bad news.
As most of you know ive been planning my mastectomy surgery for 2 yrs now. Last year was big with getting it organised. The 20th December I signed my consent form and was told surgery would be in March. Dad was let out of hospital 21st Dec to pass away so we had 4 weeks with him and then he sadlly passed on the 22nd Jan which is the same day his mum (my nanna) passed in 2011. He was only 53. We knew he would go with her that day but im still heartbroken over his passing. During this whole thing, i was told that i was on standby for surgery on the 27th Feb and if not then it would be within the following 2 weeks after the 27th. I have been preparing myself all over again after a roller coaster of emotions with the loss of my dad. I went to my pre op appointment on the 4th Feb. I saw a few doctors, the anesthetist and the physio. The doctor called the bookings lady and the 27th was still standby for me, so i had my blood tests, given info that i needed and my wash for the day of the surgery. I went home feeling ready. The next day around 10am my phone rang. It was the bookings lady, she said unfortunately the 27th has been taken by a priority patient, which i am more then happy with as i would never take a priority patients date plus i knew the lady would take the date as she has cancer and there arent that many circumstances that a cancer patient wouldnt take the next date they could. But then she said that i would be called closer to april for an april surgery. straight away i was so angry. I asked her what happened to march and she said priority. I hung up angry, frustrated and upset. I wasnt angry that priority had taken all the march dates but the fact that they said if it wasnt the 27th it would be the first 2 weeks of march and now im skipping a whole month after being waiting already 2 yrs. My son and husband’s birthdays are in April and i wanted to be a few weeks post op so i could still be there for the birthdays or at least able to plan something for them. My mums surgery was the 14th april when she had her breast cancer removed so im hoping its the same day, it would be significant, spooky and after both birthdays. But yes im cross and frustrated. Trying to see the positives in the situation, like more time to prepare and its just not meant to be just yet. Hoping for a cancellation in march as ive also just had my CT scan on friday and now all ready for surgery
Posted by mrsgreen12, 9th February 2014