Hi everyone, I just wondered if anyone else has had problems waiting for an operation? I have a shadow on my lung that needs to be investigated and some Bullae that needs to be removed. My lung collapsed in September last year and I was told in October that I need an operation which would be the end of January/start of February. It then was meant to be in February, then I was told late Feb/early March and now I'm being told April and I seriously can't cope with waiting another month. My breathing and chest pain is getting worse and I'm just not coping. From what I'm aware of the hospital that I'm supposed to be having my operation at (Royal Stoke University Hospital in the Midlands) is having major problems with their A&E and is the worst in the UK at the moment for their waiting times and due to the backlog of them taking up all the beds I cannot have my operation. Can anyone suggest anything that I can do to hurry my operation along? I'm 21 and I've already lost so much time being unwell since I was 18.