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Has anybody any experience of charring cross hospital and the interventional radiology department for coiling unruptered aneurysms?

Got my final appointment on Wednesday before making my final decision and wondered who had experience of this hospital and consultants in charring cross

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hi there sorry to hear about your trouble i have not been to charring cross but iv had four ops one that burst then three more coilings in kings colledge hospital but i dont think you have anythink to worry about charring cross will look arfter you the icu has a good reputation you can contact me if you need to chat let me know how you get on good luck and tryu not to worry i hope you have a good support behind you like family and friends as you may need thier help for a while all the best

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Thank you so much and yes I am lucky to be so near Charing x hospital. Will let you know

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The surgeon from Charing Cross came up to Coventry to do my coiling for a burst aneurysm and he was excellent.

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Thank you hope you recovered well

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5 weeks post op I'm doing well thanks. I was very lucky.

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Interesting to read your comment Jacmidlands I’m under Coventry Hospital and have been messed around by them since December 2016 so alarming that why did they have to get a surgeon from London ?

But really pleased to read you are on the mend x

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I think that they are having recruitment problems. I heard that one post couldn't be filled for a year. I wonder if there is a national shortage of neurosurgeons?

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I last heard late last year they are fully staffed. I am aware my surgeon mr belteci was going on holiday for a month!

Thanks for reply and glad your on the mend

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That’s good news that you recovered so quickly somebody was looking out for you x

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I haven’t twicker but hope you get your answers and all goes good. Keep us all informed of your journey x

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How did you get on?

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Haven’t done it yet, waiting for my surgery date, pre op date end of January - fingers crossed

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Good luck with all that. 🍀

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Any news?

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Thank you for asking, I went in last Monday for operation and no beds so cancelled. Back in for operation Monday 19th March. Fingers crossed xxx

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Don’t really mean ‘like’ that comment. How annoying! Fingers crossed that the op will go ahead next week.

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Any news?

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Well I have had three cancelled operations one of which I actually spent the night on the ward and was sent home the following day, one I sat waiting for 4 hours for a bed and lastly a call to cancel . So I am no further on just wasted three months of my life waiting for this , so decided to get back in my bike and when it happens it happens

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Oh no! I've only just seen this sorry. You must be so p****d off with all that. I know there's a shortage of neurosurgeons but that is ridiculous. The problem is that since it's an emergency when an aneurysm bursts (like mine did) those cases take precedence over those on the waiting list.

You might as well just live your life and hope for the best. Just don't forget to wear your helmet when you're on your bike!

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I always do... thanks so much for your very kind words .......

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