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Time from preop to lap?

Hi guys,

Finally got a date for my preop next month. Was wondering how long it usually takes from preop to surgery? Am I right in thinking the surgery is usually pretty soon after preop for it to be relevant? My GP said roughly within 3 weeks? Such bad timing that I have two hen parties and maid of Honor at my best friends wedding ☹️ Been in so much pain I really can’t afford to put the date back. And if the surgery is within a set time of the preop, did anyone have any say as to when they wanted it? I’m having my Sugery at Poole hospital x

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I think this really depends on where and what the waiting list is like. I didn't even have a pre-op at all! Some people seem to have it in the next few weeks and others I think it is quite a while, like a few months? Your best bet is just to keep nagging them, but obvs you and they will have a better idea after the pre-op. I know I'm not being helpful but just because I saw no one had replied yet! It can be tricky especially if you've got important events coming up but your health is paramount and good friends will understand. I would just imagine worst-case scenario and plan accordingly so you are prepared if it is. You could also ring up when you get the appointment and see if on the off-chance there is a slightly later date that wouldn't mean waiting that much longer if it does clash. Good luck x

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Hi, I requested for my surgery to be in 3 months time (not at the same hospital) but my preop is in June and my surgery is about 4 weeks later. Hope this helps a little x

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my pre op is two weeks before my op, they keep it relatively close normally.

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Thanks for your replies everyone. Just so frustrating to be told one thing by my GP and then another by a ward clerk. I will just wait for tomorrow and ask the nurse. Hopefully it’s not too long now. Just can’t go on much longer with how things are.

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