I am so upset and ashamed of our NHS.
As you might know i was due to have my spinal op on Wednesday, i had a high dependency bed, specialist nurse, specialist neuro surgeon etc all there but it was cancelled due to too many patients for the beds.
I was told to go back in after phoning at 7am and went in this morning. I sat for three hours waiting on a bed to be released by the doctors discharging other patients. At 11am, after waiting and stressing as I had been through a previous cancellation i was told that if i went to another ward to get changed they would do my op and take me to high dependency after the op that they had beds.I got prepped and got onto the theatre trolley and they push me to theatre. Half way there the nurse got a page and told me we had to go back to the ward as my operation was cancelled. i couldn't breathe for crying, i am gutted.
I went back to where i got changed and the consultant said that A and E was closed as they had to many patients and these patients would be using the bed i had with specialist neuro nurses and he and the theatre could not work.
I cried again and went home and have bee miserable since.
At 4pm the neurosurgeons secretary called and said to phone at 7am on monday and i would get a yes or no to having the op monday.
At 7pm I got a call to say this was cancelled and all operations next week are cancelled.
So I am at home, off my rheumy drugs so in pain, in pain with my spinal problem with absolutley no idea when i will have my op.
My family are gutted, they had arranged to come and help. I have to start over all agian but when and if they say i can have the op in the future I will have NO confidence in them whatsoever.
I have complained to PALS and they said they would act on it but this is still no use to me.
Sorry but i am miserable.