I’m in Scotland so the timings might be different. I was given results and had mastectomy less than a week later. All very fast. Think I was very lucky as surgery was just restarting after a lengthy gap.
Thanks Mel, experiences seem to be positive which is reassuring. Hope all goes well with your treatment.
I had my surgery two days ago in London (outsourced to a private hospital) Couldn’t have had better care. Covid screening prior to op and dropped off and collected from the door. The bit I did miss was the physical presence of my husband before and after surgery 😢 as no family allowed to visit. Definitely makes it harder but I totally understand the reason.
Best of luck, I hope your surgery goes well. If I can answer any queries I’ll try. I think we are very fortunate that there is this arrangement for us.
Thanks for the reply. Glad you’ve had a positive experience. I’ve got surgery on Monday, and am thankful it can go ahead because of the hub arrangement.
I was diagnosed in March and had my surgery on Tuesday. Our local cancer hub is a Nuffield hospital so it’s more like a hotel. The staff were lovely and my care and treatment were brilliant.
I had to be dropped off and picked up at the door as only patients are allowed in. I had a Covid test 2 days before and my temperature taken on arrival. All the staff wear masks and some wore visors but were very apologetic about it and obviously it’s for our safety as well as theirs.
So all in all I have to say my experience was as good as it could be.
I can’t help with London, but I was diagnosed in March and still don’t have a date for my surgery, due to the virus. Fingers crossed you don’t have to wait as long as I am!
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Sending you our best wishes, Dan
I was diagnosed 2 weeks ago and I am now waiting for an appointment at one of the London cancer hubs as part of the new covid arrangements (rather than having surgery locally). Interested to hear of others experiences of the arrangements, especially how long it took for your appointment to come through. I’m expecting to have surgery in a weeks time but still no appointment.