Waiting driving me mad!

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Date Joined Jun 2011
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   Posted 7/28/2011 11:52 AM (GMT -6)   
I am in UK and waiting for a date for a partial wrap and hernia to be fixed. Got pre-op assessment next week but with no sign of when likely to be having op. Consultants secretary needs a personality transplant as her attitude is really bad. Sometime wish that I had the money to go private and get it all over with this waiting is going to drive me mad. The Nexium is not helping in any shape or form

Reading through the posts some of them could be me writing them, seems quite unreal. I am having a really bad day today. Very little sleep had to go to work and now have burning mouth and lips along with a very bloated stomach and am so so tired feel like I could sleep for a month. I know that I need to go have something to eat or will be up all night with even more pains but the thought of food is making me feel sick. It wasn't until I found this forum that I realised that a lot of what I was experiencing was so common.

Things aren't being helped in that I have a very unsympathetic boss. think she believes that just because I manage to get myself to work every day without taking sick leave that I am not that bad!! Argh if only she had to put up with what we all have to on a daily basis I don't think she would cope!!! Whats making things worse is that the job I do I don't have cover for when I take leave and usually pick things up when I return. The stress of trying to get her to make arrangements for cover is not helping in the least.

Sorry for a bit of a rant, sometimes it is good to gets things out of your head.

Take care everyone

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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 7/28/2011 2:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I know what you mean by the waiting game. It took me three years to find out what's wrong and to have my surgery.
Try to be patient. Stress just makes more acid.

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Date Joined Jun 2011
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   Posted 7/28/2011 2:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Joy
I know but really struggling at the moment!

It has taken a couple of years of seeing different consultants and all the tests that they throw at you to get the point of being put on the list for surgery. I haven't taken this step lightly and still not sure that I am doing the right thing, especially when I get a half decent day! Although days like today make me realise that if i don't give a shot then my quality of life is going to deteriorate even more.

Have been reading this forum for a couple of weeks now and you are all so positive it is keeping me going. Just wish I could have a more sympathetic boss and that the date for the actual op would arrive. Have been waiting two months now since they put me on the list so keep praying that it won't be much longer after the pre-op..

Take care
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