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Hi , so I have my first appointment in the next couple of weeks, exciting! I'm getting mine through the nhs as I have no ways of self funding, I can't get a loan as I wouldn't be accepted , anyway my question is has anyone had their op at luton and dunstable hospital? How long did you have to wait for surgery from your first appointment at the hospital? I'm hoping my surgery will be this year .

Thanks

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1 hour ago, Ellie90 said:

Hi , so I have my first appointment in the next couple of weeks, exciting! I'm getting mine through the nhs as I have no ways of self funding, I can't get a loan as I wouldn't be accepted , anyway my question is has anyone had their op at luton and dunstable hospital? How long did you have to wait for surgery from your first appointment at the hospital? I'm hoping my surgery will be this year .

Thanks

Good luck with your appointment but I have to be blunt here, Its not going to be this year. The NHS is swamped with two and a half years of back cases of urgent surgery that will come before yours. Don't despair though, You will have your foot in the door and are a step closer than before

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Thankyou for your reply , I will ask at my appointment how long the waiting list is , I wish I could afford to self pay :( I have really looked at options to self fund but unfortunately I just can't do it

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I know it took me almost 10 years to save the money. 10 years I could have been slim ffs. My local doctors kept poopooing me off and wouldn't refer me, I just knew I had to pay. To me now its worth the money but I just could not have gone into debt to pay it back even a 0 percent

I had to wait 8 months for my surgery last year even though I paid. I was told 6 months in the beginning but Covid caught them out and it ended being 8. I cried when I found out but my turn came quicker than I thought.

You are a step further than I ever got so good luck with your appointment. Worth telling them you are available for any cancellations too.

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Oh bless you! Sorry you had to go through that but like you say it was worth it in the end, thankyou! I'm so ready for it now ! I have lost 3 stone on my own in the last couple of years , I just need that tool now to help me

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Had my first appointment on June 21, I am having my surgery this Wednesday, 8/17.

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7 hours ago, Ellie90 said:

Oh bless you! Sorry you had to go through that but like you say it was worth it in the end, thankyou! I'm so ready for it now ! I have lost 3 stone on my own in the last couple of years , I just need that tool now to help me

Thats amazing

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