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What would happen with a pre-op in this situation?

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OhMyGodTheyKilledKenny Fri 12-Jul-19 19:53:39

If your DC is due to go away to uni in September but is due to have an op at a hospital back home during the uni holidays at some point what would happen about a pre-op?

For post-op recovery they would need the op as soon as they break-up for Xmas or Easter so could a pre-op be done the day before an op for example? Or would they have to travel back beforehand just for a pre-op?


Flowersmakemyday Fri 12-Jul-19 21:49:37

They usually do the pre-op a few weeks before the operation, mine was 4 weeks prior to it. I'm a mature uni student and have been pushing for my op to happen at the beginning of the summer holidays. I had it two days ago which leaves me plenty of time for recovery.

OhMyGodTheyKilledKenny Fri 12-Jul-19 22:01:16

Thanks Flowers. Hope you have a speedy recovery!

It sounds as if it was quite straightforward because you live near uni and hospital

What would have happened though if you were at uni a long way from home and where you were having the op?

LookImAHooman Fri 12-Jul-19 22:06:22

Is this NHS?

I’ve never heard of a pre-op for a planned procedure being done so close to the event and while you can ask, I certainly wouldn’t expect it to be possible.

I was in exactly the same situation at uni and had to come back for pre-op. Roughly a two-hour journey. I can see how it would be more inconvenient if eg. DC is at St Andrews and from Cornwall.

NoBaggyPants Fri 12-Jul-19 22:11:26

She'd be expected to come back when her appt is scheduled. That's unlikely to be a day before the op.

She can request e.g. For the OP/ appointments to be in the holidays, but it's more likely she'll be scheduled according to where she is on the list.

OhMyGodTheyKilledKenny Sat 13-Jul-19 08:49:26

Yes it is NHS.

Travel back will be a pain as the uni course is essentially full-time but I guess if it's the only option that will have to be the case.

Thank you

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