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 Post subject: Another Question about CHX and Waiting and stuff...also Hi
PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 3:36 pm 
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Hey guys! (It's been a while, I KNOW!)

To get you up to speed:

I'm with Charing Cross GIC now, and I had my 2nd Consultation 5 weeks ago. The summary of this consultation is that: a referral has been sent to the surgery team for Phallo (cool!), and that I will be changing my medication from Testogel to Nebido, so a letter will be sent to my GP to sort this out.

I am aware that CHX tends to take some time, because I hear that it takes a while to get confirmation from the surgery team. But my GP still hasn't received a letter yet, nor have I (he said he'd send a copy to me too), about changing medication.

All I'd like to know is, how long should I wait before I get concerned? Is 5 weeks already too long? Should I call them?

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 Post subject: Re: Another Question about CHX and Waiting and stuff...also
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Hey there Darko! Nice to see you again, I can't personally help with your query but congratulations and welcome back :-)

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 Post subject: Re: Another Question about CHX and Waiting and stuff...also
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Hi Darko,
I would give them a ring. 5 weeks is a long time to wait for a medication change letter. I can't remember if I heard anything from the London team when I was put on the waiting list but it can't hurt to tell them that you haven't heard anything and where are you on the waiting list?

Good luck. Keep us updated about your progress.


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 Post subject: Re: Another Question about CHX and Waiting and stuff...also
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I was referred through my GP to UCL for lower surgery. Saw my GP on 21st October, and had hear nothing for ages, so I e-mailed the hospital. They said they received my referral on 11th November and it was under clinical review (whatever that means!) and that I will be sent a letter about an appointment shortly. I've still heard nothing about an appointment to meet the surgeon from the hospital. So, I can't answer you question, but I guess at least we both know it isn't unusual to wait this long. I think pushing them along never hurts though. My experience with the NHS is that you must keep pushing and chasing. Don't let them forget you. Good luck


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 Post subject: Re: Another Question about CHX and Waiting and stuff...also
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I've heard that chx are pretty rubbish sending out letters, I've heard of people waiting 3 months for letters.
You could try contacting the andrology clinic?
@sergei. How was your gp able to refer you for lower? I've heard of them referring for hystos but you need psychs letters for lower surgery.

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 Post subject: Re: Another Question about CHX and Waiting and stuff...also
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I have no idea. I just went to my gp, and she said she would refer me. She seemed to think the psychs letter was unnecessary because I have been fully transitioned for 9 years now and to her this just seems like the next logical step. I wonder if the hospital will refuse to see me though, and send me back to get one. But at the moment they have just e-mailed me and said that they have my letter, and it is with the department for clinical review.

'Thank you for your email. We have received your referral on 11th November and it’s with the Department for clinical review and appointment will be made for you in due course.

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Seems promising... What do you guys think?


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Maybe a clinical review is like a multi-Disciplinary Team meeting which is what I had to go through. The surgeons, specialist nurses and other interested parties eg social workers, physiotherapists, psychiatrists, GPs etc meet to discuss each case on the list to see if all the operation is appropriate and that there will be no problems peri-operatively. I had a mis-placed testicle (!) and phoned them up to get it put back in the right place which would have been a day case only procedure, but they still put my case on the MDT list before they would put me on the operating list. I found Mr. Christopher's scheduling secretary very helpful in letting me know what was happening.

I think that if you are on their radar then it will happen - but will just take time. So don't worry Serge, although it is very annoying not knowing when it is going to be as we all have lives we have to rearrange when going into hospital especially if it involves post op care and long recovery periods.


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 Post subject: Re: Another Question about CHX and Waiting and stuff...also
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Thanks Neal, I really appreciate your advice. Hopefully not too much longer now until I hear something.

I'm getting married next summer so I really need to plan recovery time around that, not so much for the first stage, but for the second. Also, I am a very passionate runner, but now that I know this is coming up I don't want to book any events in case I train super hard and then it happens before them. I was very tempted by the Hampton Court half marathon in March, although if the NHS 18 week guidelines apply to this type of procedure, then I suppose I would hopefully be expecting to have the operation around that time. Uncertainty is the hard bit. I guess training really hard and going into the op super fit isn't a bad thing though! Thanks again for the advice, always appreciated.


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 Post subject: Re: Another Question about CHX and Waiting and stuff...also
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I went to chx for referral for phallo and to change from testim to nebido at the beginning of Nov and have had a copy letter from them to my gp and I have had a phone call from the andrology clinic with an appointment so if you still haven't heard you should definitely give them a call.


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 Post subject: Re: Another Question about CHX and Waiting and stuff...also
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I am still waiting without hearing anything. Thanks for the info. I think it is definitely worth chasing soon.


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