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Old 07-07-2017, 10:40 PM
Lucyharry68 Lucyharry68 is offline
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Default Re: Surgery -- where to start?

Hi Coco,

Unfortunately, without private cover it limits you to the public wait list. In Melbourne it can be anywhere from 6-18 months, but as it is a specialised surgery, there are only a few that do it so you will still have a well known surgeon in public.

Long story short, my surgery was cancelled the day before in public. I don't even know why I went down the public road as I have private cover. I then went private and was operated on 3 weeks later and could not be happier with the service.

I will pm you the surgeon as he also consults in public. I know private is $$$ but if you can afford it I would recommend joining and wait out any waiting time if any.

It was such a roller coaster of emotions building up to the surgery, finishing work, organising my children and my parents to stay with us-all to be cancelled the day before.

Do you know the severity of your curve?

All the best.

Linda

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