Saturday, 27 August 2011


You'll know, oh loyal readers, that much as I love what the NHS does, it is the time waiting for it to do it, that frustrates the hell out of me.

So imagine my open-mouthed astonishment when, this morning, less than 48 hours after my operation I received the following letter. (I shall reproduce it in full):

I am writing to inform you that Elizabeth underwent an uncomplicated hysteroscopy and biopsy today in Day Surgery Unit. The endometrium appeared normal and samples have been sent. I will write with the results when they are available and liaise with the Reproductive Medicine Unit regarding her follow up.

How is that for brilliant service?

Obviously until the sample has been thoroughly microscoped for any cellular-level nasties I haven't quite got the all clear.

But it is looking encouraging.

And quick.


  1. Ah, the NHS! Somehow it never fails to surprise!

    Glad to hear that the initial letter sounds so encouraging, and keeping my fingers crossed that the results of the microscopic examination also come back clear.

  2. Hoorah for speediness. Hopefully the sample results are as swift x

  3. Wow well that certainly beats the 4 hours I waited for an injection last week!

  4. Amazing how quick that was! I am waiting for root canal treatment. I was informed yesterday that I am on the waiting list.... only 6-9 months to wait! Oh the joys of the NHS!!
    Fingers crossed you get the all clear. x

  5. AWESOME!! Good news is always welcome...especially when it comes across so quickly. I'm sure the pathology report won't be as fast, but it's lookin' good so far!!

  6. Sandy in Florida28 August 2011 at 04:39

    Good for you. Hopefully just the start of good things to come.

  7. Nice! Nothing like a good housecleaning and inspection to make sure things are structurally sound and welcoming...

  8. That is fantastic! About time!!

  9. That's fantastic news! Very speedy :)

  10. It's great news to hear that everything looks good and that there's nothing untoward in there.

    You must be very relieved, and how considerate of them to write to you and let you know so quickly!

    Hopefully that means you'll be able to get on with your next cycle soon...

  11. Wow, that's awesome!! Hope the next results come quickly and awesomely as well!

  12. I hope the report comes back just as speedily!

  13. Really pleased to see that the op went well and the preliminary results are great. Hope the path lab can be equally quick and positive.

  14. Oh my - that is super speedy for the NHS! I'm glad things are looking good! I just had mine done here today, but in Canada they call it a sonohyseterogram - fun times!

    I tagged you on my blog with a Virtual Hug award, thank you for your support and comments! I love reading your blog and comments knowing I am not alone in this journey!

  15. My eye went to "appeared normal" like a homing pigeon (I know that it isn't the final word, that the biopsy is more the acid test, but still).

    And that is speedy. I'm glad. Perhaps the NHS maintains a list somewhere: People Who Have Already Waited Too Long And Deserve A Speedy Answer?

    Unlikely. But a good idea nonetheless.


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