I am currently writing a list of Things To Do ahead of my radical hysterectomy in a little over 3 weeks time. (I know, but it helps me feel like not everything is totally out of my control).
One thing that occurred to me was that catching flu would not be a great idea either before my surgery (and taking an infection into a hospital ward full of vulnerable patients) or afterwards (coughing and sneezing with an abdominal wound? No thanks). I’m thinking a flu jab would be a good idea.
I just looked at NHS Choices and it doesn’t look like we qualify for a free one unless we’ve had chemo. That said, I know that we can get our prescription costs associated with cancer reimbursed so maybe there’s something they can do. Has anything had any experience of this?
Anyway, I have to see my GP next week anyway so I’m going to chat her up and see if I can get a free one - if not, I think I’ll offer to pay. I reckon it’s worth a few quid to have one less thing to worry about.
Will let you know how I get on