Swansea grandmother waiting two years for hernia surgery

Grandmother Margaret Johns has waited over two years for surgery on two hernias in her stomach after her operation has been cancelled twice.

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Two hernias 'so heavy I have to carry them around'

Margaret John described her "ordeal" at having to live with two hernias in her stomach as she waits for an operation to remove them.

"As the day goes on they do get bigger, and by evening time I feel that I've got to put both my hands underneath to carry them around because they're so heavy.

"Day-to-day I can't bend, I can't stretch - everything seems an ordeal."

In this video, Margaret shows the two hernias on her stomach.

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Swansea woman left waiting for hernia operation

Margaret John is now waiting for another date to be set for her operation. Credit: ITV News

A grandmother from Swansea has waited over two years for surgery on two hernias in her stomach. 66-year-old Margaret John's operation has been cancelled twice.

Mrs John has to use a wheelchair most of the time and says the hernias make everyday tasks 'an ordeal', making sitting down and sleeping very uncomfortable.

Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board has apologised for the delays and says it is trying to arrange another date for surgery as quickly as possible.