I'm lucky that I have company private as well as the NHS. My eyesight was deteriorating fast especially as my eyesight has always been really poor, if it had been months later I wouldn't have been able to see a television, let alone work.
My wife's kidney problems were causing, intermittently, intense pain and she had already been hospitalised.
No-one wants to wait months in pain. As I say, I was lucky in that regard, and I'd happily pay more taxes for a properly funded NHS, but in the meantime I have to make the best personal decisions.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09-Dec-18 20:17 by muppedo.