The prohibitive cost of going private wouldn't have been on our radar in the first thirty years of our marriage. But we have been fortunate, we are also lucky in that the area of London that we once lived in has become gentrified, pushing up house prices way beyond what many can afford. We made a tidy sum when we sold up.
Twenty years ago my wife was diagnosed with a fibroid cyst. Her surgeon said that the word cyst trivialised her condition, it was really a tumour, albeit benign. There was a three year wait for her surgery at the time, but the constant pain that she endured was too much for her to wait three years. She went private.
One of the benefits was that they used keyhole surgery so she didn't have the surgical insult of her abdomen being cut open, she was up and about and back to work inside two weeks.
Since then we have had three operations, my wife has had two and I had the hip replacement.
There are those who say that going private is tantamount to queue jumping, but the counter argument is that getting off the NHS waiting list shortens the queue.
How do you feel politically? Should we all just use the NHS? Or is there a place for private treatment?
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