I posted this two years ago;
Three months ago, I went to see my GP about what turned out to be Hydrocele Testis.
I've lost track of when the various visits were, but the "four week waiting list" in each case to see the ultrasound scanner, then the registrar, then the pre-op have all turned out to be a lot longer.
The operation itself is still a month away.
It's not life threatening and it's not painful, but it makes riding a bike very uncomfortable. I've gone from 750km a month to little more than the bare minimum of commuting by the shortest route and taking any excuse to drive in rather than than cycle.
I've done a few 3 hour trailquests (did I mention I ride trailquests ?), but avoided any 6 or 12 hour events this year, so it is life changing in a way.
So, the question is; If I had BUPA cover when I went to my GP three months ago, how quickly would this have been sorted.
If I didn't have BUPA cover and had paid for private treatment, how much would it have cost and how quickly would it have been sorted ?