I've been having problems with my hernia for a while now. I started trying to get treatment for it before Christmas. Of course everything was delayed due to the holiday. I had to wait to get a referral. I got an appointment on January 7th to get my referral. I was told to wait five days and call the general surgery office to make an appointment.
I called on the twelfth and was told I would have a consultation with the surgeon on February 15th. When I asked if I could be seen sooner, they said they'd put me on the list to fill a cancellation. When I asked if there were many people on the list, I was told, "oh, yeah, pretty much everybody says they want to get on the list."
Since on this visit, nobody was actually going to be doing any cutting on me, I would have to make another appointment for the actual surgery. When I asked how long until my colon isn't trying to escape from my abdomen every time I peed. She said, "probably some time in March."
My wife is trying to pull strings at her hospital to get my fixed.
It's just a good thing that we don't have socialized medicine in this country. If we did, people would have to wait a long time to get necesary medical procedures.