So I went to the GP as I've had constant pain for a couple of days and with my past record of it before as a kid he diagnosed appendicitis.
Gave me a referral letter and told me to get my arse down to the hospital where a Surgeon could confirm the diagnosis and decide whether or not to whip it out (yer that's what she said). I asked the Doc do I really have to go? as I knew that it would mean waiting around a couple of hours, thought I'd just wait to see if it got any worse but he said it would be taking a risk not to go. So off I went to Joondalup Hospital accident & emergency.
About twenty odd ppl aready waiting but I gave them the referral and was told to sit and wait.
Six hours later still waiting and there's only so much angry birds I can play.
Pain wasn't any worse than before and I wasn't throwing up so I gave up and fucked off home. Thought if it really kicks off then I'll go back again but then it'll be really serious so then they can't make me wait again.
Now I'm not blaming the Hospital staff as I'm sure they're doing the best they can with the facilities and staff numbers that they have but six fucking hours and still no sign of being called? Really??! And yes I checked that they had me on the list.
I'd like to hear from any of you that have gone to the A&E. Is a 6+ hour wait normal these days? even though you may have something that could potentially turn life threatening.