thread I too justify my use of health insurance
by the fact that it frees up the NHS for others, plus I'm paying tax for the benefit so I may as well get some use of it.

It was certainly reassurring when I had a cancer scare a few years ago and could have the barrage of tests done immediately, rather than having to wait several months.

When you go for your MRI scan, ask for a copy of the scans on CD/usb - you can get free medical imaging software online to render them at home. It's great fun looking through your own internals like that.

My knee:
permalink Cool!
Or maybe not. I can't tell if it's supposed to be like that or not.
permalink I have two scans of my knee, one before surgery
and one after, and I'm damned if I can tell a difference.

Either way, my knee is still a continual source of problems.
permalink I have been told not to take painkillers today,
as I'm seeing the consultant this afternoon. As a result, my knee is made of pain.
permalink You have my sympathies.
I've lost track of the number of times I'd contemplated a diy amputation.
permalink I can see that.
Today, I am awash in Nurofen but it's still fairly hurty.

The consultant told me it's actually probably a hamstring injury, though we won't know till the MRI on Friday.
permalink I've got my head on a CT scan
Keep wondering how hard it's be to have my brain and head 3d printed.
permalink I think it's easier to isolate the brain from scans
as the tissues are very different, so show up clearly. Although I neglected to get a copy of my head MRI when I had one done, so I've not had a chance to try it.