I have had several examinations by the NHS with a view to replacing my worn out right hip. 3 times I have had a date fixed for the operation and 3 times it has been cancelled because my general health has been below par. As I also suffer from COPD, a breathing complaint, together with Myeloma a blood cancer then windows of opportunity between Chemo courses and good breathing don’t arrive very often. 2 such windows happened recently but because of the time it took in getting several Consultants agreements together, the opportunities were missed. If I could afford to have private treatment, this could be arranged at very short notice. Now that I am 2 years overdue in having this operation the pain, despite having pain killers, is becoming intense and quite unbearable, being 84 years old doesn’t help either! The operation would cost £14-15,000 plus the cost of nursing aftercare in a high dependency unit and specialised equipment would cost in the region of my target. Thank you so much for your donation, you will have made the rest of my life, anticipated at least another 10 years, a pleasure.