For the last 4 month's I have been waiting to have X-ray's taken and and an MRI scan due to constant agonizing back and hip pain. It took 3 month's to see a rheumatologist consultant and it will be around another 3 month's to his next appointment even tho his first appointment he prescribed very high dose rate arthritis drugs that put me into A&E with heart attack symptoms for a day. Even when in his words " my right hip is almost certainly knackered" . I have constant burning pain in my right buttock and constant sharp pain in the same area and hardly sleep due to pain. I even have to lift my right leg with my arm into my pickup and need assistance to get my wellies on as I can't lift my leg up off the ground. My doctor seams happy to give me drug's but each with their own antidotes as pain killers need laxitives taken with them and anti inflammatory drug's need other drugs taken with them to protect my stomach lining from being shredded. I am told not to drive while taking the pain killers or operate machinery, but I am a fecking Agricultural Contractor and a farmer. I told my doctor that I have spent 28 year's building my business and I need to be working again by the summer as sitting in a tractor for 2 hour's at the moment is a great achievement on a good day. My doctor seams very reluctant to let me go private to speed things up as I need a referral from them but I'd be happy to pay. I am only 46 and have a family to support and have no health insurances at all so it's vital to get back to work again. Is any one else as feed up with the NHS ????