Guys not a medic or a quack. I tripped off a treadmill in late November and broke my left thumb, hurt my my left shoulder and left knee. Did A&E and paid 210Euros for it in Dublin. Broken thumb in cast and repaired, shoulder better. Have now been twice been to Craigavon & once to Lagan Valley off my face in pain and got crutches, Voltarol painkilling Gel and industrial strength painkillers. Am now in so much pain and told to rest. Today my mate a GP in the village gave me a 2 week biff chit & told me in would take 3 months to see an Orthopod in Belfast at the RVH. Is it worth presenting at A&E at my parents on the mainland to get surgery or fixed. Sorry to be grumpy but my pain is very severe.