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@Lola the problem is where you get your education , I will use COVID as an example, somehow people believe from whatever source they should be drinking horse dewormer! WTF is wrong with people?
 

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@Lola the problem is where you get your education , I will use COVID as an example, somehow people believe from whatever source they should be drinking horse dewormer! WTF is wrong with people?
I realize that Mark. I will research until I can’t anymore. I seek medical opinions from everyone I see and have an appt with. I do in-depth research. I ask questions. A little of your knowledge should be common sense to. Too many ppl now a days are lacking that!
 

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I realize that Mark. I will research until I can’t anymore. I seek medical opinions from everyone I see and have an appt with. I do in-depth research. I ask questions. A little of your knowledge should be common sense to. Too many ppl now a days are lacking that!
Please do not take my comment as a slight at you. I have a nephew that was just diagnosed with Leukemia and his doctor told him to not google his disease. He said that all the internet experts are idiots! He also took the time to answer all his questions.
 

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Today is a day from hell. I don’t know who I am waking up to anymore. Dr. Jekyll or Mr. Hyde. Can’t do anything right. Fuck!! I have to reach out to some group that deals with this. Today is really overbearing. I hate this day more then you will ever know. He is biggest asshole ever. I get it but it doesn’t mean you have to make your wife feel miserable and cry all day.
 

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Update: this man has really risen to the challenge. His self sufficiency has risen greatly! The scooter that he is using is a godsend. He went off the drugs completely against his doctors advice. That’s on him. He’s able to get up and completely wash himself with me standing there just in case. We were able to get him outside and in his wheel chair for his first time outside. This is seriously physical for me and exhausting. We go for a 20 min walk but pushing him is a big challenge. I am 115 and he weighs in at 250. It’s a struggle and I really need a nap after this. His mood hasn’t really improved But I am hoping it will in due time.

Life is just too damned short! This whole situation really brought that statement home for me. I am watching The Osbournes tv series. It’s entertaining and lets me escape and laugh a bit.
 

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All the best to you and your husbands recovery.

The thing that irritates me is the fact he had to wait 2 years in order to see the orthopaedic surgeon. A shameful, unacceptable and all too common scenario for many in this country.
 

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All the best to you and your husbands recovery.

The thing that irritates me is the fact he had to wait 2 years in order to see the orthopaedic surgeon. A shameful, unacceptable and all too common scenario for many in this country.
I would agree but there’s nothing you can really do. The health care system is really overwhelmed.
We went looking for my old neuro ophthalmologist the other day because of a problem I am having. He has retired and there are 0 in Ontario.
 

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how far back to you have to go to get to the time when the system wasn't overwhelmed?
when i was up there, toronto east general had people in the hallways because they didn't have rooms for them. that was like, 2008 i think. wait times to see a doctor for follow up care for my surgery routinely took 4-6 hours.
 

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how far back to you have to go to get to the time when the system wasn't overwhelmed?
when i was up there, toronto east general had people in the hallways because they didn't have rooms for them. that was like, 2008 i think. wait times to see a doctor for follow up care for my surgery routinely took 4-6 hours.
Had cervical spine surgery in 1996,... 2 month wait time.
Kidney stone surgery in 2014,... 8 month wait time.

Had serious health issues in 2007,... suffered for 5 months waiting to see specialists in Ontario and finally said 'F' this shit,... jumped in the car and went to Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan only 3 days after contacting their specialists. Was seen immediately upon arriving and two hours later had a team of eight doctors performing tests. Ten hours later had a treatment plan for me to take back to Canada and have it administered by my doctors.

The best medical treatment I had ever experienced in my life was at Henry Ford Hospital,... hands down. It was the smartest $5,300 I had ever spent on myself and a bargain at twice the price as that medical team had literally saved my life,.. period.

I have now been waiting damn near 4 years to have lumbar spine surgery back here in Canada,... this wait time started well before Covid arrived on the scene. After waiting through the first 14 months of this now near 4 year wait time I again went to Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit to see an Orthopaedic surgeon as a second opinion. He confirmed the surgery needs to be done and told me he could have it completed within 3 days if I chose to have him perform the procedure. The cost was $75,000,... no can do at this time,(waiting for the lottery ticket numbers ti hit, lol.)

Oh,... did I mention that the surgeon at Henry Ford was a Canadian? He sure was,... a top notch highly awarded one as well. Schooled in Canada at Toronto and Ottawa. I asked him during our visit why he decided to practice in the USA. He answered by saying that if had stayed in Canada he would most likely never get enough OR time to become the surgeon he set out to be,... huh, go figure, lol.

So here we are as Canadians,... paying into a Socialized health care system your entire life and when you need some timely medical care you get what I consider to be third world healthcare.

At this time I'm all for some sort of a Private Health Care option here in Canada. I'll gladly pay a monthly premium knowing that I'll get the medical care for my family and I when it is needed,.... not in 4, 5, 8, etc. months or years down the line,... pathetic!

This is totally unacceptable and every Canadian should get pissed off and vocal about the situation and demand change. This is good reason as any for Canadians to stop being too Canadian and polite and raise a little hell to encourage change.

Ok,... that's the end of my rant. When I hear of stories such as the one Lola posted it gears me up knowing how frustrated she and her husband are. Sadly these types of unacceptable situations are becoming increasingly the norm for tax paying Canadians.



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i went through it myself. they were supposed to fuse my ankle. i went on a waiting list for 3 years. at the end of that time, i went to my appointment with the specialist and was told it was pushed back 5 more years. at the end of those 5 years i went back to find that my specialist had retired, and i was asked to wait an additional 7 years. only so many hours are allotted to ankles. priorities are given to hips and knees. as with anything run by any government, eventually you get rationing. i don't blame canada for that. if we had socialized medicine here, it would be no different. putting people in charge of your healthcare that can't properly manage the post office invites problems
 

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… putting people in charge of your healthcare that can't properly manage the post office invites problems
It’s not just healthcare, that’s where the entire country is at right now.

A couple of weeks ago I went to the ER for the same thing that nearly killed me about three years ago. It was an entirely different game. This time they didn’t admit me and just said “we don’t worry too much about blood clots until it gets into your lungs or heart.” Of course by that time you’re pretty much dead. Anyway, the big time free healthcare up here ain’t what it used to be. Could also be that after a certain age they figure you are going to get expensive for health care and if you died quietly at home it would be better from an economic point of view.
 

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It’s not just healthcare, that’s where the entire country is at right now.

A couple of weeks ago I went to the ER for the same thing that nearly killed me about three years ago. It was an entirely different game. This time they didn’t admit me and just said “we don’t worry too much about blood clots until it gets into your lungs or heart.” Of course by that time you’re pretty much dead. Anyway, the big time free healthcare up here ain’t what it used to be. Could also be that after a certain age they figure you are going to get expensive for health care and if you died quietly at home it would be better from an economic point of view.
F'n criminal behaviour by the bastards,... I wonder when it was that the 'Hippocratic Oath' went out of style for some of the medical community. There appears to be a presence of hypocrisy surrounding the Hippocratic Oath in certain facets of our current healthcare system.
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Hi Lola. How's the patient treating the help today?

I'm sure it's been looked into as far as why it happened, but what do they say about rheumatoid arthritis? Does he have any autoimmune diseases? That looks like classic arthritis.

As well you said he was 250lbs. That weight can also cause foot issues.

Have you found any support for yourself?

I wish you all the best.
 

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I don't think it's doctors so much as bureaucracies telling them what can/can't be done.
Good point,... but in my opinion the doctors still share some of the blame for not standing up against the bureaucrats and for the best interests of Canadian patients. I believe it's time for an option of private healthcare in this country.
 

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From what I've read, there have been many and others that still stand up for patients.
However, many have been silenced, censored or lost their careers for going against the narrative.
 
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