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The original 6 to 9 month wait for surgery has turned into 1.5 years

Paul, Fernie, BC

March 3rd, 2014


The public health care system has deemed me to be "low priority" while I'm waiting for removal of 2 protruding femur staples left over from 25-year-old ACL reconstruction. The original 6 to 9 month wait for surgery has turned into 1-1/2 years and I am still far down the priority list. I am an otherwise active person who cannot ski or bicycle until the work is done. Additional damage is being risked because I cannot build leg muscle or wear a neoprene support brace. Why should I be waiting and plugging up the public system when I can afford to have the work done privately?


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Debbie, Kelowna, BC wrote 10 years ago

How frustrating that your quality of life is not an issue. I have met many people with these "low priority issues" who feel like they are being held hostage by a system that allows government to dictate when and how we receive the healthcare we need.

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