Originally Posted by Jgbrown
He was not surprised, but gave me a good explanation as to why they'd always told me it was something that couldn't be fixed, as the billing they could send the government for dealing with it wouldn't cover their cost for it, and that it was a common problem with Canadian medical care. He fixed it in under a minute, with a single small syringe. The only doctor back here I could bother into dealing with it took a half hour, poked my wrist full of holes, broke a syringe and generally made a mess.
He figured out a few other health issues I've had for years, and suggested that I see if I could pester a doctor here into sending me to a specialist, but I've had no luck so far.
It is unconscionable that a doctor would not treat you.
I just had a friend give me the bad news he was diagnosed with a tumor in his bowels on Thursday. He will be in surgery on Tuesday to get it removed. I cannot think of a possible faster situation any where.
It just reaffirms to me, at least in Alberta, that if you need health care, it's there. I suspect YMMV depending on where you live, but I'm sure that is the case in United States, and I know it is in Germany and Ireland, where I have cousins who are doctors.svs