I agree on the priority aspect, even for tests. Some people wait months. When I first diagnosed in hospital and they suspected cancer after colonoscopy, I had CT scan same day and further tests within the same week.
My surgery is not urgent and I am not suffering meanwhile.
55 yr. old F dx. CD 07/07
Was on prednisone for three months but no medication for next 11 months.
Started weekly methotrexate injections 09/22/08.