I need to vent...
As you may have read in some of my other posts I was told by my doctor and surgeon that my intestines have healed and I am ready to have my ileostomy reversed (initial surgery was Feb 07).
Because the health care system in Canada - especially Calgary is so over burdened I was told the wait list would be a couple of months.
I just found out that I will not be reconnected until sometime next year!!
The surgeon is available, but there are not enough hospitals or operating rooms.
In the last 10 yrs they have torn down 2 of the hospitals leaving only 3 to serve the 1 million+ people who live here.
Can you believe it!!
I will have the ostomy unnecessarily for over a year because of the health care system in Canada.
I know I will manage the wait, and that it could be so much worse, and I am lucky that I have the option to have it reversed... but for a few minutes I am going to let myself be angry...
Dx/ed October 2003,
April 2004 - Surgery - 2ft of small bowel removed
Feb 2007 - Surgery again and a temporary ileostomy
Present - on Remicade waiting for surgery to reverse the ileostomy - Health Care System in Canada sucks - wait list is 6+ months.