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UPDATE: Canada’s public health care system works (post-script)

You may have read my blog about our public health care system in ‘UPDATE: Canada’s public health care system works’ at http://canadians.org/campaignblog/?p=1877.

Our public system has continued to treat me (and many, many others) very well and in a timely fashion.

The next day (Thursday), I received a call at 9:00 am, letting me know the catscan appointment would be at 12 noon that day. A few minutes later, I had another call confirming the appointment with the surgeon for 1 pm. It was remarkable how well coordinated these two appointements were.

The catscan on my heel only took a few minutes. And at just after 1 pm, we met with the surgeon who looked at the pictures and gave the options. Given there was some uncertainty about the need for surgery, he suggested another specialist look at my heel. That appointment was scheduled for the following Monday. Again, a remarkably short wait time, if one can even call it that.

The cast - four weeks and counting

The cast – four weeks and counting

On Monday I saw two specialists (who came with two physiotherapists), and they agreed that an operation wouldn’t be helpful at this time.

So, I was expertly put in a cast, given an appointment in four weeks time for the cast to come off (the day after our AGM), and sent home.

Excellent treatment from our public health care system. As I noted before, a system well worth defending.