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Old Sep 30th 2020, 1:03 am
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Originally Posted by caretaker View Post
It would be nice if she could just hand your case to a local doctor. Sometimes it seems like the common sense solutions are treated as the last option. A 4 hour drive to see a doctor only makes sense if you live in the bush or way out in the country.
It's more about not enough doctors accepting new patients, there are some I have applied to, just haven't been accepted yet, finding a new GP is almost like applying for jobs these days.....I am apparently on "wait" lists at several clinics accepting patients.

I don't think she will need to see me, if there is something there chances are it will be a referral to a specialist and I'll ask to have the referral sent to a closer specialist.

I imagine interior health is large enough to have most specialists locally.

In a way COVID has made things easier, without COVID I would not be able to do phone appointments, but since COVID started, BC will cover phone appointments so doctors are doing them no problem.





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Old Sep 30th 2020, 1:05 am
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I've had some toothache trouble, and after a trip to Sask Polytechnic it turns out I'm getting a trip to a root canal specialist, and a trip to the periodontist.
Oh, and they signed me up for hygiene again in January. These are coveted appointments with long waiting lists, and I'm happy to keep going. Because it's a teaching institution it takes multiple appointments, but it's the best of care.
It's good to have your own teeth. I bit someone who was beating me up once, and he had to go to the hospital and get stitches.
I've never bitten anyone as an adult, or since getting adult teeth, but my K-9's are very sharp and pointy, might even be sharper than the dogs own K-9's but she of course has superior jaw power.

One thing I have lucked out with so far is wisdom teeth, they managed to come in and not cause issues, and so far in the 20 years since they grew in have caused no issues, only 1 dentist has ever said they should be pulled, but she also tried to get me to do invisilign or whatever its called to straighten the teeth (sure mine are not perfect but they are also not so out of wack there is issues, and its really just 2 teeth and well I like em) and a variety of other cosmetic needs, and wanted to rip out perfectly good fillings to replace them just in case they fall out someday, so I think everything she said, was just wanting to pad the bill.

Lesson learned, don't go to the dentists with fancy offices.

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Old Sep 30th 2020, 2:34 am
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It's good to have your own teeth. I bit someone who was beating me up once, and he had to go to the hospital and get stitches.
Oh yes. Those that I've known with complete dentures have had problems, even if it's 'just' a tomato pip.

Fortunately I have a partial and with my other teeth it all feels like my own, even if a couple of teeth are really only 'teeth' because of the crown and post.
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Hope your biopsy results are good.. Look after yourself Dave.
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I was diagnosed with type-2 diabetes back in mid-June, and a blood test also showed an increased white blood cell count. After a CT scan, I was diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL) and I had a biopsy taken last week. Apparently, I've had it a while but have been asymptomatic.

Apparently it's common to have a mild form of it and live for another 20 years. Not suggesting that it's what you may have, but it's worth looking up the symptoms so you have an idea of what to look for.
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Thanks...

Phone call to tell me I need another blood test then a sample of something else during another CT scan.

C'est la vie.
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Sometimes it's amazing how long waits can be for medical diagnostics. My wife turned the magic age today, so now qualifies for cancer screening for breast cancer, man never realized how long the wait for screening is, called today and first appointment is February 2021.

Now it's just screening and no symptoms, but still a pretty long wait if you think about it.
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Sometimes it's amazing how long waits can be for medical diagnostics. My wife turned the magic age today, so now qualifies for cancer screening for breast cancer, man never realized how long the wait for screening is, called today and first appointment is February 2021.

Now it's just screening and no symptoms, but still a pretty long wait if you think about it.
under normal circumstances, I can get a mammogram apt within a day or so. No idea what the wait time is like now.
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under normal circumstances, I can get a mammogram apt within a day or so. No idea what the wait time is like now.
Probably doesn't help there is only 1 location in this region.

I guess its probably quicker in Vancouver, but who knows, add in COVID and they are probably backed up from earlier in the year when non-essential screening was put on hold for lots of medical stuff.
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Well what a CT scan that was.

I have not one but 2 inguinal hernia's which have never caused pain or symptoms so never knew they were there.

Already knew about the hiatal hernia

mild fat deposits around the live, but doctor said not unusual for someone my age, and not to worry.

Inflammation of sigmoid and descending colon and thickening of the tissue, but CT not conclusive. Being referred to a GI doctor.


Nothing visible that indicates there is anything super serious or immediate issue.

Pancreas appears normal, kidneys look normal.


I have no idea what the wait time for a GI specialist will be, its usually in the 2-3 month range, based on previous experience.

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Well what a CT scan that was.

I have not one but 2 inguinal hernia's which have never caused pain or symptoms so never knew they were there.

Already knew about the hiatal hernia

mild fat deposits around the live, but doctor said not unusual for someone my age, and not to worry.

Inflammation of sigmoid and descending colon, but CT not conclusive.

Being referred to a GI doctor.

Nothing visible that indicates there is any serious or immediate issue.

Pancreas appears normal, kidneys look normal.


I have no idea what the wait time for a GI specialist will be, its usually in the 2-3 month range, based on previous experience.

I subscribe to the I-N-D-Y acronym.

I'm not dead yet......
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Well what a CT scan that was.

I have not one but 2 inguinal hernia's which have never caused pain or symptoms so never knew they were there.

Already knew about the hiatal hernia

mild fat deposits around the live, but doctor said not unusual for someone my age, and not to worry.

Inflammation of sigmoid and descending colon and thickening of the tissue, but CT not conclusive. Being referred to a GI doctor.


Nothing visible that indicates there is anything super serious or immediate issue.

Pancreas appears normal, kidneys look normal.


I have no idea what the wait time for a GI specialist will be, its usually in the 2-3 month range, based on previous experience.

Thankfully doesn't sound too bad. Maybe you got those hernias heaving luggage about.
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Thankfully doesn't sound too bad. Maybe you got those hernias heaving luggage about.
I imagine the hernias are from that, I had a hernia before when I was 4, so maybe I am prone to them. Bodies are interesting, 2 hernias causing no issues, only discovered because another issue was causing discomfort....

Times like this though is when the US system has some benefit, speed, I'll be lucky if I see the GI by the the end of the year, doubtful any diagnostics the GI will do (probably a colonoscopy) will happen this year.

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I didn't sleep well last night, so I was laying there thinking about random things.

One of those random things is healthcare, and how slow it can be.

My stomach issues first started September 2019.

- First step was blood work, all looked well from the blood work, so GP wanted an ultrasound.

- Ultrasound done at some point, nothing.

- Doctor does FIT test, negative for blood.

- More blood work, hmm blood work still normal

Now its Spring 2020, I think it's time for a CT doctor says, does referral.

COVID slows everything down.

September 2020 CT finally done, oh you have 2 hernias, and inflamed colon, need to see a GI specialist.

Referral sent for GI, and now more waiting.


If only the doctors could go straight to the CT scan, I get CT's cost more, but all the other testing isn't free either, and adds up, and so much time wasted.

Tis the way the system is, but it sometimes is frustrating,







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Old Oct 17th 2020, 3:07 am
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I guess one upside to the US healthcare system is speed. My sister is having stomach issues as well (must run in the family) her wait from primary care referral to the GI appointment, 2 weeks. Oh I don't miss the cost of US system, but man do I ever miss the speed at which is can work.

Will be about 8-12 weeks before they even call me to make an appointment, between COVID and not enough doctors, the wait is on the long side these days and that is just to see the GI who will most likely say, you need a colonoscopy which will be another wait, maybe by Easter I will have this all dealt with.


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