I'd like to thank you all for your well-wishes on my grandfather's passing... The funeral is Friday and I'm amazed at the outpouring of love and support - my grandpa would say to stop fussing but we know better ;-)
And yes mom, of course I'll write a little speech but someone else has to read it because I absolutely do not want to deal with public speaking, specially during a funeral mass.
*dies of stage fright*
In other news, our medical system sucks. Well OK to be fair it's not that bad: everyone has access to basic medical care and can see a doctor without paying, meds are co-sponsored, etc. But when it comes time to see a specialist or have a procedure done, even a simple one: good luck getting an appointment unless you're very, very patient.
I had to have an ultrasound done so I called the hospital to get a spot and was told that the schedules were full until 2011. Um, wow. So I then asked when the new schedules would be available so I could call that day (one day per month you can get an appointment!!) and, ha ha, they did not know, it would be announced sometime in November.
Great. Not only can I not get an appointment, I wasn't even allowed to know when I could call to get one!!
So I called the private clinic which is in the next town and guess what?
They had five spots available the next day.
For $40, tax-deductible.
I was in and out in 30 minutes, got the procedure, saw a doctor, all is fine.
Honestly, I'm gobsmacked.
There is obviously some kind of problem with our current health system. If you can't afford a procedure you have to wait months, even years to get a free appointment at the hospital, at which point what you have could possibly kill you? WTF? Since when is Canada the USA?
(no offense my peeps south of the border)
Anyhoo. It was eye-opening today and I can say that I'm relieved there is an option - health is not to be messed with. I can sacrifice shopping for shoes to save my boobs.