Today, after 3 months of hassling about with the doctor, the provincial medical officer and various clinics in 2 provinces, a letter arrived for me to let me know that I no longer need the permission of my governmental medical officer to have bone densitometry tests and bone specialist appointments in other provinces. My provincial health care right here at home will cover the costs. My life has just become so much easier, the rush to get out of my present province of residence has suddenly subsided. Finding a good local dentist after a long search AND receiving this wonderful news is almost more joy than I can bear. Wow........
According to the letter this change in interprovincial medical care options became effective in November of 2011, however our doctors only found out very recently. As late as February of 2012 I was still receiving letters from that same provincial government department telling me I needed their permission to head west for my medical help...it seems the right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing, but that seems to be the order of the day for so many things any more, not just with medical services. Methinks our whole country is in a bit of a beaurocratic mess right now.
However, for myself at this moment I have only good news. I can hardly believe how wonderful this change is for myself and for so many other folk needing access to cross provincial services. Yes, as an out of province patient I will have to wait while people from the other province are booked first for appointments when there are waiting lists, but I am okay with that. I no longer have to wait 3 months to even get on the list.
My gratitude knows no bounds......and I must remember it is knowing no bounds later this afternoon when I am recovering from a tooth extraction.
Remember Friend Gratitude....today you know no bounds.