Sunday, February 25th, 2018

Lyall is not eating or drinking very much. My husband expresses concerns about his father, who is also a type II diabetic, being dehydrated and the doctor agrees to admit him to the hospital over the weekend for a few hours of hydration. My husband and his mother Sandra take Lyall to the hospital on Saturday. The ER doctor […]

In June 2009, we visit my in-laws on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. They are avid golfers who enjoy playing the game daily. So my husband and I don’t think much about it when his father Lyall is experiencing indigestion and has trouble swallowing his food. He tells us that his doctor is treating him […]

Bill Murray waited in pain for more than a year to see a specialist for his arthritic hip. The specialist recommended a “Birmingham” hip resurfacing surgery as the best medical option. But — the government decided that Mr. Murray, who was 57, was “too old” and said no to the surgery. He was informed that […]

In 2006, Sylvia DeVries was gaining weight and convinced something was wrong. After doctors told her her nothing was wrong, she headed across the border. When an emergency room in Detroit diagnosed ovarian cancer, she brought the report back to her doctor in Windsor, Ontario. “He was visibly shaken and was devastated. His frustration was […]

Christmas 1999, 50 year old Toronto science teacher, Adolfo Flora, was diagnosed with liver cancer – the result of a tainted blood transfusion that gave him Hepatitis C. He needed a partial liver transplant, but his doctors told him that a deceased-donor liver was near-impossible to procure and he wasn’t likely to survive. Adolfo was […]

Shirley Healey was diagnosed with mesenteric ischemia. The main artery to her intestines was blocked, and she’d lost over 50 pounds waiting for medical care. Her vascular surgeon, Robert Ellett, said “The last patient I had with exactly the same problem, he waited for three months and he lost so much weight it looked like […]

On January 2, 2006, Lindsay McCreith was suffering seizures. After waiting 7 hours in emergency, a CT scan showed a brain tumor. McCreith was told he’d have to wait 4.5 months for an MRI scan to find out if the tumour was malignant. That’s when he went across the border and got an MRI in […]

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