posted on Sep, 25 2006 @ 01:40 AM
I'm glad whatever few tax dollars I have contributed -and will contribute- have helped people like Duzey and JG. 've told you all my story.
As much as I love our healthcare system, I have an issue with the non-emergency care. To be frank, it leaves much to be desired. like I said, my story
speaks for itself. If I had any amount of money, I probably would have tried to go the private route for my shoulder, more so than I did.
I've been working out almsot every day, all week, trying to get in shape for the forces but my major stumbling block is, of course, my upper body and
back. because of the incorrect diagnosis, it healed funny and I never knew. I came back half a year later to find this out. I had tow options- put my
name on a waiting list for shoulder surgery, which would have meant waiting over a year for a REFERAL, much less the actual surgery, or try to fix it
via physio. If I did physio for eight months, I would be okay, but not 100%. Of course, the hospital physio waiting list was six months...
So I went to a private doctor, paid out my studenty ass for a few months, and gave up, largely broke. In fact, entirely broke. 0$ to my name. And now
I'm paying for it- my career prospects are starting to look mighty skanky, especially if I take a shoulder injury in Basic Military Qualification.