Getting Medically Necessary Surgery in the US?
It's been a while... As some of you know, I have been struggling with severe ongoing nausea and abdominal pain, fatigue, low grade fevers and other symptoms for almost two years. With recent consultation with a top specialist in the US, he thinks it is caused by my endometriosis and believes he can help me. Now my specialist here doesn't seem to think so, pushes continuous birth control pills that don't work and won't help me get BC Healthcare to pay for surgery with this other specialist (which has the potential to cure me). So now what? My quality of life is basically zero at this point and I am quickly reaching the end of my rope with this. I am desperate to start feeling better; I barely get through work each day and spend the rest of my time curled up in my bed unable to move and in tears. Do I keep doctor shopping until I find a GYN who will back me up (you need a specialist application in order to be considered for approval for coverage of out of country medical care) or is there anything else I can do? I can't do this anymore and I don't want to be stuck on the endless carousel of surgeries that I have been on in Canada. Any ideas? Thank you.