The reality is that there are plenty of factors that caused my appointment to be moved from September to November. Two friggin' months!
I was disappointed but not as much as J was. Of course I want to get this issue over and done with, but it's too late and costly to revive health insurance now.
My case was prioritized as Semi-Urgent. I wasn't even sure what that meant until we took our child to the 24-clinic at the hospital.
There are 5 priority levels:
1. Life threatening
I can't remember the other 2 in order, but I'm sure there's Emergency there. My mom is worried about it but I told her that that's public health. It's not like it's always that bad.
There aren't adequate medical capability (skills) here in New Zealand. Two years ago, there was this big issue about the ONLY Pediatric Oncologist in Wellington (or NZ?) left the country to accept a job offer in Australia. All pediatric cancer patients were flown to Auckland for care. Isn't that bad?
I suppose my case isn't life threatening, but until I undergo the biopsy we really can't tell, can we? Here I am crossing my fingers that my November appointment doesn't get changed any further.