Thursday, January 23, 2014

To Sue, Or Not To Sue... That's The Question!

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL) yesterday, I discussed a sister in the Lord's death.  And, her memorial service.  In addition, I mentioned about another friend's death.

Today, I think I've calmed down enough to discuss the possibility of someone else's death.  Mine.

As I've mentioned in the past, after being discharged from the hospital last May (2013), my original surgeon told me that I needed surgery.  And, I needed it as soon as possible.

He also let me know that he wasn't capable of doing the surgery that I needed.  So, he made a referral to a doctor/friend of his in London, Ontario, who was capable.

At that time, he said that to wait until November 2013, was far too long.  He claimed and notified my daughter P and me, that I could be dead by then.

Well, I'm not.  Dead, I mean.  Of course you know this, because I am still alive and writing this entry!  :)

When I was notified that the Toronto surgeon would see me at the end of August (2013), the London surgeon's appointment was cancelled.

If you've been reading LwL since last year, you'll be aware that the Toronto surgeon told me he cannot do in Toronto, the surgery I require.  He would have to come to Windsor, where I live.  He would have to work with/through my surgeon.

To my dismay, my original surgeon said he wasn't doing that. 

He referred me to another Windsor surgeon.  I will call this physician... my current surgeon. 

My original surgeon told my daughter P and I that he had already spoken with the new (my current) surgeon, prior to him telling us that I was being referred elsewhere.  My original surgeon told us that the surgeon I was being referred to, had already agreed to work with the Toronto surgeon.

My original surgeon made it clear I wasn't being dumped.  That I was being transferred, so that my surgery could happen.

During my first medical appointment with my current surgeon, he told my daughter and I that he wasn't my doctor.  That he would only be taking care of me after my surgery.

At another appointment, he let us know that he wouldn't be working with the Toronto surgeon. 

Then, just last week, on January 13th 2014, he let my daughter P and I know that the Toronto surgeon has withdrawn himself from doing the physical/medical surgery/operation that I need, and that he originally agreed to do.


Why?  Because there is no surgeon for him to work with/through to arrange an operating room and whatever else he would need to do my surgery.


During the recent appointments with my current Windsor surgeon, it is clear that he has changed his line of thinking.  Obviously.

Originally, he was going to work with the Toronto surgeon.  Then, he was only going to work in a limited way.  Then, he wasn't going to work with the Toronto surgeon.

Just so you know, in December, he told me that I had not been referred to him, so he could work with the Toronto surgeon.  We had quite a discussion about this.  Especially, since this wasn't the truth.

There was only he and I, because at that appointment, P couldn't attend.  So, I was alone.

Prior to attending on January 13th for the medical appointment, his receptionist let me know he wanted my daughter P there, with me.  So, she accompanied me. 

I asked him why he wanted P with me for the appointment.  He responded that it was because of our discussion in December.  He felt I was confused and wanted my daughter to know this.  And, be there to hear our discussion.


When he once again began reiterating what he said to me in December, P interrupted him.  And, let him know that I was correct, and he wasn't.

She confirmed to him that we had been told by my original surgeon that he was willing to work with the Toronto surgeon, so that an operating room and whatever else was needed, could be provided.

He insisted that I had only been referred to him, for a second (2nd) opinion.

What lies!

It took a lot of faith, for me to sit there and not lose my temper.

When he again stated that I was only seeing him for a second (2nd) opinion, I only made one (1) comment.  One to which, he didn't respond.

I stated that if in fact he was telling the truth, then that meant that my original surgeon lied to P and I, about me being referred, because he was willing to work with the Toronto surgeon.  And, I let him know that if I wasn't a born-again Christian, I would sue my original surgeon, in a heart beat!

Are you shocked?  If you are, you probably aren't as shocked as I was!

I couldn't believe I actually said this.  However, in reality, I did.

Of course, if I were not living in Canada, covered with the health insurance plan for my province, but rather lived in countries like USA, I believe someone in my position, would in fact be seeking legal advice.

But, why did I say if I wasn't a born-again Christian, I would do that?  Because, the Bible tells us what we should and should not do. 

And, to go against God's Word, would be evil.

It's clear that we should not take a brother or sister in the Lord, to court.  And, my original surgeon claimed to be Christian, when said he was Catholic, but was trusting in Jesus... just before my first (1st) of two (2) surgeries, he did on me.

Read it for yourself, in 1 Corinthians 6:7-11, "Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded?
Nay, ye do wrong, and defraud, and that your brethren.
Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God."

Due to the fact that I am aware God doesn't want us to sue people, particularly brothers or sisters in the Lord, I won't do it.  Of course, I should be honest and say that the way our government has set up our social medicine system, it is almost impossible to sue a doctor, for any reason, anyway.

Still, it is my heart's desire to be obedient to God, and His Word.

This is why I've been praying for quite a while now, that God will give me a miracle healing.  I suspected long ago, that my provincial medical system was not helping me. 

For some reason, God had placed it on my mind that possibly, the surgery that several surgeons said I needed as soon as possible (asap), was not going to happen.  And, now the truth has come out. 

May God bless you for praying for me. 

Truly, I have no way of knowing whether each and every one of you, are praying for me.  But, I do believe that at least some people are praying. 

And, I thank God for you.  May He bless you, always.

Until next time...

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