It’s taken a month to get my referral and I’ve booked an appointment with my local specialists for April 8th, 2011. It’s going to cost money too -$150.00- seems a little weird here in Canuckistan to pay for healthcare. In the time it’s taken them to contact and book me in, I’ve exchanged emails with a number of leading spine surgeons in Europe. Interestingly, I could probably have ADR(artificial disc replacement) surgery booked and completed in Spain or the UK before I even get a chance to talk to a Canadian specialist. Is there something wrong with our system? Seriously… I have to seek a second opinion because my GP can’t be bothered, and when my trusted sports doctor helps me as much as he can, I have to wait over 3 months for an appointment with a local spine specialist?