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Two years for back surgery? Patient travels to Germany instead

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Imagine living with severe back pain and being told by Canada’s health care system that it would take at least two years before you could receive surgery.

That’s what Canadian patient John Massing faced.

Instead of putting his life on hold and waiting a couple years for the government to get around to providing him with the surgery he needed, John took action. In 2018, he travelled to Germany and paid for private surgery. 

Thank you to John for sharing your story with us.

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