Hello, everyone. My son has been suffering from an unknown illness for over 3 years. He is now 20. After giving our Canadian health care system 3 years to try to find out what is wrong with him, we give up.
Now that Mayo has been booked, I am finding myself afraid. I am afraid that we wil go there, spend an enormous amount of money (I am a single mom whose income taxes pay a great deal to the healthcare system in Canada already – it is not “free”), get our hopes up once again, and the doctors there will not be able to find a cause either. Mayo has always been in our minds as the “last resort”; the “end of the road” – this is it. What if they dont find what’s wrong either? My son has been let down so many times, hoping we finally found the cause of his troubles. He has expressed that he does not and will not live the rest of his life “like this” – I am so scared and am praying to God every day that the specialists there can help him. Thanks for hearing me out.