Saturday, June 30, 2007

Sistema de Saúde Canadense - A primeira experiência a gente nunca esquece

No final de semana fomos passear de bicicleta aqui perto de casa. No meio do caminho minha bicicleta enrroscou em um galho e eu me torci um pouco, quase cai, mas como não senti nada continei pedalando até terminarmos o passeio.

A Segunda Feira passou, e quando chegou a Terça comecei a sentir uma dor horrível nas costas e mal conseguia me mexer. Na Quarta de manhã cedo não conseguia nem me levantar da cama. Diante disso, a primeira providência que tomei foi ligar para a minha family doctor. Eu sabia que ela ia sair em breve de licensa maternidade, e que outro médico estaria atendendo seus pacientes. Minha suspresa foi quando liguei e fui informada que o tal médico substituto só estaria disponível a parir do dia 8 de Julho. E pior, que não tinha nenhum médico ali para me atender.
Eu expliquei que estava com muita dor e me disseram que eu deveria procurar o PS do North York Hospital, pois ali um médico poderia me examinar (detalhe: e que o tempo de espera por um atendimento não era tão ruim, cerca de 40 minutos).

Lá fui eu, morrendo de dor, para o tal PS. Assim que cheguei, passei por um enfermeiro meio grosso que me perguntou o que tinha acontecido e mediu minha pressão. Em seguida fui para uma segunda fila, para fazer o meu registro (nome, endereço, etc) e por fim para uma sala de espera. Importante: aqui o atendimento é priorizado por ordem de urgência e não de chegada. Crianças e idosos, idependente do problema, sempre tem preferência. Dentre os adultos a pirorização é feita por aquele primeiro enfermeiro com quem falei quando cheguei.

Quase morri de dor na sala de espera. Não podia sentar ou ficar em pé porque doía mais ainda. Depois de 40 minutos me chamaram. Pensei: finalmente. Mas não, junto comigo foram chamadas outras 4 pessoas, e todas alocadas em um quarto do ambulatório. Mais 15 minutos de dor e finalmente uma médica apareceu. Após um milhão de perguntas, veio o diagnóstico: lesão no nervo ciático. Medicação: pain medicine! Como assim? Advil? Tylenol? Sim, pode tomar um comprimido de cada que não tem problema nenhum! Eu estava morrendo de dor e ela me fala para tomar Advil! Perguntei se ela não poderia me receitar um anti inflamatório e para a minha surpresa ela disse que não, que eu deveria procurar a minha family doctor, e que ela poderia me receitar este remédio. Eu expliquei que ela estava de licença maternindade, etc e mesmo assim a médica me disse que não poderia me dar a receita.

Saí do hospital revoltada! E preocupada pois me senti completamente desprotegida. Minha sorte foi que minha cunhada, que é médica e está morando aqui em Toronto desde Maio (antes que alguém pergunte ela está fazendo doutorado aqui e por isso não pode me dar a receita para comprar os remédios) e minhas amigas tinham anti inflamatórios em casa trazidos do Brasil. Se dependesse da tal médica eu estaria deitada morrendo de dor, tomando Advil e Tylenol.

Não sei se todo o atendimento médico aqui é assim, mas vale o alerta! Tragam seus anti-flamatorios do brasil ou façam um estoque em casa hehe

29 comments:

Vancouver or Bust! said...

Como eu já tive problemas sérios com siático (tenho 2 hérnias de disco) lhe digo para ter cuidado com os anti-inflamatórios. Eles arrebentam o sistema digestivo pra valer. Procure assim que der um acupunturista para ele te ajudar pois isto não passa tão rápido, ok? Boa sorte e não dirija o carro por algum tempo.

Dani e Rafa said...

Eu já te disse.. Isso é reação da versão 3.0 :)
Beijos..

Luciana said...

Oi Carol,
Eu irei conhecê-la no sábado e ai eu te falo da minha experiência como paciente e como profissional pois eu tb trabalho na area da saúde aqui.
É assim mesmo. Meu problema de hérnia de disco foi resolvido no Brasil. Fiquei 8 meses com dor.
Abraćos
Luciana

Paula Regina said...

Ei larai.. vida de atleta não é fácil mesmo não? Espero que agora esteja melhor e precisando de um apoio moral é só gritar.
bjs
Paula

Anonymous said...

Aqui nos EUA seria ate pior. Se vc for pra um emergency room aqui, vc espera de 4 a 8 horas para ser atendida, dai te receitariam um tylenol tbm. A diferenca e' que algumas semanas depois vc receberia uma carta deles com a conta -- sem seguro custaria no minimo $500, isso se eles nao tiverem te feito nenhum exame mais complicado!!!!

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