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  •  Could have had it in June? (0+ / 0-)

    See, this will likely have been recorded statistically as a delay in the system, when it was in fact your decision to delay it until after the summer!

    I think this kind of delay might be common.

    As an American who has lived in Canada since 1997, I had carpal tunnel release surgery this summer after a wait of only about 4 weeks. The reason I got a call is that, according to the surgeon, everyone who was ahead of me, when first called, opted for a later date in the fall so their summer activity would not be impacted by recovering from the surgery.

    So, not being a big beach volleyball player, I happily took the slot. Went back to work the same day, mainly because it wasn't my dominant hand, and I work as a fairly sedentary designer at a printshop where my wife and I are the sole employees. I didn't want her to have to spend the day alone. :-)

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    by Swampfoot on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 09:31:18 PM PST

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