‘I put life on hold’: Woman who had delayed surgery in Alberta says she’s worse off – CTV

Nov. 12, 2021

EDMONTON – A woman whose surgery in Alberta for cancer in her face was delayed because hospitals were overburdened with COVID-19 says the consequences for her have been drastic.
Sharon Durham of Wynyard, Sask., says she would not have lost her entire nose if the surgery had been done sooner. She will have to wear a prosthetic one for the rest of her life.

“I could have used part of my old nose and just had some plastic surgery done,” Durham, 54, told The Canadian Press.

“I could have probably moved on.”

In late September, Alberta cancelled non-essential surgeries because of the crippling fourth wave of COVID-19. Durham was one of 15,000 people whose operation was delayed.

Read more: https://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/i-put-life-on-hold-woman-who-had-delayed-surgery-in-alberta-says-she-s-worse-off-1.5663284

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