Thank you all for these thoughtful responses. I know it takes time to reply with care and I am really grateful for all your insights and wisdom.
And thank you so much for sharing your experiences Shortcanuck. It’s comforting to know they mirror our own in terms of process and time tho I’m sad that this is what we get to share. I am really sorry to hear about your husband and I hope you are both doing well post-treatment. My brother and wife managed to hand their paperwork directly to Dr. McGilvary’s secretary to ensure, as Mary and Hannah have both stressed, a firm grip on the bureaucracy. Movement… The appointment is in two weeks after which, I presume, next steps will have more certainty.
Thanks again for the support. Really appreciate it. I will keep you posted.