This St. John's mother says her 2-year wait for an MRI is a 'typical Newfoundland story'

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Alanna McDonald, a St. John’s chiropractor and mother of three, is facing major brain surgery after waiting almost two years for a diagnosis. (Darrell Roberts/CBC)

Alanna McDonald still remembers the exact moment she got the call from her doctor’s office — 3:55 p.m. — asking her to come in for the results of her MRI.

Almost two years after she began having migraines, blurry vision and facial numbness, she found out she had an acoustic neuroma — a type of brain tumour — and it had grown to three centimetres in diameter.

“I was like, ‘oh my God.’ Then it really kind

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