Waiting for Asylum interview at NY Office since 2017

Hey guys,
I applied for Asylum in April 2017 and have been waiting since. I understand that waiting times are crazy, but I was wondering if anyone here has the same timeline and if they got interviewed yet? Also, is it easy to get it expedited if you have a medical emergency?

Thank you!
I have the same situation. Applied on 2017 december and still waiting for an interview. and two times went to assylum office gave them my mothers medical documents which show she is cancer and having really health problems and she is in my coountry. But they sent me two times the same paper that many cases and backlog and you have to wait.. and still waiting for usually...