nicko wrote:[redact]some peole can put up alot of fuss over small things.
I'm in Canada and I can see some horrendous wait times to get the surgery done. Especially here in the mariitimes. I can see lots of people traveling to get this done. I mean if they are progressing rapidly a 1-2 year wait can be a lifetime.
nicko, perhaps putting the cart before the horse, just a bit. Let's get this mainstream, and take it from there.
You might want to do some cost/benefit analyses - work out the cost of disability payments, drugs, assistants, assistance devices, etc., include some ephemeral number for lost productivity, and do some lobbying.
I think that we with MS should be ahead of those who need coronary angioplasty, or quadruple by-passes and such when it comes to access to care. We didn't smoke, and eat, and lounge ourselves into this, after all.
You live in the Maritimes, where housing is "cheap", I'm on the Wet Coast, where real estate is really, really expensive. Perhaps you can better afford to fly to Poland than I, so I should be first?
Excuse me if I am being a bit snippy, but when we start asking who deserves care over others, I see red. I've been f*cked up for 17 years on March 15th, 2010, some have been more f*cked up for 25 years, some for 35 years. We have "lost" more of our lives than someone who has "only" had MS for 1 or two years. Should we be first?
Again, excuse me my rant - I have had a good dose of red wine to block the iron absorption from my spinach - but let's work on getting everybody
fixed, by pushing this forward. Donate 25 bucks to the UBC/Saskatoon study (what do you pay for Internet access?) Write letters to doctors, universities that do medical research and training. Get your MP involved, your provincial representative (MLA in BC, MNA in Québec, etc.) And when you
are fixed, don't forget about those that don't have universal coverage at all. See what you
can do with your new lease on life to help others. The gift is in the giving, after all.
My name is not really Johnson. MSed up since 1993