DM wrote:Sportiness wrote:DM wrote:Sportiness wrote:peekaboo wrote:hang in there sport - although it is a scary road we take with ms ...you are not alone...please take some comfort in this and TIMS...
What's TIMS? And Thanks for the reply.
TIMS=This is MS (.com)
It is unfortunate that you are experiencing this difficult situation. I understand that in the States, universal health care is a questionable topic however living in Canada, everything for my MS is completely covered by the system, except for the drugs however I am on a test study, so the bill for all my MRIs, tests, doctors, medication, blood tests and even parking and such have so far cost me 0.
I guess in a way I am fortunate to be living on this side of the border.
I hope everything works out for you...
Dang Canadians! lol
That's our socialized medical system for you. Although in certain cases we must wait a long time for certain medical things such as MRIs, and joint transplants, and maybe your hospital have even more sophisticated equipment than ours, and our wait times in emergency rooms are indeed longer, the level of health care is roughly the same. I was looked after pronto, all my tests were done in a month's time, and I am being well looked after by one of the top MS docs in the world.
However, off topic, I hate the bitter winter cold, short days, tomz of snow and all the other crap associated with winter, which is no different than Vermont, New Hampshire, northern New York State, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, Montana and others. Maybe by me having grown up here was a cause for my MS, who is to know. All I can say is, is that I have never been sick all my life, and the first time I had to swallow a pill was when I started on the clinical trial.
I normally post in the Drug Pipeline area under Teriflunomide, the pill I am am guinea pigging on but I was reading your posts with interest, and decided to post here too.
Ha! You'll love this... so, I've grown up in Chicagoland all my life. The temperate climate probably helped me to get MS as I've so read, and I don't think I want to live in a warmer-all-the-time climate just because there are only so many clothes that I can take off before I run out. I thought you might like that perspective on the cold.