I am a Canadian. Do we really have “Free” or “Public” Healthcare? You be the judge.
Over the past 7 years of Chronic Neuropathic Pain, I would hazard a guess that we have spent a good solid down payment on a house my care. That, by the way, is with employee insurance coverage and supposed free Health Care.
The system is failing us miserably and it needs to be fixed. Pain studies and clinics are being cut. Services like Physiotherapy are being cut. Alternative therapies for pain, like Acupuncture, Cranial Sacral and Botox are not covered at all.
With the paranoia about Narcotics, the dismissal of Chronic Pain as a real condition and the lack of alternative resources……we are left with little or no help.
The discrimination of Chronic Pain patients must end and the Health Care System needs to recognize us.
I will be publishing some small episodes of my experiences over the past 7 years, titled “Chronicles of a Painie”. Some of the stories will make your toes curl, some will make you laugh – they are so bad you can’t help it and some are so touching and kind – your heart will warm.
Any comments, feedback or shared stories are welcome. I know I am not alone. It is of deep concern to me that many are out there without means to pay for additional services. Without that help, our lives are turned upside down and we are left behind; alone, afraid and in pain.
We have to fight back and make ourselves heard….Stay tuned for Chronicles of a Painie………………
At the end of each article in the series, I would like you to vote as to whether or not you think we do have a “Free/Public” Healthcare system. At the end of the series, I will tally the votes and give an overall analysis of what you think. That includes Americans, Canadians, Europeans…anyone can cast a vote.
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