#286 – Ah, Canada

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There is no doubt about it, living with a chronic illness is expensive (more about this in a future post). In the meantime, please visit Lene's post, where she courageously shares her story on the cost of living with a chronic illness.

Despite the high cost of a chronic illness, I am thankful that I was born in this wonderful country, where I can present my medical card* and:

  • visit the doctor
  • go for lab work
  • have specialized tests such as an M.R.I. or C.T. scan
  • be treated at the Emergency Room
  • get in-hospital physiotherapy and occupational therapy
  • have surgery
  • and more...

...all without worrying whether I would have to sell my soul, just to seek medical attention.

On this Canada Day, I choose to focus on the positives of our health care system and give thanks for what we still have this system in place. I also wish to express my gratitude to the many wonderful and skilled health care professionals I have had the good fortune to meet.

May future generations have the same, or even better, access to care!

*Health Care Cards are issued by each province or territory. This card allows access to insured health care services.

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