A random, eclectic mix of thoughts, feelings, observations, and experiences – LIFE

Day 6 – Something you hope you never have to do.

I never want to have to deal with another serious/chronic/autoimmune/terminal illness. Not in a family member, not in a friend, not in myself. It is so draining, in every way.

One thing I don’t understand is the cost of medication. And treatment, for that matter. It makes no sense. How could it cost so much money for a person to preserve life?! Governments intervene to regulate the prices of bread basket items, seemingly because we need them to live. What about medicine? What about treatments like chemotherapy? What about rehabilitation? How does it cost thousands and thousands of dollar to preserve life? To treat illnesses, to ease symptoms, to slow the decline… Why?

I’d rather not have to deal with illness in anyone close to me. It’s a difficult, trying time. Coming to terms with the diagnosis, learning about the condition, reviewing treatment options, finding the money, fighting insurance companies, getting emotional support, preventing relapses, raising awareness. There’s so much involved in it. At the end of the day, we do what we must. We do the best we can with what we have. We try to get what we don’t have, but realize we need. It feels like a never-ending game of tug-of-war. But we do it. When we have to. Because we have to. I don’t want to have to. But I will. If I do. But I hope I don’t. Ever again.

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Comments on: "Paying to Survive (Day 6 of 30 Days of Truth)" (3)

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  2. theladyinredink said:

    Illnesses are very, very hard things to deal with. It’s sad, especially, because the insurance and medical industries are two of the most lucrative industries in our nation, simply because we’ve allowed them to be through lobbying. If the cost of healthcare decreased even just a bit, many Americans would be in a much better place. Here’s hoping you don’t have to deal with it again, either.

    • Thanks for the comment. 🙂
      It would take a lot of time, combined effort to remedy this particular issue, but I hope it is remedied. So many lives would be saved, and I mean lives… Not just bodies, but spirits, hearts, and minds..

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