“I wonder why you can always read a doctor’s bill and you can never read his prescription”.
- Finley Peter Dunne
Get Well Soon
“Quick Recovery” is a concept which any person looks forward to anytime his/her body is in ill health. This simple concept entails recuperating from the attacking illness in the short time possible with minimal utilization of medical costs involved even and with no other body complications so that the person may carry on with his/her daily activities and schedule normally.
Sadly though, there are some illnesses where by health providers and clinician pronounce that they are incurable but can be managed. Of course the costs of management are hefty; you will agree that if a condition is incurable, then its management entails a lifetime commitment. Something which is not affordable by everybody and thus poses enormous challenges, pressures, financial burden and threats of discontinue with one’s normal activities.
“Be careful when reading health books; you may die of a misprint”.
- Mark Twain
Some conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis and MS plaques and other body paralyzing conditions of the Central Nervous System (CNS) such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Epilepsy, and Stroke as well as other illnesses such as Lupus, Sjogren’s syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Lyme disease, Myasthenia, Sarcoidosis etc which may be costly to treat and manage because the costs of medication might not be affordable and the duration of management might be lengthy or a lifetime thus posing financial hardships to even patients who might have an insurance cover. During such instances, the patients will need support from family, friends or well-wishers to finance the treatment expenses.
Some patients may opt to go for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) especially in cases whereby the condition they are so much seeking treatment of is incurable and only costly management seems the only solution offered by conventional medicine. This also implies the use of additional costs which will also strain such a patient.
The government might be tasked in alleviating the pain and financial strain such individuals undergo because it’s their constitutional right to access quality health care and medication at affordable costs, but that’s not always how things go especially with the numerous bureaucratic government worldwide.
And certainly it was not a smooth sail for the previous owners of this website too in their fight for affordable treatment and medication for some serious diseases like Multiple Sclerosis.
Provincial health care plans in Canada are all in a bind, because costs of pharmaceuticals are rising far faster than their revenues or inflation. This website was formerly used for New Brunswick and Prince Edward Islanders to campaign for coverage in provincial budgets. Now this site is re-developing into a general white paper on the balance of individual and societal perspectives. More to be added in the future.
Currently the website is being rebuilt and will feature content about management of Multiple Sclerosis, Ms Plaques and other related diseases of the Central Nervous System as well as diseases which result due to the autoimmune nature of the body, such as lupus or Sjogren’s syndrome.