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A continutaion of the "When a Spouse or Partner Dies" thread.
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This might be a rough time for many of you. Do what you feel you need to do to get through it. Remember, someone is here almost all the time to talk to you.
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DesertDove ... There is so much that I went through in the hospital where my husband was that I couldn't get it all on this page so will leave my email on your private board and give you more info, but here is just a few of the things I learned to watch out for. (Remember, I live outside of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.)
I'm running out of room DesertDove so please check your private post and I'll leave you my email address and give you the complete story if you like. It is not private to anyone on here and if they want to know more they can let me know. Hope these tips have helped all.
DesertDove ... you are so right that it's all about money and the public is finally becoming aware that there are greedy people in big business with no morals even when it comes to children suffering from cancer or other serious diseases.
I always thought that AIDS was an 'ooops' or purposely done and I saw a documentary on just that and it was. How those poor people suffered and to pick on one group of people such as gays was unthinkable. People who received blood transfusions contracted HIV. I did see the 'Dallas Buyer's Club' and although depressing it was a wake-up call. Matthew MacConhey lost weight of course on purpose for that role and as usual did a superb job of acting.
I am so sorry your dear husband had to go through so much and have such treatments. I can certainly relate to you as my husband had pancreatic cancer and what the doctors and hospital did to him there was unthinkable and I had to fight like a wounded grizzly constantly.
Theresa ... very smart of you to ask those question donating to cancer research. I always ask what their administration fees are and they are stunned and can't even answer that. Anything over 10% is too much. Thankfully in British Columbia, Canada a cancer patient can get Marijuana and they carry a special document with them just in case they are stopped by the police. However, some say the Marijuana the government gives out isn't as good as the Marijuana growers have and so many of us are on the bandstand to fight government to legalize Marijuana mainly for medicinal purposes and treat it as a business (farming it) and stopping the grow-ups here that can be dangerous for the police to enter premises. Killing two birds with one stone, but oh no, that would make no sense to our government yet they would be making millions in tax money. The more I research all of this the madder I get. There is a drastic drop in chemo therapy treatments by patients and they are looking for alternative treatments. The pharmaceutical companies are in dire straights over it and it's means of course a big loss of money.
DesertDove, thanks so much for the suggestion. I want to see the movie it just looked gruelling to me but it sounds like I should definitely see it!
Sorry that happened to your husband - that's quite disgusting:( where is the respect for the patient...sigh. Good for you for doing that.
ps will let you know re the movie!
Carol -- our society is all about greedy profits and NOT about advancing to a cure or prevention of cancer. Science is sold to the highest bidder and our (U.S) government agencies are in cahoots with the corporations who see a cheap, natural treatment of cancer as a threat to their bottom line.
My husband was given a single injection, during his cancer treatment, at a cost of $11,000. I later learned that the same drug is available in Canada for $2700!!! In California for $8000. And, various prices in other places. The drug companies are NOT in a race for the cure -- but, in a race for cash!
My heart breaks for the lives lost and the families devastated by this disease -- and I am tortured by the thought that my husband and so many others might have been saved --- except for the love of the almighty dollar!
My sister, who has been battling cancer for 2 years, recently waited for 3 weeks for a drug that neither Medicaid or Medicare will pay for -- as a single Mom who has been unable to work due to her illness, she cannot afford to pay for the medicine, herself.
In my small community there is almost always some event going on to raise money to pay for the treatment of a child with cancer.
How heartless and greedy can the drug companies be? Heartless enough to allow a child to die -- while they keep their researchers busy looking at yet another expensive drug that does not cure!!!
Forgive the rant!!! I just hate that we are all held hostage by big corporations!
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