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- May 4, 2006
Oh Hon, that is such a tough one - I'm assuming you didn't have any kind of private short or long term disability insurance? Praying for your provision - it's the last thing you need to be worrying about now....It was helpful knowing what supports they will have in place. They can requisition equipment if we need for home care, support workers for relief and one of the bigger worries - financial guidance for any programs that might be available. DH is self employed and I help him with his business, but can't do the main function - it's specialised knowledge that he has. I will have to go back to work at some point but there are critical illness benefits for him and to a lesser degree - caregiver benefits for me...
Thank you all again for your prayers, thoughts and responses!
The OP is Canadian and likely would never have access to that facility. We (by-and-large) have no choice of where we're treated for any given thing; there's usually one facility in every major centre that specializes and we go where ever we're sent. (Some of us, living in remote regions, may have their access to the best treatments limited due to proximity.)I second the recommendation for MD Anderson, in Houston. They should be back up and running 100% by now from the hurricane damage they got. My older daughter works there, and it's pretty much the cutting edge for cancer treatment.