She will be ignored and so will I. People who complain about how unfair things are around here are passed off as "radicals" or "reactionary". In Quebec people 65 and over don't pay for ambulance here they pay $250 to go 4 blocks in one. Even in the US people who qualify get free home care, here you pay for it. Low income and no savings don't seem to matter, the bills roll in as she dies and the government of Saskatchewan does not care. I am far from able to take proper care of her as I am disabled myself. This may just end up with me in the hospital and her with no one to take care of her at all. Then what happens? She falls or needs help and she gets another bill she can't afford to pay. In the end if there is enough money left over for her to pay her life insurance at least there will be money to bury her. But at the rate things are going there will be nothing left at all. Then what? Another unmarked grave for someone who gave a lifetime to this province and to many people. There is no compassion and there is a strong movement by our current government to switch to for profit health care. This is a woman with stage 4 lung cancer who can hardly stand up on her own. She can't afford more time in the so called care home and have a place to live when there is no money left to give them. So it's off home for her long before it's reasonable to send her home. I will do what I can until I am unable to do any more. I will die rather than let her suffer alone. If it puts me in the hospital so be it. If it kills me so be it. If I am in unimaginable pain the entire time, I will do my best to hide it from her and do what I can. I am one person and I am alone in caring for my dyeing Mother. It is OK to me that I will end up in an unmarked grave, as there will be no one to grieve for me. It is not OK to me that she has that fate and nor should it be OK in your mind. If you read this and have the least bit of compassion in your heart share this with who ever you can.
Pray for us, we need it.
Peace - Dave S. Nicholson
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada.