Tuesday, February 26, 2013


You are probably aware, if you've been reading Life with Lynnie (LwL), that my incision has been healing.

Yesterday, my nurse arrived, checked it over, gathered her things and prepared to discharge me.  She requested that I fax on her behalf, information to release me from nursing care.  This I did, while she waited.

No more nursing care for me!  Praise God for this!  At least, I hope this is the case. 

Okay, you may think I'm being negative, but truly, I am not.  I am hoping and praying that God's will of healing me without any further complications, is finally being done!

As I've said before, I trust Him, for everything in my life, including my healing.

Since this is what my nurse called superficial healing, there is still healing to be done inside me.  I will continue trusting God for this.

In the afternoon, I had company! 

My friend M was in the area and called me, asking if it was okay to come visit.  Okay??!!  Of course! 

It did my heart good to see her.  Hopefully, she enjoyed our visit together, as much as I did.  Thank you, M!

During our discussions on various topics, she mentioned that she knew of someone in USA who needed to have surgery, but couldn't afford it.  She also commented that it's good our system didn't burden me financially.

I agreed with her.  I am grateful for this.

Hopefully, no one has misunderstood me, with this regard.  I am very happy that our social healthcare system didn't leave me in financial dispair.

However, just because we don't pay a user fee very often, when we need care, doesn't mean that we don't pay for our services.  We do.  Through our taxation system.

I am grateful for our system.  It's wonderful for minor healthcare needs, especially for families.

But, it seems that when there is something serious happening, that a person needs specialized care for, the system doesn't alway work right.

That's why I call it the Glass Wall.  Sometimes, people can see treatment, but cannot access it, like my now deceased husband, Gordon. 

Or, in some cases, like my friend M, treatment was delayed so long, that instead of having relatively minor surgery for cancer, she ended up waiting much longer than she should have, and ended up having major surgery, instead.  And, now will require more surgery for reconstruction.

Hmmm... sorry.  No one will convince me that our good medical system is working properly.  It absolutely isn't. 

Unlike our neighbours to our south (actually, here in the city where I live, Americans actually live to the north of us), we have lost control over our own healthcare.  Instead, the system determines whether or not we will receive treatment, what treatment we will receive, and when.

Being socialized medicine, treatment should be available whenever the need is found. After all, we are paying for this! 

I also believe the quality of treatment needs to be improved.  I'd love to see the level of care here, that people find in USA.

At the end of our discussion, I commented that it is too bad that our system couldn't be tweaked, to improve our quality of care.  Sort of like combining our system with that found in USA.

Some people may think this a crazy topic of discussion, believing that not everyone needs a physician.  I disagree.  From a physical, human perspective, we all need care at some point in our lives.

Of course, as a born-again believer, I recognize the fact that Jesus is my ultimate physician, who takes care of me.  Physically, and spiritually.

I was reminded of Mark 2:17, "When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance."

Yes, only those who are sick need a physician.  And, Jesus is that physician.  Our Great Physician, for whom all things are possible.

He didn't just come to heal people physically, as he did during his time here on earth.  He also came to heal us spiritually.  To provide a means for us to be saved from an eternity in hell.

In order to save us, we must believe upon Him, our Lord, Jesus Christ.  And, we as sinners, must repent.  Turn away from our sin.

If you are not yet trusting in Jesus, please do so, today.  Please read the New Testament portion of the Bible.  Repent, come to Christ.

Until next time...

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