Thursday, June 7, 2018

Where? Canada...

There's something I feel I need to share with you, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL).

It's concerning people suffering.  It's also concerning our Canadian government.

Here is an article by painnewsnetwork.org that is entitled, A Canadian Asks 'Where the Hell Am I?':  https://www.painnewsnetwork.org/stories/2018/3/5/a-canadian-asks-where-the-hell-am-i#.WrRrMbqOl79.facebook=.  Please click on the link, and read the article.

Did you read the article?  In case you didn't, I will share some of what the article states (I copied/pasted):

I hear more and more stories like Elizabeth Matlack’s, a lifelong chronic pain sufferer who recently wrote about her problems getting adequate pain medication in Canada. (See “Who Benefits From My Suffering?”).
 
Not only do I live in a chronically pained body, I feel pain for her. I feel pain for all of those who struggle each and every day, who are now being medically abandoned. Imagine, the only thing any of them has ever done is to end up with a pained body. As I read these stories, there seems to be no stem to the flow. I am beginning to ask myself, “Where the hell am I?”
 
Just like Elizabeth, I am also Canadian. All my life I’ve lived here and felt so grateful for it. All my life I basically felt safe. I felt secure. I felt that my needs were looked after. I was damned proud of our medical system too. From a blood test to chemotherapy, whatever might come my way, I had faith that I’d be cared for and that I wouldn’t have to claim bankruptcy to get it.

It also stated (I copied/pasted):

Won’t noble physicians with an intense desire to ease that suffering and do justice to their oaths come soon to advocate for us and improve our care? As I look around today, not seeing a trace of this, I am forced to ask myself, “Where the hell am I?”
 
I’ve lived enough years to know that people don’t generally do things for no reason and the reasons are plentiful. Money, fame, prestige, power, a moral sense of self-righteousness; there are a lot to choose from. Who benefits from a fabricated war on defenseless chronic pain patients while chasing the wrong crisis with a boat load of unproven assumptions?
 
Somebody somewhere does. You can be sure that there are too many hands in too many pockets to count. They all knew that chronic pain patients would be collateral damage, but the one thing they all have in common is they just don’t care.
 
Our Canadian government willingly let this happen under the disingenuous guise of “we have to protect you from your pain medications.” Imagine, you’ve been stable with nature’s gift of the most effective medication for your severe pain and now you can’t have it.

Here's more that was stated (I copied/pasted):

The reality is that this woman has a significant risk of being dead soon. We know the guidelines have already played an unspeakable part in the deaths of chronic pain patients in the way of medical collapse and suicide. But no one seems to care about that either.
 
This isn’t the place that I grew up in. This isn’t the place where I felt safe, secure and cared for. This is an immoral place where those at the top serve their own political agenda. Yes, I said political because there’s no medical facts driving this out-of-control freight train.
 
This is an unethical place where the suffering are drop-kicked off a cliff and where the self-righteous and self-serving call down, “It sure sucks to be you.”
 
I don’t recognize Canada anymore. I’ve never lived in a place with such cruelty inflicted on such a vulnerable group. I didn’t grow up in a place with such a pervasive ultra-conservative meanness, where those in power exclusively serve themselves and to hell with the underdog – let them suffer until the bitter end.
 
Who benefits from Elizabeth’s suffering? Somebody somewhere does. As for the Canada I used to know and love, I can no longer see it or feel its reassurance. I guess I’ll have to continue to ask, “Where the hell am I?”
 
Because at this point, I just can’t figure it out.

Wow!  I have to admit, I agree with that lady who wrote that article.

Hopefully, you read the entire article, or just read the parts I shared.  If you did, then you know that there are people suffering from chronic pain.

Just as I have done since I was driving that school bus and was injured after being hit by the tractor-trailer truck driver.  And, just as other people have.  Including, but not just injured workers.

To me, it was good that the writer commented about Canada.  And, about our Canadian government.

Why?

Because I believe that our Canadian government doesn't truly care for us Canadians.  Just as I've written about, from time to time, here on LwL.

After all, our Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau is not Christian.  He supports Islam.  And, has promised Muslims (as seen on the television news during the past election time) that he will provide them with more rights, which will eventually change our rights and life.

Plus, Justin Trudeau has never made Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), change their system back to the way Workers Compensation Board (WCB), was originally set up to do... to help injured workers.  If you are aware of the difference, you'll even see the difference in the name of the group. 

Originally, it was to help injured workers and give compensation, that wasn't only lost income, but also medical care and medicine.  But, WSIB is an insurance board... that doesn't want to help injured workers.  Instead, they do what they can to reduce any number of people who truly are qualified, and reduce any help injured workers need.  Just as many insurance companies of other kinds, do to people in various issues.

To me, WSIB is truly wicked.  And, I believe that also Justin Trudeau is also truly wicked.

Why?

Because neither WSIB or Justin Trudeau do what they can to not help others... even though they are basically in authority.

Thinking of this, made me think of Proverbs 29:2, "When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn."

Amen!  When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.

Yes, the wicked beareth rule.  Then... people mourn.

People who suffer every day of their life, quite often feel grief and... mourn.  For their lives have changed so much, that they sometimes feel their lives had ended physically, and been changed into a mournful situation.

Not just from chronic pain.  But, also of injury.  And, those who suffer financially, in addition.

Please... join me in prayer.

Please... pray that Justin Trudeau will not be re-elected, and/or may be removed as the Canadian Prime Minister.

Please... pray that WSIB will change to be what injured workers need to have to help them.

Please... pray that all people who suffer from chronic pain, and/or any other physical problems, will be healed.

Please... pray that anyone who isn't a born again Christian, will become a born again Christian by trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Thank you for praying.

May God bless you.


Until next time...

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