I think the health care systems in both our countries were strained to capacity pre-pandemic. Then they were pushed well beyond their limits and broken. I’m worried we’re seeing the start of ours falling apart in Canada.
The waiting list for a family physician in my town is now over two years. It is expected to grow beyond three soon as another doctor is leaving. People try to go to walk-in clinics in the nearby city but they are lined up before they open and you can’t see a doctor there unless you spend hours with sick people who will likely infect you with something. That means most go to the ER for things like having scrips refilled. Or for the flu.
The ERs are overwhelmed. We also have hospitals clogged with seniors who should be in long-term care but we are short LTC beds so they’re stuck in the hospital. That means people are stuck in the ER for days trying to get a bed. Since the ERs are clogged people wind up being seen in the waiting rooms or just leaving. Not good when the pain you came in with was cancer (why my photography BFF is terminal now).
It’s a crap show. Federal government talks about the importance of health care but won’t pony up needed cash for it. They seem to have lots of money to give to other countries, though.
The last time I was hospitilized was in January 2020. Awful experience for me and everyone there. I couldnt even leave my room I was so afraid of everyone there.
My health has managed to deteriorate even further. Its funny how im silently hoping things get better when in reality they just get worse. Fun fun fun.
But yeah ive been to the hospital too many times to count this year on account of my current meds not working and them not know what they are doing either. Its like playing russian roullete. “Lets try this random med i googled!” Just for it to not work and end up there again.
I know i am a liability and do not fit their category of “fit for experimentation” type style they seem to choose people for admission by and it sucks.
You are lucky though that you are something that works, id take that and run with it.
Sort of same thing here. Tried abilify injection 2 months, by the end of it i was so angry i deatroyed my $1,000.00 gaming laptop. Then risperidone and paliperidone couldnt sleep on those. Then seroquel that i threw away cause was mad they put me on such a low dose (50-100mg).
We are just lab rats to them, you’d think they could at least be a little better at their jobs to get people on the right meds
How did you come across that one if you dont mind me asking? Did you research it yourself?