I wrote this letter to my HR department because my employer doesn't provide coverage for insulin pumps or supplies. They responded by saying they will make an exception for me and look into adding coverage for all employees when they re-negotiate the plan with our insurer next year.…Continue
Had a great visit with my doc yesterday. She signed my Canada Disability Tax Credit forms no problem!!! She said she's had other patients apply as well and only one was not approved. She was on a pump so they re-applied and got it. My doc said if I get rejected we'll just keep applying until I get it!!!
Second part of the great news is that she recognized the fact that I used insulin since 2009, so when I apply,…Continue
Over the next year and a half after my son's birth, I was sick all the time. I tried to get back in to shape but I'd work out for a few days and then get a head cold or the flu again and again. Infections persisted. Vision changes persisted. Through a lucky break I got a family doctor in the winter of 2008. Fabe and I wanted two children and I thought it was better to have the second sooner and get over all the misery that was pregnancy and move on with my…Continue
Part Two: Three Midwives and a Sumo Wrestler
Now, in these parts, family doctors are nearly impossible to get and obstetricians are scarce. If you don't have a family doctor -- and mine went out of practice while I was away -- you have to go to walk-in clinics if you're ill. I understand that now there is a pool of obstetricians you can go see in the later months of your pregnancy if…Continue
It's been 6 years since I caught the first sign of a problem with my health. Since then, I've had two children, countless visits to doctor's offices and walk-in clinics. I've even had two hospital stays. I've probably crossed paths with over 20 health professionals, yet it was a small-town optician who got it right in 2004. If only someone had listened to him....…