Thursday, April 16, 2009

More of me than you ever wanted to see!

Although some may complain about the Canadian Medical System, I want you to know that I have NO complaints about it at all.

None. Zero. Zilch.

Currently, my family is reaping the benefits of a medical system that will help the poor guy down the road or the rich guy up the street. It is saving my life. It is giving my sons a mother for many more years and I pray to God a grandfather too. I dont have to worry about paying for A-N-Y-T-H-I-N-G. My house isn't in jeopardy, only my health, and that's just the way it should be. I will happily, HAPPILY pay my taxes this month and realize that I love my Country and I love our Universal Medical Program. I LOVE IT.
Now, for an example of how they aren't saving any money, the doctor sent me a copy of my CT Scan and a computer program to read it. And for your reading pleasure, I am about to share more of myself than I ever thought I would.
Ladies and Gentlemen .... I present to you my skeletan.

Don't get all excited, I am wearing a gown!

The rude and offending kidney whom I will love and cherish in THREE MORE WEEKS, until then it scares the crap out of me (yes so much for long waits for surgery in Canada EH!)

And then, finally - IT. Or at least what I think it is because, well I am not a doctor nor do I pretend to be on in real life. And you now, CT scans are really, really difficult to read when you don't know what you are doing or what you are looking for. But, if I remember correctly, that's the cancer there at the end of my left kidney. Its about the size of a grape. I am one very, very lucky woman. I talked to a lady today who had a kidney tumor removed from her that was the size of a human head! A HUMAN HEAD. She was asymptomatic except for flank pain. I am very, very lucky.

Whole lot of fuss for something so tiny, eh?


Alyssa said...

So glad that they found it when they did! They'll have you fixed up and good as new in no time. =)

Vanessa said...

Jen, I can tell you that your healthcare would be so beneficial to me!! our family has more medical debt than any other debit and we have insurance!!

I'm glad they're taking good care of you and I'm praying for a complete healing for you!

The Accidental Mommy said...

Goodness, I hope it all turns out ok! You are very photogenic lol.
Hi, just blog surfing!

Di said...

Yes I too celebrate our Canadian health care system. With that and God in control, it should all work out fine... However I do have one question. How do you propose to be a grandfather for your future grandbabies. Finding the things to laugh at along the way are theraputic as well. Hvae a great day! Love to you all.

Julia said... have an amazing doctor...and we have an incredible medical system. This is one of the many many reasons I am proudly a Canadian! You are so right, NO family should suffer financial stress, while facing medical issues. We are so very blessed to live in a country that believes in that!

I can't wait until you show the new images with the cancer GONE GONE GONE!

Brad said...

Ohhhh so hot! ;-)

You are in my thoughts. But not in a creepy way. Promise.

Titus 2 Thandi said...

healthcare system-I'm so envious.I remember watching Sicko and wishing we had your system over here.I enjoyed it briefly in England.I'm really glad for you, in a twisted way, glad this will be free. ou and your kids need every break you can get.

ness said...

"Don't get too excited. I have a robe on!" hahaha. I love it, girl! I'm so glad they caught it when they did. Keep us posted please as to how things are going. Now that I found this site I'll have to check in. xo

Holly said...

I now know you from the inside out. ;o) actually get to SEE your x-rays. Do you know the kind of crap we have to go through just to obtain a COPY of our medical records? A copy mind you!

Praying for swift timing and skillful hands.

Anonymous said...

Hey there. I found by way of Just wanted to tell you that my father-in-law recently had renal cell carcinoma. They were able to only resect a portion of his kidney and save the rest. Even if he lost his whole kidney, he would have been fine. Since it had not spread, no chemo and no radiation...YEAH! I wish you the same speedy recovery so you can continue to be the great mom you seem to be!