Ahh, a little humor, it's always nice to see some people still have that skill, and those who can reply without throwing a hidden wrench mixed in with the flowers. Sometimes confidence is misunderstood, but it is what it is.
The one comment that hit home was pain, no doubt that would be difficult, but I would not think pain killers or antibiotics are that expensive.
I would say the whole system is corrupt. Instead of dealing with the source of the problem we place a $10,000 band-aid over a hole in the boat. A short while later it falls off, and the uninformed are back buying more band-aids. I've never been one to game the system, or ask for handouts so no disagreements there. If a person can't pay turn him away, if that's what they want. This brings up another topic on types of doctors, there are at least 3 (see below). Some people must have a hard time believing you truly would not want or even except standard cancer treatments.Treating the uninsured is a key reason why healthcare costs are out of control.
I'm aware of studies for both of these issues, and both are somewhat common for meat eaters, the theory being a lack of fiber with leads to constipation. We could add kidney stones, same thing there.appendicitis, volvulus
It's difficult to properly make your point without writing a book. That and most people have not researched healthcare so there's bound to be misunderstandings with gaps in education (research) levels. Mostly (my thoughts) of what puts a person into bankruptcy are the biggies: Open heart surgery $125,000, then add in all the testing, lab-work and follow up visits and you could be over $200k. Diabetes "a lifetime, in the United States; the "figure ranges from around $55,000 to $130,000", these and many others can be completely avoided. Chemo, a years worth of this worthless drug could be close to $100,000... not doing that either.
The decision is likely more than a year away, so there is still some time.
3 types of doctors
1. those who go into medicine to help others (natural or true healers - help others because it feels good)
2. those who go into medicine for money (don't like to help others, but will do so it they can charge exorbitant fees)
3. Those who go into medicine for prestige or power (like it when you bow down to them - helping others is beneath them but they will play along, and then disappear given the 1st opportunity )
well said!Getting over the fear of death is the ultimate freedom.
Agreed, far too much goes unquestioned.I love it when someone is brave enough to stretch the boundaries. That is the theme of ere.
Another good point, this would be a down side for sure. If going this route it would be a good idea to find health care professionals of like mind before you get sick. Also, expensive treatment equals not quality care.you're not completely sure whether it's just the worst stomach ache ever or something that might kill you.
Regarding death and seemingly random events, I think everyone is cared for, we just forget.