What would you do if critical illness hits you?
July 6, 2011 9:39pm CST
Did you know that Cancer can happen even have no family history of cancer? If does happen, do you have money to spend for medications? Your income will stop, your savings will be withdrawn, then sell properties, borrow money from relatives and friends, your families and loved ones will suffer. Have you imagine it? So what would you do?
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7 Jul 11
I was diagnosed with cancer in year 2000 and had a major surgery. I'm lucky that I had insurance coverage. I believe many people have medical insurance nowadays but those who don't have is pitiful as they really need to borrow and sell their properties. If these happen to me again, I would rather end my life than letting my families and love one suffer.
10 Jul 11
My mother had cancer in 2001. She was so lucky and our family is so grateful that she had survived Cancer. She is now a strong woman, as if nothing happened. I can still remember, we didn't have enough money that time. She was instructed to undergo 8 sessions of chemotherapy but we didn't have the money so she only managed to have 4 sessions. After that, she just lived a healthy lifestyle, lived by the beach, isolated her with family/financial problems. I know these things and of course prayers have healed her.
• United States
12 Jul 11
Well you do not have to have just Cancer to have major Medical problems to where everything feels like it is caving in around you. And if you are Married and here in the US, there is not much they can do unless you have good medical. There are some programs out there that can help you, but since you would have Income from the spouse you are limited, which is Sad. There should be more help available for major Illness of any kind no matter who you are.
31 Jul 11
Hi! That's one thing that I dread of happening to me. Frankly, I have thought about that and I told myself I wouldn't be a burden to my family. It's either I would keep my illness a secret or die early to avoid being a burden. As much as I can, I would keep it to myself. I don't like giving problems to my mother. In fact, ever since I got a job, I don't ask money from her anymore. And I take care all my business all by myself. Sometimes I ask for her opinion and borrow money from her, but I always pay it. And I'm also afraid that no one will take care of me if I get ill.
• United States
11 Jul 11
This has actually happened to me twice. The first time, I had a job that had decent insurance and I had lots of leave time and co-workers and friends donated more leave time so that the entire time I was in treatment I had my full income. This time around, I was teaching English in China and had to return to the states for treatment. I started treatments not knowing how I was going to pay for it, but by February (after recovering from surgery) I was approved for medicaid so my treatments were paid for. I didn't have any savings or property and no one I knew had a lot of money so I was lucky I qualified for government aid. I am finished with chemo now, but I'm still not out of the woods yet. I just hope that I don't have another recurrence because I am tired of being sick all the time.
10 Jul 11
As for me, I don't think I would even wait until Cancer hits me. I think I should prevent that, as much as I can, so that I wouldn't have to worry about the effects it can bring to me and my family. Have you even thought why people develop cancer even without a family history of cancer? You may want to read this http://factoidz.com/your-health-awareness-can-save-your-life/ (not a referral link).
7 Jul 11
hi,its a difficult discussion to respond..still if i am at the age of above 50's and there is no need of me for family[if they are self sufficient]i try to die without taking any medication.When there is no use of spending money on disease which is not curable..