Thankful for modern health care
This week has not been the best of weeks for my family, particularly health wise.
As I write, my dad is currently waiting to see specialists in Sydney and my mother-in-law is recovering from a health scare.
It’s times like these that I am really rather grateful that we are living in a time where health care is so good and so readily available.
My dad saw a specialist closer to home last week who arranged for him to attend a more senior specialist this week – I’m so grateful he has the chance to get some answers before christmas.
And my mother-in-law has now been cleared of anything life-threatening after having to dash to hospital earlier this week. She will have more tests and consultations in the future but I’m so thankful that she was able to get the treatment and the support that she needed, when she needed it.
It’s so easy to complain about the state of our health system. To bemoan long waiting lists and gap payments and access to care. And I’m not for one minute saying it’s a perfect system or that people are not entitled to ask for more if the access they have is poor.
But I’d like to show my appreciation for a health system that has given help to us in so many ways over many years.
The health system that picked up my son’s albinism and autism. The health system that identified that Nathan and I were both coeliac. The health system which supported me for the birth of my three children. The health system that was there to treat me when I suffered my stress-induced-episode-that-resembled-a-stroke.
The health system that is currently supporting the needs of my parents and parents-in-law.
Thank god we are lucky enough to live in an age and in a country where health care is still largely affordable, readily available and most of all, effective.
I know that I am so very thankful for the benefit of modern health care.
Joining in with Sarah for Thankful Thursday.
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