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someguyfromcanada  ·  95 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Just chillin at Toronto General with my new liver. Feels Good Man.

Update: My pharmacy delivery just arrived. $1400 for 42 days. Plus what I have already = currently about $2000/mth for pills. Covered by Trillium Drug plan.

someguyfromcanada  ·  104 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: In Historic Pick, Joe Biden Taps Kamala Harris To Be His Running Mate

I am hardly far left and I disagree with many of her legal positions as law is one of my things and I don't fully agree with anyone in that regard.

Running a female POC is a ripe pick. She has campain and large-scale governing experience, 20 years younger than Joe and I find her to be relatively personable, super smart and a persuasive speaker with prosecutorial focus. I sense that she is the kind of person you can simply task with a mission and she will just go get it done. I like that. I'm pretty sure she believes in things like science too. The Harris/Pence debate could be entertaining for all but Mike.

I am a bit upset though as now Leonard Cohen has to share the honour of being the most famous alumni of Montreal's Westmount high school. Her mom was a doc at McGill.

someguyfromcanada  ·  106 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 394th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

I just become aware of Playing for Change. They are a non-profit organization, funded by a Walmart heiress, which travels the world recording local musicians performing the same song in their own style. Some 1,000 musicians in 50 countries have been recorded and the results are mixed together. Tons of creators have participated, such as Bono, Keith Richards, Robbie Robertson, etc. Money raised is used to build and fund music and art schools in less developed areas such as Nepal and Rwanda.

Here are the first 2 videos I saw:

1. The Weight- Robbie Robertson (The Band) and friends:

2. Listen to the Music - Tom Johnston (Doobie Brothers) and friends:

someguyfromcanada  ·  110 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 5, 2020

I haven't even thought about that song in decades but a machine I was hooked up to at TGH last week had an alarm that beep beeped to that tune! It took me about 8 syllables to name that tune. hehe

someguyfromcanada  ·  111 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 393rd Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

That is some quality content! Thanks!

someguyfromcanada  ·  112 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 393rd Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

Amazing. I am jealous and did not expect to see a couple of hubsters be such big fans. though I really shouldn't be surprised about that.

someguyfromcanada  ·  112 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 393rd Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

That is one of my favorite comments ever. All of it is so true and I am just learning about them!

someguyfromcanada  ·  112 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 393rd Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

Got into some ska this week. It all started with "Johnny Was" by N. Irish band Stiff Little Fingers.

Originally a Bob Marley tune, I thought it was translated well by SLF to reflect their view on The Troubles.

someguyfromcanada  ·  114 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Just chillin at Toronto General with my new liver. Feels Good Man.

I just learned that the OHIP bill for a Donor (living) is about $12K.

someguyfromcanada  ·  118 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Just chillin at Toronto General with my new liver. Feels Good Man.

Alright I'll give this a shot:

To receive a transplant I had to register for expanded prescription coverage under the Trillium Drug Benefit, and a precursor of that is being deemed Disabled, and when I received that designation I qualified for c. $1,200/month provincial Disability Payment. So started off every month with that banked.

Everyone with advanced liver disease such as mine is almost entirely disabled. I could do one physical task a day before over exerting myself. I went for a 3 hour walk a month ago and then could not get out of bed for 3 days. Mentally most like myself have hyroencephaly that negated my ability to read, remember or even understand basic things. Most require constant attention so they do not do things like eat a raw chicken breast or lose track of medication. I got in my first ever car accident and wrote off a $50,000 car in a single vehicle accident. I missed appointments. One time I could not figure out how to make tea.

Many people see this disease as effecting those around the sick person as much if not more as it is often like looking after a stubborn new born. I have a friend who thought he was watching a Leafs game but he was really just looking at an ad in the tv guide. Lol What is the cost of that? In my case I did not really have any free support so had to pay for everything to get done. Grocery shopping, cleaning, cooking. I paid where most people cant and don’t have to. To some extent, RevCan will allow me to deduct medical expenses and I have no idea how much of my spending meets their definition, but it is something to decrease the pocket costs.

Lets ignore those third party costs and personal opportunity costs and professional fees foregone, and look only at cash flow. Over and above all usual overhead costs, my monthly expenses that would not have been incurred but for my illness:

1) Care Giving: I was the caregiver for my mother who had advanced Alzheimers, so I had to transfer into a faciity instead of with me. Also had to pay for a cleaning lady, lawn guy, etc.: c $2,900 + 600/mth

2) Drugs and Supplies: sleeping pills, neuropathy pills, like needles and test strips: $50/mth

3) Clothes: I had a skinny set and a fat set and everything needed elastic waists: $200/mth

4) Dietary – high protein, low sodium diet; so much fruit, shake powder: $300/mth

5) Transporatition; Mileage plus parking to hospitals: $200/wth

6) Accomodation; eg. AirB&B for 7 am appointments: $200/mth

7) Various Medical Gear; eg. Dr. Ho electrostimulus machine, girdle: $150/mth

Summary:

- including care home: $4,600/mth

- without care home: $1,700/mth

I’ll also add that potential donors and donors can get reimbursed up to $5,000 by the Province.

Did I miss anything?