In Canada, I pay medical premium for a minimal cost. The amount of taxes that is taken out of my income is about 30%. That’s a lot of money considering my income is so little. I assume the tax is used in part for the medical system. Sometime in the 90’s, I was hospitalized for 4 months. Should I have paid the cost of hospitalization, I would become “mental” thinking how I am going to pay the bill. I am grateful that it was fully paid by the government. My knowledge in medical system is next to nothing; therefore, there is nothing intelligent I can contribute to this post except for insane Medical Humour. The Evolution of Medicine I have an earache … 2000 BC – Here, eat this root. 1000 AD – That root is heathen. Here, say this prayer. 1850 AD – That prayer is superstition. Here, drink this potion. 1940 AD – That potion is snake oil. Here, swallow this pill. 1985 AD – That pill is ineffective. Here, take this antibiotic. 2000 AD – That antibiotic is artificial. Here, eat this root. Suggestion for the Automated Switchboard of a Psychiatric Hospital. Thank you for calling. If you are obsessive-compulsive, press ‘1’ repeatedly. If you are co-dependent, ask someone else to press ‘2’. If you have multiple personalities, press ‘3’, ‘4’, ‘5’ and ‘6’. If you are paranoid, we know who you are and what you want; just stay on the line and we will trace the call. If you are schizophrenic, listen carefully and a voice will tell you which number to press. If you are depressed, it doesn’t matter which number you press, we won’t answer your call anyway. If you are a GP, forget about referring a patient because there aren’t any beds. Source: Humour MedJokes This is in response to Daily Prompt: Healthcare. Come and join us, it will expand your mind.
This morning, I responded to Daily Prompt: Burning down the house. Should you wish to read my post, it’s titled What Matters Most. Since the post is about fire, I would like to share this story that I received via e-mail that has been passed around. And the story goes: During an early morning response to a house fire in Santa Rose de Temuco, Chile, fire fighters witnessed the unbelievable. A mother dog risked her life to save her puppies from the fire surrounding the burning house, which started because of a car bomb.
The mother dog, Amanda, raced back and forth between the house, putting her 10 day old puppies in the safest place she could find – a fire truck!She didn’t stop racing back into the fire until all of her puppies were safely away from the fire. The firemen on scene could not believe their eyes. Most people have never seen a dog this smart or this brave! After rescuing all of her pups from the blaze, Amanda sat down next to them, protecting them with her body. Onlookers called an emergency veterinary service and she and her pups were rushed to the hospital. Aside from one puppy being treated for serious burns, the entire family are alive and well – thanks to the bravery of Amanda! What a heroic mother! Isn’t this story amazing – The Power of Love.