Thursday, March 28, 2013




DADDY MAY HAVE A PERFECT PROSTATE, "BUT I NEED TO PEE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT BECAUSE OF MY MEDICINE - SO HE HAS TO GET UP ANYWAY" 

Since Keaton woke me I want to post an article saying hats off to the premier cancer hospital in the US for rejecting a new cancer medicine over cost and no meaningful improvement over another drug at half the price.

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York made the right decision.  See article  I do not get it, people are prepared to spend $11,000 a month to extend their life for 1.4 months.  This is why our healthcare system is going broke.  Passing is inevitable.  My Healthcare Directive is clear on this - if I cannot make my own decisions care to extend my life for a short period of time is not to be administered.  I have no fear of passing.  But then unlike so called most religious people I have no  fear of God.  My faith is pure.  I have embraced the idea of passing.

Until we stop this nonsense that we have a right to live forever we will continue to bankrupt the healthcare system.  Standard care is one thing, but $11,000 a month to extend your life by 1.4 months is pure sin.  That money can go to so many more important  things - scholarships - cancer treatment which we know will cure a child -

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York is where my sister received her lung cancer treatment and surgery.  A cousin's husband also received his treatment there.  You are considered lucky if your insurance will pay for this center.  I have been there and it is amazing. 

My hats off to them for finally saying no - we are not paying for a drug which does nothing to extend life beyond what already exists at half-price.

It is time we as a  society resocialize ourselves to embrace passing.  It is a sin for medicare to have to pay to keep people alive for a few months.  We are billing the so called grandchildren we love for a few extra months.  This is beyond selfish. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this, and especially for calling it for what it is, selfish.