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« on: November 19, 2009, 05:54:27 PM »

How is my dialysis going to be covered if I currently live in Texas , and my two insurances are Aetna and Medicare?
How would dialysis be covered in Canada?
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"Still crazy after all these years."

« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2009, 08:11:04 PM »

Start learning Canada's national anthem.

http://www.singforcanada.ca/o_canada.mp3
http://www.singforcanada.ca/anthem.html

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Uninterrupted in-center (self-care) hemodialysis since 1982 -- 34 YEARS on March 3, 2016 !!
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No transplant.  Not yet, anyway.  Only decided to be listed on 11/9/06. Inactive at the moment.  ;)
I make films.

Just the facts: 70.0 kgs. (about 154 lbs.)
Treatment: Tue-Thur-Sat   5.5 hours, 2x/wk, 6 hours, 1x/wk
Dialysate flow (Qd)=600;  Blood pump speed(Qb)=315
Fresenius Optiflux-180 filter--without reuse
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Hadija, Athol, Me and Molly at Havelock North 09

« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2009, 12:32:21 AM »

I believe dialysis is funded by the government in Canada - not sure how it works for an immigrant.  Monrein - you must know?
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« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2009, 04:35:38 AM »

Dialysis is funded through our taxes.  It isn't easy to immigrate to Canada.
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Pyelonephritis (began at 8 mos old)
Home haemo 1980-1985 (self-cannulated with 15 gauge sharps)
Cadaveric transplant 1985
New upper-arm fistula April 2008
Uldall-Cook catheter inserted May 2008
Haemo-dialysis, self care unit June 2008
(2 1/2 hours X 5 weekly)
Self-cannulated, 15 gauge blunts, buttonholes.
Living donor transplant (sister-in law Kathy) Feb. 2009
First failed kidney transplant removed Apr.  2009
Second trx doing great so far...all lab values in normal ranges
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Hadija, Athol, Me and Molly at Havelock North 09

« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2009, 07:12:22 PM »

So I presume if they are letting you emmigrate there, then you won't have to worry about the cost.  But then I'd also assume there must be quite a number of people who would try to emmigrate for that reason - and they won't just let anyone in, especially if they're sick.
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Diagnosed Nov 2007 with Multiple Myeloma.
By Jan 2008 was in end stage renal failure and on haemodialysis.
Changed to CAPD in April 2008.  Now on PD with a cycler.  Working very part time - teaching music.  Love it.  Husband is Paul (we're both 46), daughter Molly is 13.
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« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2009, 04:43:29 AM »

That's correct Hanify.  People who are accepted as immigrants have landed immigrant status (I think that's a 3 year thing) before being able to take out citizenship with all it's rights AND all it's responsibilities.   If people are "sponsored", by a family member for example, the sponsor would be on the hook for support if the person became a financial "burden". 
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Pyelonephritis (began at 8 mos old)
Home haemo 1980-1985 (self-cannulated with 15 gauge sharps)
Cadaveric transplant 1985
New upper-arm fistula April 2008
Uldall-Cook catheter inserted May 2008
Haemo-dialysis, self care unit June 2008
(2 1/2 hours X 5 weekly)
Self-cannulated, 15 gauge blunts, buttonholes.
Living donor transplant (sister-in law Kathy) Feb. 2009
First failed kidney transplant removed Apr.  2009
Second trx doing great so far...all lab values in normal ranges
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