Health system issues


I mean, in my view that’s a big stress off. And again, the social worker would sit me down and say, “Well this is what you,” to me, “this is what you have to do; you have to move over here, you have to find a place to live, you have to figure out how to pay for it, you have to look after him 24 hours a day. You can’t bring your dogs. You’ve got to figure out somehow to look after your property while you’re gone.” Yeah right. So who’s going to help me with this? And the bottom line is, if you don’t have someone who will do all that stuff, you don’t get a transplant. So, that pissed me off. The social worker did not like me because, I mean, I challenged her on that. I said, “You want all this done, and how am I supposed to do it? Who is going to care for the caregiver?” I said, “What happens if I crash and burn in the middle of this?” Oh no, no. You can’t do that. Yeah. Just like this whole caregiving scenario. I mean, you can’t crash and burn; there’s no way to pick up the pieces. There is no support for caregivers.

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