Friday, April 27, 2007

One of those days

We went to IKEA today. I'd wanted to get a few things and to check out possibilities for the craft show. I read somewhere that it's better to light up jewelry at shows, if possible. I don't know whether or not I'll have a power source at the show, but if I do, then Ian's mom has lent me a few lights that I can use to highlight my jewelry. She also lent me some other LED light thingies. I also bought some crazy IKEA lights; if I have a power source then I'll light up the whole table. :)

We also bought some useful things at IKEA - like magazine storage things for my Burda and Threads magazines, trays on which to do work that I might want to move from room to room, a clock for my work area downstairs, and some glasses. It was a fun trip; I like IKEA once in a while.

I don't know if any of you read in the paper, but apparently here in Canada, if some cancer drugs aren't funded by the province, then people can buy them on their own? At a cost of up to $34K for treatment? Sure, if people can afford it, then that means that they're getting drugs before they're approved here instead of going to the US for treatment.

But what if, like me, a person can't afford it? Several of the drugs on the list are ones that are used for metastatic breast cancer, and I don't know if I'm going to be able to get those drugs when/if I need them. How much does that suck? The two-tier health care system has begun - and while I don't begrudge anyone going and buying better care, well, I don't think that anyone should HAVE to pay for better care. I'm also scared to be on the poor side of the equation.

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