Tremendous support keeps me going on in motor neuron disease battle
Swallowing is very slow and I have to eat food that is full of moisture. Muscles are collapsing.
What keeps me going is the tremendous support I receive from my immediate and extended family. I become thin every now and then.
Energy is fast disappearing from me. Many thanks for much support I also get from Groote Schuur Hospital, from E7 and E8 ward, where I was admitted in 2016.
Thanks to my colleagues in the ministry. A week ago, my eldest daughter and son booked me in for an appointment at the Medicross Clinic in Parow.
We visited and my daughter was asked to fill in a form, in preparation for opening a new folder.
Because of motor neuron disease I am prone to fall, and this actually happened on February 14 this year.
After continuously feeling dizzy, my children thought it was wise to go and get a second opinion.
Having filled in the forms, after 20 minutes we were told by one of the receptionists: “Your option of this medical aid does not allow your daddy to be treated here.”
What do you think? I felt a desperate need to transform our healthcare system.
The idea of National Health Insurance appears to hold substance and reality.
Feel free to add your own reflections.
Rev Canon Zolile Sogiba