God how are we going to afford this? I'm not worth it -umm
I've often thought about the problem of expensive medical treatment, from the relatively small costs (such as having an MRI) up to full blown hospitalization, or treatments worth $500 each week and so on. I tend to have had these thoughts just after opening the mail:)
There is a real temptation to skimp, to say that's an outrageous price, no way can I justify it, junior has to go to uni, the rent needs paying, whatever.
Then again the most precious thing in the world is a human being, it has no price, and really no personal sacrifice is too much to keep a loved one going in health for a long, happy and productive life (hopefully with a generous portion of love thrown in).
I know there is some doubt around the edges - some grey areas. Does one bankrupt oneself to give a new hip to a very elderly relative with dementia, perhaps - I wouldn't. Do I sell the house to give my wife extended hospitalization? - Yes, & I have been close to doing just that.
I also know it can be hard to tell if such spending will be effective - eg if the heart transplant will be rejected, or the therapy work.
All I can do is speak for myself, I would never hesitate to spend on necessary health measures, and if there is a small doubt about efficacy I'd ignore it and go ahead anyway. 50% doubt? Well I'd probably still say yes - I hope so. Applies to offspring, spouse and even self.
I know all this is a simplification and I'm not in your circumstances, I'm trying to say you are worth the $xxx per session, its not even a question.
Croix (Who looks forward to meeting you fit and well in the Official Receiver's Office :0)