Chapter 4:

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

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Seeking Help


As always, money is needed, and it would be a good idea for me to finally sign up for disability payments in this new place. At least have something come in as my father struggles to find a job.

No problem... so I naively thought.

Thankfully there is a clinic about a 5 minute walk away, and my father is in charge of pushing me in my wheelchair, as there are no ramps anywhere, and my mother worries about throwing out her back.


Now proving that I am disabled, and in need of financial assistance proves to be an impossible task.

I have all of my medical documents prepared, and the doctor starts off with the usual questions,

Name, age, date of birth etc....

“Oh! You only recently moved here. Where did you live before?”

“Canada. The Greater Toronto Area.”


How do I interpret that facial expression? Jealousy? Resentment? Annoyance?

“Okay, we’ll start off by doing some scans. Just the ones of your neck for today.”

“But my neck is fine.”

“I see in your medical file that it was fractured. I’d like a scan of your neck.”

“Well my main problem are my legs. One was badly broken, and the other has severe arthritis. My knee is held together by metal, and there is a significant amount of space between the bone in my leg and the bone in my foot.”

“We will get to that. We can only do one scan a day because it is a health risk.”

“Okay... thank you.”

Submitted: July 09, 2015

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Sharief Hendricks


Unbelievable ...Only do one scan a day because it is a heath risk, if that is what you are worried then start at the worst affected area...DUH...

This frustration is so common here in my country too...

Thu, July 9th, 2020 8:21am


I feel it was done on purpose to discourage people from seeking help.
I thank God every day that this was years ago, and i no longer have to worry about it.
Thanks for reading Sharief!

Fri, July 10th, 2020 5:13am

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