It has not escaped my attention that the treatment available is completely dependant on country of origin . I am very grateful that I live in Canada. It is also because of personal insurance that treatment costs are manageable. I currently have a Cardiologist, Rheumatologist, Internist, Gastrointerologist, Neurologist, Hemotolgist, Opthamologist, Orthopetic etc.. I have had endless, cat scans, MRI", nerve conduction tests, endless blood tests on and on. It has undoubtedly costs 100,000. But it took a year to loose a lifetime of savings . Disability sucks in all aspects of the individuals life but also for family and friends. I rely heavily on my Rheumy and see her as my primary health care provider. I see her once a month or more at times. She also calls me at home as son as there is an issue. I cannot imagine not having her on my side. I could not bear once every six months. My heart goes out to all of you. I also acknowledge the same may not be true for someone without insurance.