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I saw a doctor to follow-up on my surgery from last year and they suggested doing strength training to replace the muscle that I lost. Sure, I'm already doing workouts 2x a week, on my floor 馃槵 I can't even do all the exercises I want to.

But now, under "doctor's orders", I've ordered a workout bench from a store in Montr茅al 馃帀 Won't be here for a few weeks, but I'm so excited!

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@ashfurrow Do you get to charge Canada for that?

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@ashfurrow If it's the doctor that told you to get it it could be considered a medical expense. I have no idea how the free healthcare thing works up there so I was wondering if you could use that for this.

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@gudenau @ashfurrow From what I understand, it doesn't work like that. When I go to the doctor, I never pay for the service I recieve, but if I go home and pay for something to do strength training because a doctor told me I should do strength training, it doesn't make sense that the gov. would pay, especially because it was an unessential expense. One can do (if I can spell it right) calisthenics at home to build muscle without equipment.

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@Lofenyy @gudenau yeah, only what is "medically necessary" is covered for free. and that doesn't even (legally) cover prescriptions or eyeglasses :\

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@ashfurrow @Lofenyy One could argue you need prescriptions, but I can see why the line is drawn there. And you can technically live without glasses.

And you know how the US system "works" because you lived here for a while. :-/

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@gudenau @Lofenyy yeah. there is a recent push to expand Medicare to cover prescriptions and eye care. fingers crossed.

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@ashfurrow muscular atrophy starts after just two days. If you can try to get exercise in 3x a week.

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@jordonr 2x a week is just my strength training, which I can鈥檛 do more frequently yet because I鈥檓 still recovering from abdominal surgery. soon. however, I鈥檓 able to run and cross train throughout the week as well.

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