I'm looking for thoughts/advice on managing finances with chronic illness--specifically loss of pay from work. I'm in Canada so health care costs are not a concern, but I have bowel obstructions every 2-3 weeks that I miss a week of work for, and have gotten news that they can't fix them which is just awful. I was told to "learn to live with it". Missing 1 week/month of work has become a huge financial burden as I am self-employed, so I am trying to figure out how to manage this financially going forward. Thanks for your thoughts.