Need Help

Discussion in 'General Health & Wellness' started by bookitty123, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. bookitty123

    bookitty123 New Member

    Hi everyone I am new to the message board.I am unemployed and have no health insurance.I was hit by a drunck driver in 2003.I have had several injections and has Spinal Fusion on my C4-5.I was not able to get long term care when we went to court.I have been on many medications for many years.I know I will always have some pain but I my pain doc says I need sugery because the spinal fusion is failing and I have to see him every month because of the meds. I'm on.It is very spendy when your unemployed.My plate has shifted and now because I haven't had insurance to do the upkeep on my health I now have Fibromyagila.I am on a waiting list with a doc in Las Vegas who takes donations for people without insurance,but that was in April when I went to him and so far nothing is coming his or my way.Is there anybody out there who could give me some info on what to do? I am limited as to what I can do.I recieve unemployment but I believe I should try disability.I am not completly disabled but I am afraid of what to do.My health is getting really bad.Thanx for listening!
  2. jaminhealth

    jaminhealth Well-Known Member

    I don't recall too much discussion here on fusions...I'm on a Spinal Disorder Support yahoo board and I hear these fusion stories all the time...one surgery leads to another, it seems endless and too many in more pain.

    I'm doing all I can to do NO back surgery, lower lumbar for me, and acupuncture is now giving me relief with my issues...

    I would do all I could to avoid more surgeries, but I'm not walking in your shoes. Hope you find some solutions...jam
  3. bookitty123

    bookitty123 New Member

    Thanx jam,but unfotunely I have to much damage. I went to ER last month because I couldn't move and they pumped me up with meds and took an MRI. The MRI showed to much damage. I recommend that nobody get this surgery. It has taken over my life. I am literaly stuck and sick of medication. I am going to explore Omega 3. I hear it helps with inflamation and that info came from my pharmacist...bookitty123
  4. jaminhealth

    jaminhealth Well-Known Member

    for inflammation, I take a lot of them.

    Since my hip replacement SURGERY,,,,grrrrrrrrrrrr, I have more inflammation in my body than ever....so I take a lot of stuff to help counteract all the inflammatory gunk.

    Surgery like wars are very often not Solutions...sad but true. jam
  5. bookitty123

    bookitty123 New Member

    I asked my pharmacist what I could take for inflamtion and he suggested Krill Oil.I asked him about the Omega 3 and he said it helps.I went to Walmart and low and behold there was Omega 3 and Krill Oil together.I have been taking it for a couple of days.We will see if it works.I know that some things take time and I have plenty of that.I have also started a stretch regiment and we'll see.I can't do to much but I will try to keep positive...bookitty123
  6. freida

    freida Active Member

    HI, bookitty...I want to welcome you, and say I'm sorry for all of your struggles and confusion. It's so understandable.

    You may want to consider going to Human Services Dept, and find out about applying for help there, or for Soc Sec Disability, if you've worked in the past and if you have assets. There are different types of disability.

    You don't need to be FULLY disabled, if you cannot work a full week and earn enough to support yourself, and if you have a dr who will support that is true...then you do deserve to consider getting some help, with both expenses and with health coverage, from either State , which is based on also having little money, or from SOcial Security, which is based on work history and not on assets, and comes with medicare.
    The second one take a long time to get, so if you qualify, applying now is a good idea.
    The first (State help) is faster.

    Good luck with deciding if any of those routes will help you.

    Leah
  7. bookitty123

    bookitty123 New Member

    Thank You for the info.I think I will try the first one.I wish I could find someone to do the surgery.I went to my doctor the other day and he told me he could not do anything to help but write me perscriptions and see him monthly.He also told me that I need to have Cervical surgery on my C4 to my C7.He also told me the only way I could get this surgey it would have to be an EMERGENCY SUGERY because I have NO INSRANCE and UNEMPLOYED.I asked him what that ment and he said that in oder to have the ER surgery I would have not be able to walk.I was shocked at the answer.It's a crime that in order to get help from being hit by a drunck driver that I have to be completly imobolized.
    In total fear,Bookitty123
  8. freida

    freida Active Member

    I am so sorry for your difficult situation.

    Could you go to your State human service dept,
    and apply for Medicaid?
    Or do you have too much in assets for that?

    I agree you should be eligible for help through car insurance, if they had any. Or yours, if you werre in a car when hit, I can't remember, sorry.

    thinking of you!
    Leah
  9. bookitty123

    bookitty123 New Member

    Thanx Leah,I have tried everything I can to get help from my state and I can't get help with Medicaid because with my husband's pay check and my unemployment we make 40.00 TO MUCH TO BE ELIGABLE,go figure.I wish I could find a doc willing to help me probono.That is my only option right now.So if anybody knows of a doc willing to help me please speak out.I have been left with no options as this point.

    bookitty123
  10. TwoCatDoctors

    TwoCatDoctors New Member

    Try going to the top posts of the ProHealth Health Board and you'll see one by me that is FREE/LOW COST MEDICAL/PRESCIPTIONS. Go on that thread and go towards the bottom of my first post and you'll find organizations. See if there are some organizations and other places that you might contact to see if they can help you find somewhere to get the surgery done for free.

    If you contact one place and they tell you they can't help you, ask them if they have a suggestion of a person and phone number that you could call. That's how I have gotten resources through the years. Good luck and hugs.
  11. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    Disability means there is no job which you could do. If you can't sit or stand or if you have cognitive problems or overwhelming pain and exhaustion, there is likely no job you can do. Disability judges don't look at what is wrong with us so much as how our conditions affect our ability to work. Good luck to you. If you do file for disability, I strongly recommend a disability atty.

    Love, Mikie
  12. bookitty123

    bookitty123 New Member

    Thank You for the info I will check it out.
    bookitty123
  13. bookitty123

    bookitty123 New Member

    Are you on disiblity? I have spoke to couple of Disibility attys and they gave me some info sent via mail so I am probably going to do that when I gat back from Utah.My father keeps have small seizers and has a heart problem so my health is on hold until after Thanksgivng. Luv and Hugs Mikie:)

    bookity123
  14. keke466

    keke466 New Member

    Here are very good resources for you to learn abt your illness and all abt disability. I'm a member and I've learned everything I need to know from them. Very nice people.

    ssdfacts dot com
    neurotalk dot com
  15. bookitty123

    bookitty123 New Member

    Thanx for the info.I will check those sites out.

    bookitty123