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ChristinaG
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   Posted 9/9/2007 1:26 PM (GMT -7)   
So for most of the day i have been in tears. and, yesterday i had a crying fit too. And i thought I would come here to vent a bit because you guys will understand. My family is so supportive of me and are there for me no matter what. all they want to do is help me, and try to make things better. but to be honost, there are just some things they will never understand. So i will start my story from yesterday morning...
we particiated in the guts and glory walk in Sac. my parents came up and my brother and his gf came. it was good times. then we went back to the apt and hotel to change and rest a for a bit. then off to lunch. across town. now I was driving because it was the best option for us, but it was frustrating to me because we ended up using 1/4 tank of gas and i dont have a job, just started school and have put in more then 10 applications and no one is hiring. so to say the least, i have no money. my parents are generous enough to help when ever i need it, but I am very independant and dont want to ask for more of their money. Then, another friend of ours drove up for dinner, and my brother told her 7 and i wanted 6, becuse i still had to drive and hour and a half home. It just turned into a day from hell. we walked every where and didnt eat much so my blood sugar was down so I was kind of cranky. my brother never understands how that makes me feel so i was just getting angry when he kept telling me to calm down.
so this morning, i get up, still angry, and run some errands. I drop off my perscripton for my Asocol at longs (now i just got this county medical coverage that said nothing about perscription limits, but said I was fully covered). so the lady at the pharmacy tells me it would cost $3000 to fill the scrip, $400+ for 30 dy supply, so i had to get only one weeks worth at $120. I have been crying since then. What kind of a world/country do I live in that makes it so hard to get the things you absolutely need to survive? I am seriously thinking about moving to canada or england. I could never bring myself to harm myself, so i decided to just drive home to continue crying.
my parents are trying to help and look into a health plan for me, because school doesnt cover anything unless you go to the student health clinic, so i am kind of on my own. and i went through all of that trouble to get the county medical coverage. and i know that if i look into coverage my premiums are going to be through the roof. i just dont really feel like anyone really understads what I am going though right now, especially my family. and i cant get mad at them for it, because they are being so good to me. i dont really have any friends here because i moved here a month ago, but it seems like i dont have my friends anyway. and the ones i do have dont really understand. i need a job more then anything right now and my life just seems like it keeps sinking.

although I know i have you guys, i just feel so alone right now. Thanks for letting me vent. i just need to keep myself from getting sick over this whole thing. I hope you are all well,
Christina

Post Edited By Moderator (MMMNAVY) : 9/9/2007 6:49:11 PM (GMT-6)


teddybearweiser
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   Posted 9/9/2007 1:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Christina,
First of all I am sending you a big hug. Sounds like you need it. I am sorry you are having problems
with the insurance you have. I wish there was something I could do for you. We are here for you
any time you need to vent.
TBW
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital
in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.
 My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
My Internest doctor has me on Lisnopril-HTCZ and Folic Acid. Diagnosed
with Osteoarthritis July 2007
 


Zanne
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   Posted 9/9/2007 1:53 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm sorry you are having a rough time right now. I know there isn't much we can do for you except be here to let you vent when you need it, so vent away. We've all had those days, weeks, months when things just seem to go wrong and all we want to do is cry, so go ahead and cry. Come here and vent all you want, we have all been there and understand. I hope things pick up for you soon, and until then, heres a big hug from me ((((((((hug))))))))
Suzanne

CD 19 years offically, 29 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Symptoms constantly but all tests show only minor ulcerations. Currently having multiple episodes of gastritis with no known cause.


Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....


randynoguts
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   Posted 9/9/2007 2:02 PM (GMT -7)   
christinaG , sorry about what your feeling. that seems awfully high price for that drug. can you call around to differant places? or does the county have a pharmacy in the county hospital. can you apply for medical coupons from the state? also too bad about the work hunt. what types of jobs are you applying for? maybe something out of your experince will at least get you some money coming in, till you can switch... our area is in the opposite situation. many jobs go unfilled for weeks or months. we just started our fair which hire over 3000 people every year they dont pay the best usually 8-10 an hour, but they always have 100's go unfilled.
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dragonfly137927
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   Posted 9/9/2007 3:53 PM (GMT -7)   
too bad asacol or its other forms are not generic, if they were it would be possible they would be on the $4 list at wal-mart or target. I just lost my job.,, after all my surgeries luckily my husband had me on his coverage as my secondary. I was in that situation befoe with my 1st marriage no health insurance so I decreased all my meds on my own. My GI would write off my appts with him at the time too. GL with finding a job, from what I understand petco and starbucks offer health insurance for part time employees.
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temp iliostomy February 2007, reversed June 2007, Ovarian cysts, migraines, allergies (incl food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (diff than true food allergies), Asthma, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia 1987
 
 


Mac_Gyver
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Total Posts : 350
   Posted 9/9/2007 5:13 PM (GMT -7)   
You may also want to go to https://www.pparx.org/Intro.php . I dpn't know your exact situation but they may be able to help.
Symptoms Of Crohn's June of '06 (21 years old 285lbs). Colonoscopy in Jan '07 no sign of Crohn's.
Surgery for a Fistula in April '07, diagnosed suggestive Crohn's in May '07. August '07 small bowel follow
through, diagnosed with Crohn's (22 years old 160lbs). On HUMIRA, Prednisone
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ChristinaG
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Date Joined Nov 2005
Total Posts : 113
   Posted 9/9/2007 5:34 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks for all the helpful tips and supportive comments. I suppose it is just one of those days. I am feeling a bit better. ANd i got on my bike to go for a ride to blow off some seam and the back tire is flat now, after i filled the front this morning. It never seems to fail, and I really am trying to find the humor in all of this.
Thanks again!! Now I am off to take a bubble bath and have a glass of wine. that should cheer me up.
Take care, Christina
"At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want." -Lao Tzu


teddybearweiser
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   Posted 9/10/2007 2:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Christina,
I hope the bubblebath and wine helped you relaxe. Remember we are always here for you.

TBW
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital
in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.
 My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
My Internest doctor has me on Lisnopril-HTCZ and Folic Acid. Diagnosed
with Osteoarthritis July 2007
 


gachrons
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   Posted 9/10/2007 4:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Christina Hoping your feeling better .I hope your parents can help you with better coverage for your meds it takes time to get to know people so hopefully you"ll get to meet someone sometimes moving causes sress in itself .Don't give up looking for work it might take some time but perhaps someone will be hiring. Money sure can be a stress factor in people's lives and I can understand your frustration .Hoping you can get some help threw the drug companies. How are things going in school for you? Hang in there and let us know how things are working out for you. lol gail

Howlyncat
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   Posted 9/10/2007 8:36 AM (GMT -7)   
How is things going today Christina??
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ChristinaG
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Date Joined Nov 2005
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   Posted 9/10/2007 12:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, things are bit better today. I called the insurance and they told me to just have the pharmacy call and file the claim. So i went to the pharmacy and talked tp them. The lady yesterday entered my info wrong ( I am on CMSP not Medical) and they are getting me a refund for yesterdays pickup and are filling the rest of the perscription tomorrow for me. So that turns things around a bit. And I called Blue Cross for a better insurance plan through my school and they will cver me and at no higher of a cost!! I couldnt believe it. So if i can just get my parents to help me put the initial cost of that down, I am golden!

Again, thanks for all the kind words, it really did make a difference in my day! I hope you are all doing well.
Christina
"At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want." -Lao Tzu


FitzyK23
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   Posted 9/10/2007 6:11 PM (GMT -7)   
I am so happy for you! That is wonderful.
25 Year old married female.  Diagnosed w/ CD 2 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD.
 
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gachrons
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   Posted 9/10/2007 6:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Me too so glad things are looking up for you lol gail

momoftwoangels
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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 222
   Posted 9/10/2007 7:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Glad that you got some good news! Hope everything works out with the insurance.
Heather
Living with Crohns for 1 year. I have a wonderful husband and two beautiful little girls.
 
One blessing that came with my Crohns: I thank God for each day that I can get out of bed and take care of my girls and my home.


Celey
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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 1284
   Posted 9/11/2007 2:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Aye... Insurance problems are a pain... *Knows all too well... I've been doing fairly well here lately... hope it stays that way...*
 
 
By the way.... a universal health care system isn't necessarily the answer to the whole problem... Countries that do have a universal health care system are kinda in a mess right now... and there have even been talks of trying to get away from it... or so I've heard...
 
 
Would be nice, though... if it could all work out....
I think I am being picked on by life, sometimes. But's that okay. Life and I are good buddies... I know life doesn't mean no harm. It just is the way it is. I can accept that.


nazeha
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 41
   Posted 9/11/2007 3:56 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't have any health insurance. I was dropped from my parents when I turned 19 in January. Unfortunatly for me, that is when I was diagnosed w/Crohns. So now that I have a pre-existing condition, I cannot get insurance from anyone. My doctors appts alone are $160, medication is so expensive...its all ridiculous.
I totally feel for you ChristinaG.
It's terrible. *HUG*
Maya
Diagnosed with CD in Jan 07 after going to different doctors for fissures or what I thought were hemmeroids. After getting a colonoscopy they found out I had Crohns. I had no idea what the hell CD was, but once I read up on it, realized I've had mild symptoms since age 12. I'm now 19.
I have mild to moderate CD, and don't have many symptoms other than my 3 fissures, stomach pain after eating, diarreah, bloating, cramping, gastritis on occasion, and then other random health issues that are caused from CD like gingivitis for example.
I'm currently on Cipro and Entocort (3mg/3xday). The Entocort has given me lots of issues. Really puffy cheeks, the inability to lose any weight while working out constantly, lots of acne, weird hair growth, and these random stretch marks on my thighs and breasts. I told my Dr. I thought I had Cushings Syndrome, which is an effect of Entocort, but she doesn't believe me.
This site is great for support.
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