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MrsCavbar
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   Posted 3/27/2009 3:52 AM (GMT -7)   
It's one of those mornings where you know, nothing that anyone says to you is going to help. In the middle of a blizzard, which is honestly, agony. I guess one could say that the pain brings grumpiness, but that would be an understatement.
It's just one of those days that I get to thinking how it's not fair, being sick.... See in my house, if something gets done I do it, if it doesn't get done, I hear about it.
Not to mention, I have no insurance. I can't get disability unless I'm seen by a rheumatologist, but to see him I have to come up with $3500 cash, haha right. The only income we have is my husbands workman's comp check, which comes from the OMG so wonderful the sterling ethical AIG!!! Weeee
FM, costocontritis, wide spread arthritis, fibriod tumors, 2 heart attacks at 22


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Post Edited (MrsCavbar) : 3/27/2009 5:01:12 AM (GMT-6)


pattipanda
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   Posted 3/27/2009 4:03 AM (GMT -7)   

Hey Mrs. C

You're having a blizzard... where do you live?? (you don't need to name the town.. just the general area).. Are you anywhere near the big floods??

As for the hearing about things when you can't get something done... I've been there.  Its not a good thing.  But that was in a past life.. fortunately I have a wonderful husband that really understands my pain & fatigue problems (THANK GOD!!), I do my best just to keep the place picked up and my husband is a complete clean freak.. he keeps his areas really organized and tidy.  My areas are a nightmare!!  Anyway, when you have tons to get done and fibro all of those things to do are just staring you in the face and they become overwhelming... don't they?  I try to do one major task thing a week.. if it takes me 2 or 3 days to get the refidgerator cleaned out.. so be it.  I know when I'm lying on my death bed I won't say.. " I wish I would have cleaned more" or " I wish I had gotten that last thing on the to do list done".  I know that's a bit morbid but I think its realistic!!

Keep warm and I hope the snow stops soon!!!

Hugs for now..


Patti
 
Fibormyalgia, 4x Lyme Disease Survivor, Depression, Anxiety Disorder, Dyslexia, 2 Lumbar Disk Herniations, Allergies, Bi-lateral Carpal Tunnel, Psoriasis. 
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MrsCavbar
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   Posted 3/27/2009 4:27 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm in central KS, it's coming out of CO, moving eastwards, believe it's supposed to be in MO over the wkend

I try to clean at least one thing a day, or do the litter box or take garbage out, but my husband is disabled and has been in a wheelchair for the last yr and a half, and is scheduled for his 17th surgery next month, he just hasn't decided that he's going to live his life, even if it is in a wheelchair. 3 yrs ago, when our son was just 1 y/o, 68 tons of heavy weight drill pipe fell on him, causing 4 compound fractures in his left leg. He used to work on an off shore oil rig in TX.
FM, costocontritis, wide spread arthritis, fibriod tumors, 2 heart attacks at 22


Flexeril 30mg, Celexa 50mg, Despiramine 50mg, Ibuprofen 800mg Acetometaphen 500mg, Calming Sleep herbal suppliment, ActivOn topical pain relief, occassional cannibus


pattipanda
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   Posted 3/27/2009 4:43 AM (GMT -7)   

OMG..  that's terrible.  I didn't know about that.  Don't remember you're saying anything about it.  Geeez, woman, you DO have your hands full!!!!Are you involved with a church or community organization that can get you some help???  The rheumy thing sounds very expensive!!  Have you checked with the United Way in your county to see if there's anything they can do or send you in the right direction to get you some kind of help??

I'm so glad your no where near the floods.. that looks like its gonna get pretty serious.

Gentle hugs,


Patti
 
Fibormyalgia, 4x Lyme Disease Survivor, Depression, Anxiety Disorder, Dyslexia, 2 Lumbar Disk Herniations, Allergies, Bi-lateral Carpal Tunnel, Psoriasis. 
Meds = Elavil, Tramadol, Xanax, Lipitor
"Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you'll land among the stars" - author unknown


tyno3
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   Posted 3/27/2009 4:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Did your husband sue. those fat cats have tons of money. They should be made to look after your husband and you and your son, forever. Get a good lawyer.

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pattipanda
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   Posted 3/27/2009 4:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Tyno.. AGREED!!!!!  Geeez that sounds like a huge lawsuit!!!

Patti
 
Fibormyalgia, 4x Lyme Disease Survivor, Depression, Anxiety Disorder, Dyslexia, 2 Lumbar Disk Herniations, Allergies, Bi-lateral Carpal Tunnel, Psoriasis. 
Meds = Elavil, Tramadol, Xanax, Lipitor
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tyno3
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   Posted 3/27/2009 5:38 AM (GMT -7)   
For this kind of injury, lawyers in USA are falling all over themselves, will give free consultations and will take case with no money down. I was struck by a truck in a crosswalk in 2002, and I've been through it all. However, for me, in Canada, my settlement was not so great b/c there is legislation regarding personal injury lawsuits.
Hypothyroidism, Fibromyalgia, Facet Joint Syndrome, High Blood Pressure, menopause, Migraines, Chest Pain, Anxiety and Depression/BiPolar II
Synthyroid .075mg., estradiol.5 mgs., Amyltriptilene, 100mgs, bedtime, Tylenol 3 PRN (six-eight, daily), Valium 7.5mgs. daily prn. Flexeril, prn (not so helpful), Zoloft,150mgs., Zomig approx. 12 per month, prn., Meds for High Blood Pressure, vary.


MrsCavbar
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   Posted 3/27/2009 7:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, he has an atty thank god. At the time of the accident he had 12 surgeries, 10 moz later AIG refused to pay for his post op treatments, thus the recent 4 more, with the 5th on April 29th and another 8 wks after that. If not for his atty, I don't know where we'd be, they cut off his weekly checks last yr, just when I had been put on medical leave. If it wasn't for my taxes and our family, we wouldn't have survived. But this yr... there are no taxes, the last yr has been hard on our family as well. My mother is looking for a home large enough for all of us where she lives. She's been an RN for 25 yrs, so she can help with my husband after his surgeries.
My husband doesn't want to live with my mother LOL But... I do, I know that with my mother, I'll have the help that I need so that I can spend more quality time with my son. I don't want him to remember me as a woman who stayed in bed or on a heating pad, too tired to play.
Because of the Workman's comp check, and it's amount, we don't qualify for financial assistance anymore. When I was a student and working, we had food stamps, medical cards and LIEAP. My case worker has 'lost' my disability application 3 times, even after being reported to the state office. And because I'm not 'doing anything to better myself' I can't get back into those programs. But I can't work because my dr won't release me to go back to work, which because of my case status, if I get a job, with or without SRS and without a dr's release, I can be sued for fraud, cc my case worker.
I'm sorry, I know you all have problems and pains of your own, I know you don't need my added baggage. I just need some place to say these things I can't say to my family.
FM, costocontritis, wide spread arthritis, fibriod tumors, 2 heart attacks at 22


Flexeril 30mg, Celexa 50mg, Despiramine 50mg, Ibuprofen 800mg Acetometaphen 500mg, Calming Sleep herbal suppliment, ActivOn topical pain relief, occassional cannibus


Baloo
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   Posted 3/27/2009 7:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Okay, you definately need some help, and I really hope someone on here has a direction you can go. Have you talked to your doctor and told him your circumstance? Perhaps the hospital has a program you can go thru for help to get the doctors appts and things you need. I don't understand why they wouldn't accept the doctors note. I worked for Social services. Another thing is you go ahead and apply for SSI. on your own. Not full disability but temp at least till you can figure things out, and your husband should beable to apply also.
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Marlee2
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   Posted 3/27/2009 7:55 AM (GMT -7)   
That is just awful Mrs. C. Don't ever think you are burdening us with your problems, everything in our lives affect fibro. If it causes us stress it's going to cause us pain. I really hope this all works out for you and your husband.
 
Why would a rheumy need $3500 to see you???
 
luv and hugs
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MrsCavbar
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   Posted 3/27/2009 11:34 AM (GMT -7)   
As a self pay patient, and the first visit is when they schedule appts and tests, they try to get a percentage the first visit, at least here anyway
FM, costocontritis, wide spread arthritis, fibriod tumors, 2 heart attacks at 22


Flexeril 30mg, Celexa 50mg, Despiramine 50mg, Ibuprofen 800mg Acetometaphen 500mg, Calming Sleep herbal suppliment, ActivOn topical pain relief, occassional cannibus


pattipanda
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   Posted 3/27/2009 11:49 AM (GMT -7)   

I can't believe your case worker lost your paperwork three times.. GEEZ!!! Incompedence drives me crazy!!!!  (Mind you Mrs C.. it's not that I don't believe YOU.. I just can't believe there are so many numb skulls out there.. no wonder our social services are such a mess)

I don't know what direction to send you.. but I'll give it lots of thought.  I still think the United Way might be able to help in someway.  Also, if your doctor won't release you back to work.. then why hasn't he/she started you on the road to social security disability AND is your husband on SSDI or has he applied???  That would bring in somemore income and he would get medicare, so your medical bills won't be so overwhelming.

I'm glad you're mom is willing to help.. that's great!! She must be a pretty special lady.

Thats all for now.. I'll be back in touch when my brain kicks in and comes up with something wonderful. (I hope)

Take care,


Patti
 
Fibormyalgia, 4x Lyme Disease Survivor, Depression, Anxiety Disorder, Dyslexia, 2 Lumbar Disk Herniations, Allergies, Bi-lateral Carpal Tunnel, Psoriasis. 
Meds = Elavil, Tramadol, Xanax, Lipitor
"Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you'll land among the stars" - author unknown


GamJill
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   Posted 3/28/2009 7:54 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Mrs Cavbar and Welcome-

It sounds like you are doing the best that you can to cope from day to day with all that you have going on. So soft pats on the back to you! And I hope your mom finds a home soon where all of you can live and you can take care of some of these issues!

GamJill 


 
 
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