Thank you all for your responses and concerns! I will address all your questions:
1. I can't get on Medicaid for the stupid reason that I have automobiles under my name and since my job pays me cash, that doesn't look or work out too well for me. Sucks!
2. The lousy surgeon, Dr.Rice at UMDNJ refuses to do the surgery which I believe is for the fact that I don't have insurance. Though I do have the chairty care and they would cover it, he keeps throwing my age in the subject of discussion which I say is a cop out. He told me had I been in my 50's and over he would have done it without any hesitations! He told me that he feels that the surgery would only complicate my current condition and I had told him that it can't get worse...I only go twice a month! He told me...at least I going! What kind of surgeon would say that?
3. I had tried to schedule an appointment at the Robert Wood Johnson Hospital, but the moron of a receptionist told me that I needed a referal from a physician within the hospital, I told her where does that make any sense? I have a referal from my GI and general physician and her reply back was that, that wasn't good enough! I feel like I am getting nowhere with any of these places and my condition is worsening!
4. I have the same symptoms as most of the people on here and just don't understand why the surgeon feels like I am not a suitable candidate? I don't know what I have to do to get these people to believe me!
I wanted to ask you Praying4healing, the surgeon that you had seen at that hospital, did you have insurance or charity care? I feel like they keep dismissing me for the fact of lack of insurance. Even if I was to get medical insurance at this point, since this is a pre-existing condition I don't think they would cover me anyway. Somebody please help me!!!!
praying4healing: Thank you for all the information that you provided and I will try calling the hospital, the GI Clinic and hopefully won't speak with the same moron again!