Well, the reason I'm waiting for the government, is that I live in Canada, and my only coverage right now is thru Ontario Disability. If I were to pick up the tab, it would easily be over 20,000.00 a year, which I clearly could never afford. It's my Rheumy that wants me on the Remicade, he says there is nothing but that that he can do for me. My Gastro doc says he would go along with supporting that decision, although my Crohn's is not bad enough to warrant taking it just for that.
I am going to see my family doc tomorrow morning, gonna give a urine sample, just to rule out the possibility of a kidney or bladder infection. I am hoping that he can give me something for at least temporary relief of this, it's killing me being in this much pain, honestly, I think I'd rather give birth.
So, this patient advocate person is gathering all my medical info for me ( doc's reports, test results, meds tried and failed) and presenting them to the government in hopes they will cover the cost for me.
I almost wish there was something along the lines of an epidural you could give yourself at home, just so I don't have to feel this anymore. It's scaring me how close to thinking awful things I am, I have never been this close to just giving up entirely.....