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   Posted 10/8/2009 11:37 PM (GMT -7)   
HI Everyone!
Well, gotta make this sorta short cause my keyboard is out and I'm useing the comp's on screen keyboard and it's very slow lol. Lot of bad stuff happening...Jayson's mom died,he got fired and his bird who he loved dearly,flew away.  Soooooo still waiting for medicaid to pay for my brain surgery and they are saying no that I basicaly have to stroke out before they will pay to have the vessel fixed,so I'm walking around with a time bomb in my head.  All the doc can say is don't get upset cause he doesn't want my blood pressure rising....nice huh? btw he's been great,really trying to get the hospital to pre approve it.  The vessel is 80 persent blocked and very dangerous.  Jay's been wondefull even with all he is dealing with.  Taking very good care of me.  I really miss you all so very much and pray for you.  I will try to write soon.  Love you guys!!!
Soft Hugs,
Mom of one gramma to 4 lover to One
Had another stroke 2/09 and it took my speach for the most part and dont know when it will coming back. Caused serious stroke symptoms on right side of body.
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   Posted 10/9/2009 3:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh Karen.....this is way too much. So sorry that you have to endure all this. Prayers for you.
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   Posted 10/9/2009 6:20 AM (GMT -7)   

Dear Karen, I have been thinking of you so much lately, hoping either you or Jay would come on and give us an update. I was really praying it would be good news!!

I am sorry to hear about your MIL's passing, that must be so hard for both of you. Then on top of that Jay losing his job, at this time in the economy. Even his little buddy flying away, that is sad. But I am so worried about you, glad the dr is trying to help, but the medicaid insurance issue is stunning.

You have been in my prayers and you will continue to be in my prayers. I just wish there was something we could do to help you right now.

I am so glad Jay is taking good care of you, that helps both of you to know you are both loved and treasured. All my best wishes are w/ both of you.

God bless.  Alice.

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   Posted 10/9/2009 6:27 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm glad you stopped by Karen. I'm sorry about Jay losing his mom, job and bird. I don't know how they can not pay for life saving surgery. confused Would the doc do it without their approval then fight over the bills later???
Good luck and I hope you get the surgery soon.
luv and hugs
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   Posted 10/9/2009 6:32 AM (GMT -7)   

So sorry, our dear friend.  I would think Medicaid would allow the surgery, not only to save your life but in the long wrong providing you with preventative care would SAVE them money in the long run...as that is always the issue.  Money.  What a sad, sad system.  I am praying for you and hope your doctors give you what you need quickly.  You are a brave woman and an inspiration for us all.



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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 10/9/2009 10:32 AM (GMT -7)   

So sad that Medicaid would fight against something so serious! I'm sorry for all the bad things happening to you & Jay. Will keep you in my prayers for better times and that you are able to get the surgery soon!

                                                   hugs,   Springfling

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   Posted 10/9/2009 11:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Karen,

I wonder if there might be some natural supplements that could help in the meantime? Specifically I am thinking of cayenne pepper (in capsules). One of the workers at my health food store told me about a customer who was scheduled for heart surgery but after taking large doses of cayenne for a couple months, he no longer needed the surgery. Cayenne is able to eat away the plaque in arteries so blood can flow properly again. I am not sure this is exactly what you are dealing with, but thought I would mention it in case it is the same thing. Maybe it is something you could ask your pharmacist about. They might have some information on this. If not this herb, there might be others you could safely take that could help. Just check with your doctor first to make sure they dont' interact with any meds. you're taking and that he thinks it would be safe for you personally to take.

Please do what you can to take care of yourself. Have Jay help you research online for some natural alternatives or whatever it is that could help. ANd hopefully your doctor or someone will be able to help soon also. Just know that you are worth every bit of effort it takes to get through this and as smoothly as possible.

sincerly, manyembers
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