I went without health insurance for 5 years because I couldn't afford it. Then I got married and then I got sick..... I am very lucky it was in that order or else I would be screwed....I don't even care about being an engineer anymore - I just want to be well and that's the only thing I think about anymore. Part of me thinks at least I am focused on the "important" things in life now. I guess it is all relative.
So I have to comment on this. I totally understand your comment here. I had health insurance with my parents before I got married, but I wasn't sick then. I had symptoms, but I also had family problems. My first step was to get out of the house and on my own. Once that was taken care of I had gotten engaged. Then 2 years into my marriage my UC showed up. I work in child care and my work doesn't have any insurance, so I'm thankful for being married and have such a wonderful husband who makes sure we have health insurance. I just think things fell into place just the way it should and it worked out really well.
27 year old, Married, Female.
Diagnosed with UC since March 2007
Taking Humira since of May 2007 (Currently in remission since May 2007)
Put on Imuran from May 2007 to Jan, 15 2009
Put on Canasa June 25, 2009, off Canasa on June 30th 2009.
Can't take Asacol, Allergic to Remicade, odd reactions to Canasa went backwards a bit.