So, for those who have talked to me a lot on here, you know that I have a family history of IBD and I have been bleeding with BM's for at least 3 yrs now (yes- 3 yrs, always struggling with not having insurance)!!
Well, I had another caseworker at the county assistance office look me straight in the eyes today and tell me that I'm "most likely not going to be eligible for medicaid!" She mentioned about
needing life-sustaining medication!!!?
Meanwhile, I'm bleeding out my a**, needing a wheelchair just to get around a grocery store some days, suffering with pain that is off the charts, frequent fevers, swollen glands, serious infections after infections on top of other infections, suicidal thoughts everyday because of untreated Bipolar Disorder... no quality of life whatsoever! But I STILL have to worry about
not getting any health coverage?????? All because I'm poor and can't afford Obamacare monthly??
I've had it with this system. Anyway, I wrote more in depth about
this on my fibromyalgia forum..
MY QUESTION TO THE IBD PEOPLE HERE:
What do I HAVE to do to get a colonoscopy without insurance- in the event that I don't get it!? Just go to a clinic or hospital and not pay the bills afterwards? I don't know what to do! Do clinics ever bill you *afterwards*- like send it in the mail? Does the colonoscopy (and endoscopy) need to be "ordered" by a doctor? Or can I just go somewhere and tell them that I'm bleeding when i go potty and have a lot of pain with fevers, severe fatigue, etc.?
I want to know what makes me bleed! I feel very worn-out after going to the bathroom, because I lose so much blood at times. I think I'm anemic from it too. I can take iron supplements, yes, but they don't seem to help completely because I'm only going to KEEP bleeding!