Obama care

Steven Community Member November 27, 2013
  • Ok so because of Obama care I lost my ins and my dr I'm now out of my meds for depression blood pressure gout sleeping apnea and sleep meds just to name a few I have no money no dr no insurance no prescriptions with no dr now I am coming off all my meds at once I feel like I'm dying I guess this is my end no hope and change for me I feel suicidal it has all come down to this the end
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  • Judy
    Health Guide
    Nov. 27, 2013

    Steven, I know you must feel pretty desperate and I hope you won't take your life.  Obamacare is not the cause of your problem - a lot of insurance policies were sub-standard and did not meet Obamacare standards, but if you don't have the money, you should be able to get new insurance for free or with very low premiums under the new system.  The other...

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    Steven, I know you must feel pretty desperate and I hope you won't take your life.  Obamacare is not the cause of your problem - a lot of insurance policies were sub-standard and did not meet Obamacare standards, but if you don't have the money, you should be able to get new insurance for free or with very low premiums under the new system.  The other thing you can do is contact your county's mental health services department and find out where you can go to get care.  It should have a sliding fee scale, meaning if you don't have any money, you don't pay anything.  What has happened is not a good thing, but it's not the end of the world.  There ARE answers, including the hospital emergency room.  I hope you can find it in yourself to make the effort to look for help where people have suggested it.  Suicide is not the answer - it's a permanent solution to a temporary situation and there's still no guarantee that you will be free of pain.  What is for certain is that the people who care about you will feel pain for the rest of their lives.

    • Steven
      Nov. 28, 2013
      Obama care is the problem because of it I lost my ins and my dr changed to a pay based sys because Obamas reimbursement rate drove him to make that change now I'm detoxing off my meds my health is getting worse ok I see your a big fan of Obama but the problems I have are a direct result of Obama care and by the way for you to say I had a sub standert plan is...
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      Obama care is the problem because of it I lost my ins and my dr changed to a pay based sys because Obamas reimbursement rate drove him to make that change now I'm detoxing off my meds my health is getting worse ok I see your a big fan of Obama but the problems I have are a direct result of Obama care and by the way for you to say I had a sub standert plan is not the case my plan was giving me all the care I needed now I have no coverage so before you tell me what I had verses what I have now you step in to my shoes and detox off all my meds I can't sleep I'm thinking on killing my self if don't have my heart meds my mood stabilizers my gout meds I have to stop all these at once o I guess with the death panels that Obama care had they may just decide I'm not worth it and put me to sleep by the way did I mention I have two autistic kids that are going trought this with my so you hang on to you fussy felling of obamas great health care sys as I try to explan to my kids why I am crying all the time
    • Judy
      Health Guide
      Nov. 28, 2013

      Any hospital is obliged to give you care, whether or not you can afford it.  If you go to an emergency room, they have to treat you.  And you didn't mention if you have social workers for your sons (I have an autistic son, as well, so I do know some of what you're talking about), but surely they must qualify for Medicaid and their social worker(s)...

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      Any hospital is obliged to give you care, whether or not you can afford it.  If you go to an emergency room, they have to treat you.  And you didn't mention if you have social workers for your sons (I have an autistic son, as well, so I do know some of what you're talking about), but surely they must qualify for Medicaid and their social worker(s) would know how to access resources for them.  What will your sons do if you kill yourself?  What will that show them?  That would not help them much, would it?  What will help is if you make some calls like people have suggested and start getting some concrete plan in place for how you're going to take care of yourself and your sons.  I don't know enough about you to make any more suggestions, like if you have a job or any source of income, or if you have difficulty asking for help.  I hope you will reach out.

    • Steven
      Nov. 28, 2013
      I guess u don't understand I do odd jobs and the money I make I pay for food and a roof over are heads but there is not money left to pay for the ins that we lost when my wife lost her job there is no way for us to afford ins on are own and the Obama care is not even working yet and the cost that they quote on the website is more than private ins you said that...
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      I guess u don't understand I do odd jobs and the money I make I pay for food and a roof over are heads but there is not money left to pay for the ins that we lost when my wife lost her job there is no way for us to afford ins on are own and the Obama care is not even working yet and the cost that they quote on the website is more than private ins you said that the ins we had was sub par but what you do not say is that all the stuff Obama has forced in to the new policy's are what is driving the cost up maternity care and all kinds of things that most never need if someone needs thing that are not included in the plan they have they can buy a plan that includes them and still leave the plans the are affordable alone with that said my dr could still prescribe my meds to me with out ins but because of Obama care he was forced to change to a few based sys 1500.00 a yr on top of what ins pays we can't afford that even if I had the money the time it takes to find a new dr and to get in to see him or her and see if they will write the same prescriptions with out doing a lot of costly testing will still take longer than the meds I have left as far as the care for my kids I have been paying for as we go it's my kids first then my wife who has rumatory arthritis she was getting infusions witch she no longer gets we pay for her pain meds just to make it bearable so now where at me I get nothing because they have to come first I have never in my life taking a handout so when you talk of all these things like just going to the hospital with no money because it's free is not true I called to see what they can do they said they will just treat life threating problems and will still send bill and if it's not payed it will go to a collection co then my credit will be destroyed but no help with my meds they are not a pharmacy I have never asked anyone to pay my bills I don't even know why I wrote on this site I was laying in bed and could not sleep worrying about all my problems I am bitter at Obama he said I could keep my dr and there would be affordable ins not true I don't want a hand out but before my wife got ins with her job we payed for are own ins it was 986.00 a month it was the biggest bill we had even more the the house payment I worked my ass off to make it work but now with Obama care it's three times as much and we just can't pull it off I have a eighth grade education so my options are limited I know that is my fault so I'm not blaming anyone but it is hard to get by with limited options with all of this on top of my depression is taking a toll on me I have 5 depression pills left it says on the bottle not to just stop taking but I have no choice I guess the ride get real now I got the feeling that you are talking down to me a bit maybe this will inform you more of what I'm going through maybe not by the way if I kill myself my wife's folk will take them in and have more resources to take care of them I don't want to have anyone or the government to pay my bills but if Obama is going to push policy's that drive up cost so we have to give up are independents what's the point I'll give a example if your on Medicare or medacade you give up all inheritance rights to your property and any money you have if you die when your still on it at that time and to all of you that make fun of my lack of writing skills I'm sorry I have offended you when ever I write on a message board there is always a group of people that feel that they need to point out that I'm a moron maybe I am but I'm not hurting you
  • Tabby
    Nov. 29, 2013

    I've read this now.. for about 2 days

     

    there are people here that have extended their compassion to you to try and assist you by offering suggestions... you've swatted them

     

    your insurance company sent a notice, at least, 30 days in advance that they were discontinuing their plan with you... you had notice

     

    in those 30 days... you could've...

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    I've read this now.. for about 2 days

     

    there are people here that have extended their compassion to you to try and assist you by offering suggestions... you've swatted them

     

    your insurance company sent a notice, at least, 30 days in advance that they were discontinuing their plan with you... you had notice

     

    in those 30 days... you could've asked doc to write out 30 days or longer scripts... you could've asked doc to provide samples of the meds, if any.... you could've asked doc to switch the scripts to cheaper and/or older alternatives, that would cost around $4-$16 a fill from most nationally spread drug chains

     

    you could've went down to your social service agency dept. and applied for Medicaid... you could've asked doc or health dept. to assist in applying for pharmaceutical company assistance (you know, either to receive scripts for free or at a greatly reduced cost)

     

    your wife lost her insurance when she lost her job... you do odd jobs and had supposedly wonderful insurance... then the insurance dropped you and you are sitting there mad at Obama for making you go into an exchange to get insurance but at a much higher premium for services you don't want

     

    in losing your beloved insurance plan... you lost coverage to your docs and your meds... you are angry, got it

     

    okay... so, insurance did not tell you that you couldn't go to your docs and insurance didn't tell you that you couldn't buy your meds... insurance told you that they wouldn't help you pay for them

     

    your doc will see you, if you pay his fee out of pocket

    your meds can be filled and distributed to you, if you pay the fee out of pocket

     

    Obamacare (which btw, I'm not a supporter) nor your insurance company... keeps you from seeing your current doc or buying your meds...

     

    I get you are very low on financial funds.. millions of people are in your boat with you (I, being one of them)... but the only person that is keeping you from your doc and your meds...

     

    IS YOU

     

    You have chosen to go "cold turkey" off all your meds

    You have chosen to not pay for any of your meds

    You have chosen to not seek assistance from any agency, program, or person to help you pay for your doctor and your meds

     

    I get you are mad and I get that you are angry and I get that you feel that you've been cornered and that you are overwhelmed... I get that you likely feel every bit of support has been yanked out from under you

     

    but it's because you sense a lack of control that you actually do have...

     

    you can choose to accept things as they are and try to find other avenues of assistance to help you meet what it is that needs to be met...

     

    if you or your wife worked and/or work and pay any $ into taxes... you've paid for any assistance you may be able to qualify for... it's not a handout, when you've paid into the system yourself

     

    as far as being angry that those who have no income get the assistance from the Obamacare subsidies... perhaps... but that tells that YOU have financial means that could possibly pay for those services, you just don't feel able to re-route your bill paying or to do without something else... to pay for the needed

     

     

    Steven... rather than feel the world has fell upon you... stand up and brush off the dirt and hurt and anger and re-focus it to something far more positive

     

    your children need you and your spouse needs you and if she is out of a job with 2 autistic children in tow... they really really do need you

     

    and swallow your self-serving pride and go down to your local agencies and apply for those handouts you refuse to even consider.... it's not a handout for someone that paid out

     

    go to your church, if you are a member of any or even if you've never set foot through the doorway of any, and tell your need and ask for assistance

     

    go to your family, if you have any, and tell your need and ask for assistance

     

    there are hospitals, there are community health departments, there are local community mental health departments... those places where folks who have no money or means go to

     

    there are avenues of assistance for you and your family... you just may have to search them out...

    and I went from a steller credit rating to nearly none and I get that you don't want to tarnish your credit... but Sug, it's just a number... it's not WHO you are

     

    you are not a failure if you reach out for help...

     

    but you have to choose to...

    • Steven
      Nov. 29, 2013
      You have some nerve if you took time to read in a time line what I said you would know that the first thing that happened was I lost my dr because the repayment plan under Obama care was so low he has taken his practice to a few based sys where you have to pay $1500,00 per family member to join I can't afford that there in no shuffling money around to pay for...
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      You have some nerve if you took time to read in a time line what I said you would know that the first thing that happened was I lost my dr because the repayment plan under Obama care was so low he has taken his practice to a few based sys where you have to pay $1500,00 per family member to join I can't afford that there in no shuffling money around to pay for that the only bills that I have that are that high is my house payment and we have to have a place to live 2 right after that change in my dr practice we lost our ins I can not find a dr that is taking new patience and or can get me in before my meds run out so I have tried to solve this something are not in my control 3 I have two kids with autism and need special care I was able to get some assistance for then but me and my wife which has rumatory arthritis we do not qualify it just so happend when all this happened I we did not have a lot of meds left at that time 4 we live on the edge now there is not money to shift around o and I did mention my wife lose her job too so we have else money to work with now 4 the drug company's will help some people if you have a prescription witch I lo longer have any help from the drug company's has to come after a prescription is received from a dr 5 I have been treated for depression in the past at one of the therapy meetings we talked about how unhelpful it is for people to suggest that all people with depression just need to pull are boots up higher like to guilt them in thinking the are weak and just need to grow a pair will solve all that persons problems 6 so please before you tell me I'm the problem and it's all my fault get yourself some info about what you saying before you give advice you don't think I lay in bed at night because I'm worried about my family I go in to my kids rooms as they sleep and just feel helpless that I have got to a point that my family's health is in question no one feel worse than I do so as you take time on thanksgiving to tell me that it's all my fault maybe you should think of offering a kind word and not take time on thanksgiving to trash someone that is going through a tough time like my family is I have worked all my life doing hard labor jobs because I don't have a education I know that's my fault and I did not mention that I also have autism and ADHD wether you like it or not a lot of what I'm going trough is a direct result of Obama care policy's so although you may feel it right for you to bash me I hope life treats you good and have a merry Christmas I will think of you on Christmas morning when my kids open gifts that we spent food money or utility bill money for but you know what they will not know and we will enjoy seeing the smiles on there faces even if it means I have more worry about how I pay the bill thank you and merry Christmas
    • Tabby
      Nov. 29, 2013

      Again... Steven

       

      you have to choose

       

      there are so many other people in far worst shape than you are in and yes, there are far more people in better shape

       

      but you have to try to keep things in perspective

       

      you have a spouse that loves you, you have children that love you... you do have a roof

       

      you were fortunate - way moreso than...

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      Again... Steven

       

      you have to choose

       

      there are so many other people in far worst shape than you are in and yes, there are far more people in better shape

       

      but you have to try to keep things in perspective

       

      you have a spouse that loves you, you have children that love you... you do have a roof

       

      you were fortunate - way moreso than so many - to have had good insurance for so long, you don't live under a underpass - in a homeless shelter - eating 1 meal a day and it not entirely fulfilling or watching your children hungry and shivering

       

      you are not widowed with 2 autistic children to raise and care for all alone

       

      YOU came to this site and you posted... what did you expect when you posted? 

      Seriously, dude... what did you expect? 

      What is it that you wanted?

       

      Sympathy?  well, Judy and Of 2 Minds and Marishka tried...

      Empathy?  you got it from all of us

      Suggestions for help?  you got that also  

       

      folks have offered suggestions... you don't like the suggestions

       

       

    • Steven
      Nov. 29, 2013
      Why are you hatingon me I see what you think of me I'm not crying about that I found this website one night I way up worrying about making everything work for my family and just needed to get something's off my chest I guess I found the wrong site I'm sorry to all the people that I have offended I will not post any more on this site ps in the therapy that I...
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      Why are you hatingon me I see what you think of me I'm not crying about that I found this website one night I way up worrying about making everything work for my family and just needed to get something's off my chest I guess I found the wrong site I'm sorry to all the people that I have offended I will not post any more on this site ps in the therapy that I have had for depression they told the group that it's not helpful to minimize your problems be saying someone has it worse they said you problems are real and you need to not minimize them because they are real to you and your family
    • Steven
      Nov. 29, 2013
      I and I was not fortunate I have worked my ass off I labor cut grass dig plant seed tree work all hard for me to do I'm going in to my fifty's and I has taken its toll on my body what you keep failing to understand is I want to be able to pay my own way but with prices going up 300% I can't afford it I'm priced out of the ins market one would think that people...
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      I and I was not fortunate I have worked my ass off I labor cut grass dig plant seed tree work all hard for me to do I'm going in to my fifty's and I has taken its toll on my body what you keep failing to understand is I want to be able to pay my own way but with prices going up 300% I can't afford it I'm priced out of the ins market one would think that people would not bash me for wanting to pay my way that's all I want is my dr and ins back both things Obama care has taken from me
    • Marishka
      Nov. 29, 2013

      there are ways around it I think. 

       

      Check into the drug programs I mentioned.  And signing up at a local hospital where all appointments, drugs, tests, even MRI's and lab work is very low cost or free depending on your income.  I had it for a year and need to sign up again.

       

      You can see specialists of all kinds for almost nothing. ...

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      there are ways around it I think. 

       

      Check into the drug programs I mentioned.  And signing up at a local hospital where all appointments, drugs, tests, even MRI's and lab work is very low cost or free depending on your income.  I had it for a year and need to sign up again.

       

      You can see specialists of all kinds for almost nothing.  Look online in your community under low cost hospital clinics. 

       

      Mine included dental and I had some fillings done.  I need to get some tests done, so I need to reapply here in my city.

       

      Take it easy on yourself, just don't beat yourself up, be kind to yourself in what you say to yourself  ...

       

      stay positive, you have already done a lot in your life and have cared for your family very well, and can get through this too.

    • Tabby
      Nov. 29, 2013

      I haven't had a bit of insurance since December 2011, until just this month.

      I do not see a doctor on a regular basis.  I do not take meds, on a regular basis.  I haven't the financial means.

       

      I have a seizure disorder, high blood pressure, a heart murmur, migraines from time to time, arthritis in my foot, part of my large intestine was removed...

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      I haven't had a bit of insurance since December 2011, until just this month.

      I do not see a doctor on a regular basis.  I do not take meds, on a regular basis.  I haven't the financial means.

       

      I have a seizure disorder, high blood pressure, a heart murmur, migraines from time to time, arthritis in my foot, part of my large intestine was removed and I have issues with digestion, and I have Bipolar that is mildly treated with low dose of Lithium along with PTSD and Generalized Anxiety.

       

      I have no Medicaid because I do not qualify, I work now (was unemployed for a while).  I just NOW got insurance, but I have a pre-existing condition (actually several) and so, the insurance that I pay for through payroll doesn't cover ANY of my situations.. it's all out of pocket.

       

      My daughter IS on Medicaid and it pays for not only her therapist, her pediatrician, and her eye doctor (she has a lazy eye that is severe to the point she can't see out that eye)... and her meds.  It even paid for the ER visit I had to take her to just the other night, due to her throat swelling up (she's okay now).

       

      If I have an emergency... I financially, cannot feasibly go less it truly life or death.  If I must, I WILL apply for their Charity Program.  We've been on it before and if I have to, I'll be on it again. 

       

      We had food stamps, this summer while I was unemployed, so that we could buy groceries to feed us both.  In that I had no income coming in due to a near year's unemployment last year... I depended heavily on those Food Stamps to feed us while I hunted for yet, another, job.

       

      I used to be like you... wouldn't dare harken a doorstep to seek assistance from a soul... but that changed when it was just me and my daughter and she needed help and to be raised and to be fed.

       

      I've paid into the system since I was 15... that's been roughly 31 years now.  I have no issues with going and seeking help, where ever I can find it, from what ever agency I can find it from... if it means keeping a roof over our heads, food on the table, lunch at school, the docs and meds for my daughter to be healthy.

       

      Pride gets in the way of receiving help offered or available and when it does, someone other than the one who is prideful... gets hurt.

       

      I get that you want to pay your way... your angry because you feel jacked up by the system... and you are worried and concerned for your family

       

      I do get it... seriously, I do.  It may not seem that way, but I do.

       

      Yet... I try to realize that I'm not as bad off as many I've come to know of over the last 10 years who are truly homeless, hungry, and not receiving much if any basic medical care - even when they seek it.

       

      I'm not as bad off as some who have cancer but no insurance or the insurance is so pathetic that they have to sell their home, move in with family, just to pay the bills to pay the chemo treatments for their 1 year old daughter (my sister and her husband had to do this, for my niece, years back).

       

      Really... there are those in much worse situations, than I am and I do try - though I fail often... to be thankful for what I do have today, at this moment, and keep it all in perspective.

       

      I am, at this moment, possibly looking at not having a job come Christmas - though I just got this job last month.  The manager keeps talking of how I do not seem to fit her mold, though I'm working as hard as I can to keep the job.

       

      If I lose it... I lose the only insurance I do have-though it pays nothing in benefits due to the preexisting, the only income I do receive, and I may lose the only home I have managed to keep that is in much needed repair.

       

      i do get it Steven... really, I do.

    • carolindigo
      Nov. 30, 2013

      Steven, have you considered looking for another doctor?

    • Steven
      Nov. 29, 2013
      I an by the way if it makes you feel Any better I'd ask my folks for help but my dad had a stroke and has spent most of the last six months in the hospital and my mom lost her job and home and is living in a hotel I have been trying to help them the last thing I am going to do is ask them from there bed side for some of there money that they need to live on...
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      I an by the way if it makes you feel Any better I'd ask my folks for help but my dad had a stroke and has spent most of the last six months in the hospital and my mom lost her job and home and is living in a hotel I have been trying to help them the last thing I am going to do is ask them from there bed side for some of there money that they need to live on
  • Marishka
    Nov. 28, 2013

    Hi Steven,

     

    I hope you feel some better today.  I find that if I get to my wits end, it is time to stop.  Relax.  Take a step back.  Take a nap. Go up the mountain.

     

    Solutions will come to the problems when we relax I think and take a step back.  Somehow, get out of your head for a while and let the solutions come.

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    Hi Steven,

     

    I hope you feel some better today.  I find that if I get to my wits end, it is time to stop.  Relax.  Take a step back.  Take a nap. Go up the mountain.

     

    Solutions will come to the problems when we relax I think and take a step back.  Somehow, get out of your head for a while and let the solutions come.

     

    You are blessed with a wife and two children.  You can figure out solutions to the issues you are talking about, many on here have...slowly...or are in the process..

     

    I hope you give a hotline a try. I use that a lot when I begin to feel at my wits end. 

     

    They did say that people who are low income, would get most of their insurance premiums paid on the Obamacare program as I understand?  I have tried the site and could not access it, but I guess it is having problems temporarily.

     

    Hang in there, there are solutions to each issue.  You could take a short excursion with your family and brainstorm which issue is most important.  What is the first step towards solving it etc.  This helps me when I pile all of them up in my mind.

     

    You can only do one at a time.  But you can tackle the most important and then the next.  Slowly.  But not all at once.

     

    Break the first down into managable steps.

     

    I think many people on here have taught me these coping strategies. 

     

    Don't give up, you have many people who love you and answers will come as hard as it is.

     

    One way I have found to change a negative spiral of thinking is to get out a piece of paper and begin to write a list of all you are grateful for.  It just helps to feel more positive.  I would imagine- your children, your wife, food to eat, you can breathe, see, hear, walk, talk, read, write, probably hot water?, the trees, birds, things you enjoy, any pets you have?

     

    just some strategies and ideas that I have learned for myself...

    • Marishka
      Nov. 28, 2013

      Target and Cosco have some drugs for $5. I get mine at Walgreens.  With a $20 for the year Walgreens card, they seem to be about $10 each.

       

      You can write to the drug company Pfizer and they can send them to you for free often.  Just suggestions.

       

      I signed up with a local hospital here that covered all things including doctor visits, meds,...

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      Target and Cosco have some drugs for $5. I get mine at Walgreens.  With a $20 for the year Walgreens card, they seem to be about $10 each.

       

      You can write to the drug company Pfizer and they can send them to you for free often.  Just suggestions.

       

      I signed up with a local hospital here that covered all things including doctor visits, meds, tests etc. for very low cost or free.   I had to bring in proof of income, a utility bill and that was all.  There are many such clinics.

    • Steven
      Nov. 28, 2013
      Thanks for the info I guess I'm just overwhelmed with the thought of not having my meds I'm sorry I know Obama sold this health care thing as a good thing but it was all lies you have to make no money to get help everything I have read it is not working for anyone that is not totally out if work my cost on the website is three time what I was paying there is...
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      Thanks for the info I guess I'm just overwhelmed with the thought of not having my meds I'm sorry I know Obama sold this health care thing as a good thing but it was all lies you have to make no money to get help everything I have read it is not working for anyone that is not totally out if work my cost on the website is three time what I was paying there is no way I can afford it I can't sleep thinking for the first time in my life I can't get any coverage because Obama care has made all policy's have a lot of stuff most don't need my old policy was a great plan we had it for ten yrs all the folks on this site say to just go to hospital because it's free but that is not true they will bill and if you don't pay your credit will be ruined all I want is to pay for my own ins at a reasonable price but I can't do that I don't want a handout I am running out of my meds at this point I have no options I know you are not suppose to go off antidepressant cold turkey but I just have five days of meds it's probably not good to detox off all my meds at once but I have no choice even if I can't get a new dr to give a prescriptions all the dr I have called say it will take a month or more to get in and will have to get rescreened for all my meds I feel like I have let my family down and I am powerless to change it all of this is because of what Obama care has done to me and my family I'm sure there will be winners but I think a hell of a lot more will lose like my family but I guess that is what the democrats like to do is take from one group and give to somone else my family's wellbeing is in real trouble and I'm going to have a hard time living with my self for letting this happen I hope I make it trough it
    • Marishka
      Nov. 29, 2013

      Hi Steven,

       

      you can get through it.  One tiny step at a time.  You are obviously a caring father and husband to take care of your family.  Be gentle on yourself, that is a lot of responsibility.  Ask your wife, maybe she and you can come up with some solutions together.

       

      I know someone who on her own got off morphine and vicodine,...

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      Hi Steven,

       

      you can get through it.  One tiny step at a time.  You are obviously a caring father and husband to take care of your family.  Be gentle on yourself, that is a lot of responsibility.  Ask your wife, maybe she and you can come up with some solutions together.

       

      I know someone who on her own got off morphine and vicodine, with the help of medical marijuana.  She just stopped cold turkey.  Some meds are not as bad.

       

      You will find a way to get your meds. Just stay calm and carry on is one saying I like.  God can work around Obamacare is what my friend would say.  Pray for some answers  and break it down.  Take care of yourself and little by little things will fall into place I have found.  Tackle one at a time.

       

      I need to take my own advice.  Once we get overwhelmed and all gets piled up in fear, it is hard to think clearly. 

       

      Keep trying.  You obviously have done very well in taking care of your family- a home, food, love, you are doing a good job.  Give yourself credit for all you have done and continue to do. They love you and need you and appreciate you I am sure.  Let them help too, ask them, all together, working on things, sometimes can be helpful.

       

       

       

       

  • Of-Two-Minds about it
    Nov. 27, 2013

    Do not hesitate to go to your nearest emegency room when your physical and mental symptoms become more than you are able to handle. Be sure to take a list of the medications and dosages you have been on and the dates of the last time you took them.

     

    I am sorry you are going through such a rough time. Do you have family and friends who can offer support,...

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    Do not hesitate to go to your nearest emegency room when your physical and mental symptoms become more than you are able to handle. Be sure to take a list of the medications and dosages you have been on and the dates of the last time you took them.

     

    I am sorry you are going through such a rough time. Do you have family and friends who can offer support, resources and encouragement at this time?

     

    Did you lose your individual coverage or was it coverage through your job?

     

    Do you qualify for medicaid through your state?

     

    Look around and find out what options there are for you in the short term and in the long run.

     

    Keep us posted. We care.

     

    • Steven
      Nov. 27, 2013
      I don't think there I'd anything left for me I'm done I hope people will fight this rich versus pool I'm pool and white so I'm the loser I will most LIkely take my life I have nouthing left stevenpbuehler@sbcglobal.net
    • Marishka
      Nov. 27, 2013

      Hi Steven,

       

      I know it is very hard.  But there are people who love you and who would feel very sad if you are not here.  It took me a long time to grasp this.

       

      Call 1 800 309 2131.  Just talk.  They can help. 

       

      I call that number sometimes three to five times a day!  They know me there.

       

      Just remember that...

      RHMLucky777

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      Hi Steven,

       

      I know it is very hard.  But there are people who love you and who would feel very sad if you are not here.  It took me a long time to grasp this.

       

      Call 1 800 309 2131.  Just talk.  They can help. 

       

      I call that number sometimes three to five times a day!  They know me there.

       

      Just remember that you are valuable and wonderful and you just need to hang on, reach out like you are here and keep doing it.

       

      This is a tough time of year for many people.  For me too.

       

      You are worthy of help, love and getting better.  It takes work, each day, but you can do it.

       

      Do one nice thing for yourself tomorrow.

       

      Things will get better but it takes time.

       

       

      Marishka