Losing ALL Medical Assistance
I never knew I had heart trouble until
I needed SIX emergency coronary bypasses
in one surgery! It happened last Halloween.
My heart stopped four times, twice in the
cath lab and twice in surgery. The huge
medical bills forced me to apply for state
assistance, which has paid a lot but not
all, yet now I am in worse trouble.
I can’t work with my heart condition, and still
must pay for 7 of my 10 daily meds (no state
help with those). Now I will lose my assistance because I will qualify to
get reduced Social
Security this fall. I will have to pay all my old
and new doctors’ bills until I qualify for Medicare.
That’s three more years away.
All this has turned my life upside down and
made it really hard even to just “get by.” I
may have to discontinue the oxygen that I
use at night and when I am short of breath, because the money just won’t be
other bills are paid.
I was independent all my life. I am the
adopted only child of an orphan. My parents
are both dead, and my son is a security
guard. I absolutely have no family in a
position to help. It is hard to ask help
from anyone, but I believe in “angels” who
step in to help us when times are worst. My
faith has saved me other times when things
seemed hopeless. If anyone sees their way
clear to help with a one-time or a small
repeating donation, I will be grateful to
them and to God for any amount at all!