Archive for November, 2007

Death Sentence

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

I was diagnosed with MS in December 2006. It hit me like a ton of bricks. I'm now getting a lot worse because we cannot afford the meds. My meds cost $2669.32 per month. That is almost twice what me and my wife make. If something good doesn't happen real soon, I am facing a death sentence.

Galen, Diamond, MO

No SSI

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

My friend is getting less than $450 from SS and her husband was working part-time and receiving SS as well. Well, he got diagnosed with cancer and has been given 6 to 12 months to live. So, since he can no longer work, he thought he could apply for SSI. It turns out that if you are already 65 and receiving SS, there is no additional benefit provided. So, even though h was supplementing their income with his part-time job, he can no longer do this. Now they have the added expensive of chemo treatments and unfortunately, within the last to months, they have hit the gap and his wife now has shingles.
I feel awful for them and so I am scouring the web to see if there is anything that can be done for them. However, at this point I hve had no luck.
I am hoping this discount card will provide them with some benefit.
Thanks so much!
LE

Texas

Medication too expensive for a single parent

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

I am a single parent, I have recently lost my 18 month old son in a dishwasher accident and I have some medication that is too expensive for me to pay for due to the fact that I still have 2 other children to take care of. My medications are lexapro, nexium, singular, and previntal. These medications are very expensive for me. I have to take these on a regular basis.

Michelle McIntyre, Beebe Arkansas

widow

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

i was diagnosed with cancer when my youngest son had turned five and it was really bad and the day i was suppose to start treatment i decided that god had to heal me instead of medicine i believed god completely and he healed me never had a problem since and that was over 25 years ago i have been tested since and there are no signs of cancer ever being present

gail, moore haven,florida

Struggling with our System

Monday, November 26th, 2007

I became disabled in Dec. of 2005 due to Chronic Back Pain and Depression. I was literally selling collectibles to buy my pain medicines. God was looking out for me.I got my disability approval. I had income!!!! Now that is good news but like most people under 65 who are disabled have to wait 24 months to get Medicare. I cant understand why the wait?? I am disabled and I need my money for shelter food and basic survival. One prescription I have is almost $300. a month! On top of that I was just diagnosed with diabetes over a month ago. That is costing a lot more with the testing meter, testing strip, Lab work being done quarterly is another story. I pay 90$ just for the office visit. Lab not incl.
I could afford the Dr. visit if i didn't have to spend my check just on prescriptions.
Thanks you very much for your card

Sylvia S., Lenoir, N.C.