Archive for January, 2008

In 51 days, my whole world changed

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

I am 81 years old and up till now I have been very active and healthy.

I took no medicine and did just about anything I wanted to. I still drove my truck to the store.

Then my breathing began to give me trouble. It got so bad I went and had an x-ray taken and found I had fluid built up on my lung. The hospital drew the fluid off my lung and sent me to a heart doctor.

I have congestive heart failure that caused the fluid build up.

I have kidney failure. My doctor has installed port-a-caths in my chest and my arm, for dialysis. I have to go (3) times a week now just to stay alive.

I am on oxygen now, also. I have portable oxygen tanks so when I go to dialysis I can take it with me but I am there for 3 1/2 hrs and a tank last 2 1/2 hrs so I have to take 2 with me just so I will know I can breath on the way home.

I have medicare part A and part B, but not part D. I didn't take any medicine so I didn't see the need for it. Now my life revolves around 4 pills a day and 2 breathing treatments daily plus oxygen.

I was in the hospital the last 24 days of December of the enrollment dates for part D this year.

Before I didn't need part D…I was never sick. Then I missed the cut off date because I was sick.

Boy my life has changed and it's only been 51 days since I was taking care of myself. Just goes to show…you just never know!

This is a true story.

Lester T., Olive Branch, MS

LIFE WITHOUT INSURANCE

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

I AM ON 4 DIFFERENT MEDICATIONS…ALL ARE EXPENSIVE OF COURSE..I AM LOOKING TO FIND A GOOD DISCOUNT PRESCRIPTION DISCOUNT CARD. I NEED HELP AFFORDING THESE MEDS SINCE I JUST LOST MY JOB AND I HAVE NO OTHER WAY TO GET PRESCRIPTION DRUG COVERAGE.I KNOW THIS DOSENT COVER MEDS AND GIVE A COPAY, BUT IT WILL AT LEAST GIVE ME A DISCOUNT, SO I CAN AFFORD BILLS, RENT, CAR, ETC. HOPE THIS PROGRAM WORKS

LINDSEY, SAN DIEGO, CA

I can't get my meds Griffin Ga

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

I need to get my meds and I have no coverage. People don't understand how hard it is to do with out meds. I have been trying to get my ssi going but it takes time please help me with my meds I really need my heart meds and my other meds COP meds pain meds

Debbie Wilson Griffin Ga

Prescriptions are breaking us

Monday, January 28th, 2008

Hi, my family & I have Cariten for our primary healthcare insurance but my husband was in a very tragic car accident in January 2000 that has changed his life for the worse. He has to take about 8 different meds a day. Our insurance will only pay for a a quantity of 120 and he gets more than that. So we have to pay for 1 whole prescription that is costing us 260.00 per month. It is something that my husband has to have or he would not be able to make it through the day and with having to buy it straight out of our pockets it is taking from our children. I would appreciate the any help if possible.

Sincerely,
Bridget

Bridget..Sevierville,TN

back pain

Friday, January 25th, 2008

I suffer from alot of back pain. I have degenerated discs and nerve damage. I was on medical assistance to take care of things and then I had surgery for the nerve damage and was therefore taken off of it after a set time. I was able to work only for a short time and now i find myself back in the same situation. No work and no insurance is taking it's toll on my resourses and therfore any thing that can cut the cost of medicine is a big help.

l.p.s. , pa