Im a 31 year old mother. Ive got no job or insurance. I had to quit working last year due to heat stroke and kidney problems. Ive had repeated kidney infections(6-8) a year for 13 years now. I recently visited the ER yet again. My CT scan results shiw a small atrophic left kidney an enlarged right kidneyand the iliac artey has calcification. Also an enlarged liver and a fat containing umbilical hernia. Im 6/7 165 lbs and Im also hypoglycemic. My diet is very strict I survive on salad and fresh fruit and sugar free oatmeal. The cbc results are as follows monocytes 4.5 blood ure nitrogen 18 cholesterol 265 hdl cholesterol 39 ldl cholesterol 195 ldh 171 ggtp 62 iron 48 coronary risk ratio 6.5. I have never had a Dr be willing to put me on medication. Ive been told a million times to see a kidney specialist and a cardiologist but cant get one to see me without insurance. Not sure what to do. Im very sick and cant get anyone to help. Ive even had a dr tell me he wont diagnose me with kidney disease until I get insurance so I got insurance and they denied coverage before he even diagnosed me. I then had to quit working due to illness. Now Ive got no job and no insurance and no help. What do all these results mean? Whats the next step? Who will help me?
You may qualify for Medicaid - social assistance medical care (I am in Canada so I don't know what the terminology is - sorry - I think that is what it is called in the US) it also provides finacial assistance at a higher rate than welfare too if I remember correctly. It is worth checking into.
It is a crying shame the US doesn't have public health care. I believe health care is a right, not a priviledge. My heart really goes out to you.
I would look into medicaid if you are no longer working you should qualify for medicaid and they will cover pre existing immediately (theres no exclusion period at all) contact your health department and get an application asap!
I agree with the others, check into MediCaid. While you get approved, you might also try a county hospital. Most county hospitals base their fees on a sliding scale based on your income.
I have a question for you.... You mentioned you're "hypoglycemic" yet you only eat "salad and fresh fruit and sugar free oatmeal" ?
Did you possibly mean "hyperglycemic" or diabetic?
For hypoglycemia you need to constantly EAT to avoid sudden drops in blood sugar.
Thank you for your suggestions.I do not qualify for adult medicaid. The income limit for a family of 3 is $200 a month. My child support is more than that. So thats out. Now the social security disability Im working on. Still waiting to hear back from the Hope Clinic. Its a medical clinic that charges on a sliding scale. Hoping I get in for free...Canada is looking more and more apealing....
Im hypoglycemic yes that means I have low blood sugar...but there are many foods that raise sugar too fast then my insulin drives it down very low. So that diet is lots of protein, and slow burning carbs. The problem is that lots of protein is not great for my kidney and heart and neither are carbs....Since my bloodwork came back with low iron Im trying to correct that in my diet. I try not to eat animal based products because they are high in fat and cholesterol. It really limits what I can eat. I cant afford another heart attack....Thanks to everyone for your advice. I really appreciate any advice I can get.
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