Ready to give up

RMyles
By RMyles Latest Reply 2010-03-23 08:55:08 -0500
Started 2010-02-24 10:49:12 -0600

First I want to thank those that gave me all the links, i checked em all out and signed for a few things. i did not qualify for most.i have no insuirance and no job, most of the links you need a dr name to qualify. i have no dr cuz no insurance.i have had Type 1 Diabetes for 37 yrs now. i go from extreme lows to extreme highs. my eyes are getting bad, and im having some issues with my right leg.Michigan wont help. i need a lawyer to get on Disability and of course i cannot afford it. i m just tired of not feeling good,being down, and not sleeping right.Any suggestions?


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Gabby
GabbyPA 2010-03-23 08:55:08 -0500 Report

Hey RMyles,

I just found your discussion and was wondering how you are doing? There are many ways to get treatment without insurance...I know, I am one too. If you call your local hospital and ask to speak to the charity department, they may be able to hook you up with a clinic that will take you on a sliding scale. That was a life saver for me. With you being a type 1, you really have to get your insulin. I know my clinic does special things for people who just cannot afford things. Don't give up. It took me 9 months before I was able to see a doctor, so there has to be something out there to help you.

Nancym
Nancym 2010-02-26 23:32:29 -0600 Report

Please dont give up. I can tell you that but I feel the same way as you do. I have gained so much weight lately. I have diabetes 2,high blood pressure and anxiety is another thing I deal with. I wish you the best but please dont give up. Things will get better for you. Now if I can get that through to my head.

Nancym
Nancym 2010-02-26 23:31:52 -0600 Report

Please dont give up. I can tell you that but I feel the same way as you do. I have gained so much weight lately. I have diabetes 2,high blood pressure and anxiety is another thing I deal with. I wish you the best but please dont give up. Things will get better for you. Now if I can get that through to my head.

Nancym
Nancym 2010-02-26 23:31:00 -0600 Report

Please dont give up. I can tell you that but I feel the same way as you do. I have gained so much weight lately. I have diabetes 2,high blood pressure and anxiety is another thing I deal with. I wish you the best but please dont give up. Things will get better for you. Now if I can get that through to my head.

Nancym
Nancym 2010-02-26 23:30:31 -0600 Report

Please dont give up. I can tell you that but I feel the same way as you do. I have gained so much weight lately. I have diabetes 2,high blood pressure and anxiety is another thing I deal with. I wish you the best but please dont give up. Things will get better for you. Now if I can get that through to my head.

Preacher1
Preacher1 2010-02-26 11:52:30 -0600 Report

I can do all things through Christ , who strengthens me." Phill 4:13
Don
I will keep you in my prayers, don't give up, give up prayers and ask God to pur His angels to work on your behalf. God bless and keep you.

packrat2
packrat2 2010-02-25 10:20:59 -0600 Report

Fight to your last cartridge, then fight with your bayonets no surrender. fight to the death.
Gen. Henri Guisan, Switzerland, 1940
never give up regards packrat2

rankearl
rankearl 2010-02-25 10:03:38 -0600 Report

hi i too im without insurance i go to a clinic they do get me just about everything i need i filled for disability 1 yr ago it is a long process the sooner you file the better you have to be denied once before you can consult a attorney attornies get paid out of your back pay from ss i applied for ss on line the first time go to your state gov website good luck let me know i you need anything ((HUGS)) julie

MAYS
MAYS 2010-02-25 08:41:13 -0600 Report

I have the information that I promised you, I will send it to your mailbox, I hope that it can help you.
" Mays "

veggie1962
veggie1962 2010-02-24 20:23:23 -0600 Report

Here is a link to find a federally funded health center, check it out. I know the one here in my area also is funded to dispense meds free also:

http://www.findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/

There's also a chance of finding a free health clinic in your area-one staffed by volunteer health professionals. Call your local health department-some will see adults with chronic diseases (and provide meds or partner with organizations who will) and the care is often quite good (I used to work at health dpeartments). If they don't, they would probably know of any free clinics in your area.

Deborah L
Deborah L 2010-02-24 11:30:07 -0600 Report

http://www.virtualcil.net/cils/query-iandr.ph...

First of all, find your closest city on this website and call them. Center for Independent Living is a state organized but nationally funded agency for people with disabilities. If they can't directly afford a service you need, they will locate it for you. They even offered to build me a wheelchair ramp and remodel my bathroom for wheelchair accesability for free.
Also, lawyers who specialize in disability from SSDI usually don't charge up front. They make their money from a percentage after you are approved. Make sure you get a specialty lawyer.
At minimum, get the paperwork for SSDI and send it in immediatelly if you haven't already done it. Even if you are turned down, when you appeal, your payments will be retroactive from your first day of application. Just having diabetes probably won't qualify you unless you can prove you are totally disabled from it.
Vocational Rehabilitation will pay for retraining or job placement for disabled people if you qualify. Call the nearest councelor and make an appointment.
You probably qualify for food stamps too but you have to apply.
There are agencies that will pay for all your diabetic supplies because of your income. When you get a prescription, call the manufacturer directly and ask about their programs.
As for medical help, there should be a free clinic near you. If nothing else, go to the nearest ER for medical aid and they will get you stabilized. There are hospitals that don't refuse anyone and will write off all the charges if your income qualifies.
The problem is, when we give up, we have no more options even when they are there. Alot of government agencies count on the number of people who don't follow through. There's a lot of help out there but most people don't find it. It's frustrating and time consuming. Call your nearest crisis help line if needed before you do anything drastic. Hope you can get what you need soon and please don't give up.

Crashnot
Crashnot 2010-02-24 14:06:53 -0600 Report

Wow! That needs to be printed in a permanent spot here, I know there's a steady stream of folks in the same boat and all of that is wonderfully valuable. You just have to know the questions and people to ask, and in a new situation, most of us don't.

RMyles
RMyles 2010-02-25 02:01:02 -0600 Report

alot of info. the ER here knows me, and hasnt helped at all. as for food stamps im a male so no go. here u need a part-time job to qualify for any type of help thru the welfare dept.. which makes no sence. believe me i have called hospitals, clinics, churches,groups.

Deborah L
Deborah L 2010-02-25 08:29:43 -0600 Report

Glad you are finding a little more help than before. Don't forget about the Center for Independent Living website I posted above. Their resources and help can be invaluable.

Here's a website to help you find legal aid. Also, the law requires Michigan to give you a written letter stating why you were denied food stamps. The can require you to seek employment if you are not disabled, but it's illegal to deny someone because of gender.

Michigan legal aid website:
http://www.michiganlegalaid.org/

Markus
Markus 2010-02-24 11:27:51 -0600 Report

Don't give up. I can't believe that Michigan won't help. Maybe you could move to Massachusetts or some state that has health insurance for everyone.

Susie624
Susie624 2010-02-24 11:25:27 -0600 Report

most lawyers take ss cases and only charge if they win the case for you.call some and see if you can get one.I know how it is with no insurence and I cant get disability and still a couple of years fom medicare

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