I have been fighting Ovarian Cancer since 1999. Three surgeries and 25 rounds of chemo later, I am still alive! Praise the Lord! My picture is what I looked like befor the cancer. Even though my body is infected with this disease and I am left with terrible nerve damage and other ill side affects from the chemo, I am just thankful to be alive and still ticking. I have a wonderful family that I cherish every moment I can spend with them, and I have a new grandbaby on the way that gives me hope to keep fighting this. The hard part is getting up and having to go to work everyday. I am the only breadwinner in my family. My husband is disabled. I can't just quit and go on disability, because there is no money or anyone to support me until I am approved. So everyday I struggle to continue my daily duties until I can figure out a way to save some money. I live from paycheck to paycheck like most people that are between low income and middle income. I used to have excellent health insurance, now they are socking us with $2500 deductible and out of pocket expenses before they will pay 100%. One trip to my cancer specialist and one cat skan right there is $2500. Where is someone like me supposed to get that kind of money. I barely even make enough to put food on the table and get the utility bills and rent paid.
Well my new insurance plan kicked in March 1, 2007. I only hope someone on here knows of some places or organizations of where i can get some help for the medical bills that will soon be piling up. I am worried that I won't be able to keep up with the excellent health care I was getting, and now I am worried I won't be able to continue fighting this cancer as aggressively as i was able to before the new health insurance took affect.
Hopefully someone here is feeling the same way I am and might be able to help. Even if I know there are others out there in the same boat, it might just even help me emotionally.
Thanks for listening and God Bless to all of you. I hope someone can help me with information on how I can obtain $2500 to pay for my medical costs or even have information on even furnish information about the disability process, like how long it would take, what all do i need, how do I support myself until I am approved, are there any grant monies available for this, where would I find it, etc?
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You are a brave soul !
It must be hard to go through all that you have and then on top of that to be the only breadwinner. It sounds EXAUSTING ! ! !
There are many programs that help those who have or who are struggling with the challenges of cancer.
Please try this page and scroll down to look under the cancer section.
Also , if you contact the closest ovarian cancer society near you , they might help with finances.
You probably also have heard of Gilda's Club's , but they are another very possible source of help.
I will be keeping you and your family in my prayers.
God Bless you ,
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