Help Us w/ Debt Incurred from Medical Expenses
Organized by: Tracy Pohl
I had chronic pain for over 4 years before I was permitted to have a cervical fusion performed. This has left me in chronic pain from nerve damage. Prior to the fusion the doctors had me doing every procedure under the sun which left us financially devastated. We were forces to use credit cards to pay bills, buy groceries, etc. The minimum payments on the credit cards are through the roof. Prior to the surgery I was instructed to do the following procedures: physical therapy, acupuncture, epidural injections, massage, muscle scraping, chiropractic adjustments, MRI's, and x-rays. Then the cost of the fusion itself. The surgeon told me that I would be back to see him in 10 years because the fusion would cause the discs above the fusion to bulge and leave me with no choice but another fusion. I continue to work and take care of my two children. It is extremely hard when you have pain continuously. I can't go back to the doctor to have the second surgery because we just simply can't afford it. I am unable to get a second job. My prescription alone are expensive and with the new health care laws I am concerned the expense is going to be impossible for us to pay. We simply need help! Stress and anxiety just increases the pain intensity because the muscles tighten and pull on the vertebrata. I hope someone will help us, anyone - PLEASE.