Medical bills and medical supplies
Organized by: marie vanmatre
In 2005 I was diagnosed with cervical cancer. I had the required treatment of radiation, at that time I kept working and had 2 surgeries on the weekends, went in on friday had radiation device inside of me and was released on sunday. I had insurance at that time. The radiation did damage to my bladder, my colon and I still have a necrotic tissue that bleeds daily. I moved from Florida to New york. My significant others father was having health issues so er moved to be close to him. I got a job when I moved to New York however I was not employed long enough to get insurance. The radiation damage caused me to hemorrhage and lost 65% of my blood and my kidneys shut down. My right kidney is stented because It isnt working on it own. and my left kidney has hydronephrosis. Due to all the radiation damage I had to have a total pelvic exoneration which now I have a colostomy and a urostomy bags. I am on medicare and on disability. (disability is way below poverty level) I receive medical supplies every 3 months that costs approximately $3000.00. I have had 2 surgeries do to blockage. the hospital bill alone is $79,000.00. my right kidney was stented, which the stent quit working. now I have a nephrostomy tube in my back that goes to the right kidney. and that has to be replaced every 6 to 8 weeks as an outpatient surgery. which I have to have a physical every 6 to 8 weeks and other pre-op services. I have been on pain pills for the damage to my back and hip bones. I have tried to go back to work. No one will hire me. I have more doctors apts and outpatient surgeries so I would have very little time at work. and somedays I really don't move much because of the pain to my back, hips and my kidneys... And now my significant has been out of work. we are both on disability. Thank god he will go back after 12 weeks. He had a hip replacement. These next couple of months is going to be very stressful. Thank you for taking the time to read this. and god bless you.