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asleep at mal 9/09
alumiere
medical - thank you 
8/4/09 7:19
asleep at mal 9/09
hi all...

just wanted to say thank you to everyone who's donated or spread the link thus far; i was able to pay my cobra for august/september and order a few of the most important medication refills today which is a huge relief

i'm still hoping this will continue to spread and people will continue to repost my donation request for medical expenses anywhere and everywhere

a quick summary - between fibromyalgia, hashimoto's thyroid and chronic fatigue my medical bills are extreme (out of pocket for 2008 was $7500; insurance paid almost nothing - i'm fighting them)

my condition is worsening - memory issues and mind blanks occur too often, and more-so when i'm stressed it seems; numbness has spread from right hip only to both arms and legs (i keep burning/cutting myself and not noticing when i cook; i'm not even going near any sewing projects, etc - which would allow me to earn at least a little bit of money); and fatigue has me sleeping way too much - 12 to 16 hours per day

i lost my job (it was relocated) in mid-may and have been unemployed since, only thus far unemployment hasn't paid me a cent, so my savings cushion which i had built up knowing my job was ending has been completely drained (i did get a response yesterday finally and faxed off all my paystubs and w2s after speaking with the auditor handling my case so i'm hopeful that i'll start getting checks sometime this month)

but i still need help - even w/ unemployment checks i won't be able to cover the huge out of pocket medical expenses, so i am asking for donations

if you can donate, great - even the price of a coffee adds up when a lot of people contribute that much; if not, can you please repost this link (http://alumiere.livejournal.com/324901.html) anywhere and everywhere?








and again, my thanks - the support i've gotten so far has helped, and i now have some hope that i'll make it through this year after all

my original post is here: http://alumiere.livejournal.com/323900.html

the donors page is here (please let me know if you'd like to be added and what to add to the list): http://alumiere.livejournal.com/324180.html

and if you want more information on my condition click the tag at the bottom of this post titled medical - i've opened up a lot of older posts concerning my condition and treatment

8/6/09 ETA: follow up post here - http://alumiere.livejournal.com/325186.html
Comments 
8/4/09 16:31 (UTC) - Other sources of help
Social security has a disability benefit that you can claim. You may qualify at this point. And there's always medicare/medicaid.
8/4/09 16:34 (UTC) - Re: Other sources of help
i know - working on the ssdi benefits, etc - but that one i've been told takes time - i am also applying for food stamps as i should be eligible for those right away
8/7/09 23:15 (UTC)
My second paycheck of the month comes out on the 22nd. After I pay bills I see what I can add to the donations. So sorry you are going through this, you were missed at Pennsic.
8/8/09 12:41 (UTC)
hope you had a good pennsic!

as for all of this, i wish i wasn't struggling this much (and i hate asking for help) but last week i felt like i didn't have any choice; things seem better today
8/11/09 17:26 (UTC) - Posted to my twitter ...
... which should propagate on to my Facebook.

I've got my fingers crossed for you. And I'm angry you live in a system that seems hell bent on harming you and not helping instead.