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Response to FarPoint (Reply #24)

Mon Jan 2, 2012, 10:50 PM

41. It isn't so much the cost of the drugs, although when you have a raft of prescriptions as I do

or should, anyway, it can quickly snow you under. It's more the monthly doctor visit, coupled with the blood tests that are required. Each of these by themselves I might be able to swing, but put all together, no way. To be fair and open, I should admit to a raft of other health problems- pancreatitis, high cholesterol, impaired lung capacity, bum knee, etc. I am currently unemployed and am limited by these problems as to what I would be capable of doing. No unemployment, and everything else I've applied for, except for food stamps, I am ineligible for various reasons. There is a free clinic in the area, but they are not set up for chronic problems, and have had to turn people away because of lack of funding. Anyway, I don't feel right competing with children, pregnant women, etc. for limited resources.

Having explained (though there is much I didn't say), I have to add that, for the moment I'm OK. I'm not homeless, thanks to friends;
I'm controlling my diet as best I can on limited resources; and I'm still searching for a way back into the ranks of the wage earners.
I'll survive. And thank you for your kind thoughts.

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