I'm new here and am happy to have found you all! I have the diagnosis of Asthma, Chronic Bronchitis and Sleep Apnea. The only med I have is an Albuterol Inhaler, which I've been using 3-4 times a day. I'm a nurse, but hurt my back and am now on disability. Since I worked full time all of my life (I'm 45 now), Social Sec. tells me that "I make too much money on Disability to be eligable for any type of medical assistance, etc...). I have no health insurance...nothing. I've only one dr. and he's not too interested since I lost my health insurance. He's aware of my complaints of shortness of breath, etc... but I can't afford any new medications, testing, etc... I can't even go to the ER like I used to when I have severe breathing attacks. My left rib area's (front and back) hurt badly for months now and I sometimes get chest pain near the left midsternal area, and am often short of breath. I'm afraid and can't get any help. I've contacted any and every type of company, Public Assistance, Prescription Assistance Programs, etc.... I've even contacted my State Senator and am told by all that I'm not eligable for ANY kind of help.
I just needed to connect with others and need support and encouragement. It's SO scarey to be without health insurance. I feel like a second rate criminal when talking to doctors/pharmacy's, etc... since I lost all health coverage.
Thanks for listening and ANY feedback would be very welcomed.