I apologize for not seeing you right away. I've been in the hospital with yet another infection gotten as a result of the immunosuppresant action of the biologics. This time it was endocarditis, an infection of the valves in the heart.
My greatest sympathies to you. I don't really know what to suggest in terms of your insurance issues. One thing I can suggest is that if you are unable to continue working, you can look into applying for Social Security Disability....although I believe you must have been unemployed for a certain amount of time before becoming qualified for it. Also it takes a very long time to get approved and usually EVERYONE gets rejected at the first application. There are many SS lawyers who specialize in getting people approved...and they do not take any money up front but will take some of your lump sum you get at the beginnign because your payments will be retroactive from the first day you applied. (I"m assuming in all of this, that you are a USA resident.)
I totally understand your frustration. I had lost 70 pounds two years ago, myfirst year at Spark. Then I had three hip replacement surgeries and was laid up, unable to exercise. Slowly the weight crept up. Then because I have severe asthma I was put on strong doses of IV steroids which threw on an extra 30 pounds....and now I'm right back where I started.
And because my physical condition is rapidly deteriorating, exercise is and maybe always will be out of the question.
Still I'm working on getting the weight off without exercise. Certainly a bigger challenge.
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It's great to meet you, I hope we can help get you through some of the trauma of diagnosis and help point you toward resources that will be helpful.
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