You are in my thoughts. I know there are places like Adiago Health, that do women's services low cost or free. There is also a program you can apply through welfare for that covers mammograms, pap smears and other women's services for free.
Pounds lost: 9.0
Fitness Minutes: (4,510) Posts: 12,761 2/15/10 10:57 A
I agree that there are agencies that provide or know of medical care at reduced or no cost. Our rural area has a county Health Unit that has some monies from government for mammograms free of charge and some free clinics also for those who have limited financial. Probably starting with cancer society first and asking at local social service. Good luck and I'll be praying you have a quick and good outcome. Brenda
Hi Jill. I have some other suggestions also. I would contact the oncology centers close to you because they could provide you with organizations that could provide free or minimal pay services. I would also contact your local American Cancer group. You would be surprised at the variety of services available to those who are having financial issues. I know that you are feeling scared now but being proactive at this time is vital. I have always had fibrocystic issues, but was diagnosed in May, 07 with early stage bc. I went to my doctor because I had a different kind of pain in my left breast. Thank G-d it was caught early and I am doing well. I'm not trying to alarm you, I just agree that you need to have it checked out as soon as you can. I hope that this helps you today. I know that you will be receiving more responses from this wonderful team. Take care and G-d bless, Ronni
current weight: 149.5
Fitness Minutes: (1,930) Posts: 151 2/13/10 2:41 A
Earlier this week I noticed 2 things. I have a lump on my breastbone & another in my left armpit. The one on my breastbone is really hard & itchy. The one in my armpit is pretty painful & well is kinda gross. I won't explain that since I don't want you all to get sick.
The problem I had was that my health insurance changed to a higher deductible plan. My employer has set us up with a Health Savings Account & funds it for us. We get $750 every 3 months.
Now I have used the last 2 deposits to pay for my bridge. And I won't get any more money in my account until May.
I just tried to blow it off for now because I get cysts all the time. But the more painful they became, the more nervous I got. So I texted my one friend & asked her what she knew about cancer. I told her not to call me since my daughter was in the same room as me. We texted back & forth for a bit. She said that there are free clinics that I can go to. I had never even thought about that. I actually thought they didn't exist anymore. But she will get the information from a co-worker on Monday & give it to me.
So from what I understand there will be an initial exam then the follow up will involve possible testing.
I have to say that I have become more nervous. Just by texting my friend about it makes it real. And if it's real...well...
So obviously I'm scared out of my mind. I crashed at around 10p but woke up right before 2a with a killer headache. I know why I can't sleep, just so nervous.
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