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  •  yeah, and a lot of patients are doing it (7+ / 0-)

    themselves.  I had read several diaries here with comments by people with ailments who are ignoring them, or, I should say, not seeking treatment for them, because they cannot afford the best treatment (i.e. they can only treat some symptoms versus underlying causes) due to financial constraints and because they don't want a pre-existing condition on their record.

    I thought they were crazy.  And now, here I sit, for months wanting to have some moles checked, but afraid that a record of these before I get a job (hopefully, very soon) with health care beefits will doom me.

    There have been other factors - waiting to get my vehicle back from my daughter for the 70 mile round trip to the one free service I do get (gyno), and was waiting for my daughter's Medicaid cancellation to be sorted out.  

    I will get my car back at Thanksgiving, and my daughter's Medicaid is set (she has chronic medical conditions), so I will schedule something for early December BUT I will ask the doctor to look at these 'off the record.'  If there is anything to them, then I will probably have to apply for Medicaid myself, though I am not sure I am eligible now that my daughter has her own case.  If I am not eligible, then I just have to wait for a job and benefits.

    "Don't Bet Against Us" - President Barack Obama

    by MRA NY on Wed Nov 11, 2009 at 04:58:51 PM PST

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    •  It's a tremendous psychological strain (4+ / 0-)
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      isn't it? Worrying about this stuff is probably as detrimental to health as actual illness.

      I hope those worrisome moles are nothing serious MRA NY.

    •  Yep, I was one of those (3+ / 0-)
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      Fabian, dconrad, MRA NY

      I put off seeing the doctor for about 9 months, despite various worrisome symptoms, because I was (a) job hunting (b) really worried about layoffs, and didn't want to end up uninsurable. Turns out I have stage 2 high blood pressure, easily treatable. Some of the scariest months of my life.

      Member, The Angry Left

      by nosleep4u on Wed Nov 11, 2009 at 06:55:54 PM PST

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