My husband and I are still as much in love as ever. In fact we are getting along the best we have in years. We just had our seventh anniversary and no one is itchy yet.
Unfortunately I am about to bankrupt us.
I am off to the emergency room to be a drain on society. Please still post any helpful comments for the next person.
Please excuse this diary if there are grammatical errors, I am a little uncomfortable at the moment.
You see the only time I can pee is when I am throwing up. I have a very mild case of spina bifida and it sometimes causes me to retain urine. When I had healthcare it was under control. There was an expensive medication I took to help with the retention and of course whenever I got an infection they gave me antibiotics.
The antibiotics I need are actually free at Publix but I have to pay a doctor to prescribe them. I have actually been doing well for the 14 months I haven't had insurance, as I have been meticulously careful to avoid infections and I have found Saw Palmetto works almost as the prescription medication (or at least I pretend it does).
Unfortunately the last few months have been especially challenging. I wont go into it, but it has involved me spending alot of time at the hospital and ICU with insured family members, and I wasn't able to take the care of myself I should have.
Last week I knew I had a urinary infection, since I caught it early I tried to flush it with over the counter pills and cranberry juice. This actually worked a month or so ago (Or I thought it did).
I experienced the pain I am having now once before, and by the time I got to treatment the next morning it was literally the worst pain I had ever experienced. They used a catheter to drain the urine and the pain actually went away instantly. I carried a bag for a week and went on the medicine that kept it from happening again.
I do have a wonderful doctor. He continued prescribing my flomax even after I lost insurance. But I imagine for his own protection he would order expensive lab tests in order to treat me. We may be able to afford this but it would kill us financially.
I have been such a burden on my family. Right before the recession was officially declared I left my job for a better opportunity. Unfortunately I was laid off from the job, and the one that came after, I was denied unemployment because I hadn't been on the new job long enough to qualify and I had "willingly" left my old job.
If I was not married I would qualify for medical and prescription help. However, even with my husbands pay cuts we do not qualify as a family.
So since I cannot get a divorce in the next few hours, can anyone recommend any kind of free clinic in the west palm/ lake worth area? Do you think planned parenthood would treat me?
If I go to the hospital, knowing I cannot ever afford to pay the bills, will they go after my husband? (Since we are in Florida the house is safe)