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Reply #30 posted 08/09/18 6:07pm

benni

XxAxX said:

benni said:


Yes, the deductibles for reasonable monthly payments are $12,500. If I want something with a low deductible, it's almost $400 per month. (Out of pocket insurance is $600 a month with a high deductible.) They also don't cover pre-existing conditions. Once I went to the ER for this condition, and the doctor prescribed medication, it became a pre-existing condition. :-/



sorry for being nosy and no need to reply here but have you had strep infection or other viral infection lately? https://www.mayoclinic.or...c-20352539


No, no infections. Outside of the history from clots, I'm pretty healthy.

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Reply #31 posted 08/10/18 7:48am

babynoz

Make sure to get a full exam and follow up. Try not to worry about the $$. I had to learn to make myself a priority in my own life.

When I didn't have coverage I went to County and they put me on an income based payment plan. I don't care for clinics but I gotta do what I gotta do.

Best of luck.

Prince, in you I found a kindred spirit...Rest In Paradise.
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Reply #32 posted 08/10/18 9:58am

Empress

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It must be awful to endure a health care system where you have to stop, even for one second, to consider if you can afford to have things like that checked out. It's a disgrace people are put through that experience.

It certainly is a disgrace, especially in a country that claims to be the greatest country in the world. Obviously, I beg to differ, thanks to your dick of a president.

I feel terrible for Benni, but unfortunately, I don't have any suggestions, other than go to the ER and tell them you're having a heart attack. They won't turn you away and you can deal with the aftermath once you are well again.

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Reply #33 posted 08/10/18 5:35pm

XxAxX

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Empress said:

Lianachan said:

It must be awful to endure a health care system where you have to stop, even for one second, to consider if you can afford to have things like that checked out. It's a disgrace people are put through that experience.

It certainly is a disgrace, especially in a country that claims to be the greatest country in the world. Obviously, I beg to differ, thanks to your dick of a president.

I feel terrible for Benni, but unfortunately, I don't have any suggestions, other than go to the ER and tell them you're having a heart attack. They won't turn you away and you can deal with the aftermath once you are well again.

he is. indeed he is. President Obama did a great job putting together a plan that mostly worked, but tRump is effing it all up. smh

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Reply #34 posted 08/16/18 11:31pm

benni

I lost my vision in my left eye two days ago, temporarily. It lasted about 20 minutes. I've had it happen about 3 or 4 times in the past 2 to 3 months, but it only lasts for about a minute or two and I didn't associate it with it my heart or anything. The doctor thinks I'm having TIAs (mini strokes), but wants me to go to the Cardiologist on Monday, tell him about my vision, and make sure he checks my carotid artery. He said with my history of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolisms, I'm at a very high risk of having a stroke. I asked if a mini stroke could just impact your vision, and he said that it can, a clot can break lose, go the veins feeding my eye, and cause me to lose vision (partial or full - one eye), and once it works free from there, my vision returns. :-/ He's the same doctor that I saw at urgent care that wanted me to go to the ER that first time. He asked me, "So did they tell you that you were having a heart attack when you went to the ER that night?" Umm, doc, I didn't go that night, I went the next day though. eek "Brenda! I ought to spank you!" eek

[Edited 8/16/18 23:55pm]

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Reply #35 posted 08/17/18 6:27am

PennyPurple

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benni said:

I lost my vision in my left eye two days ago, temporarily. It lasted about 20 minutes. I've had it happen about 3 or 4 times in the past 2 to 3 months, but it only lasts for about a minute or two and I didn't associate it with it my heart or anything. The doctor thinks I'm having TIAs (mini strokes), but wants me to go to the Cardiologist on Monday, tell him about my vision, and make sure he checks my carotid artery. He said with my history of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolisms, I'm at a very high risk of having a stroke. I asked if a mini stroke could just impact your vision, and he said that it can, a clot can break lose, go the veins feeding my eye, and cause me to lose vision (partial or full - one eye), and once it works free from there, my vision returns. :-/ He's the same doctor that I saw at urgent care that wanted me to go to the ER that first time. He asked me, "So did they tell you that you were having a heart attack when you went to the ER that night?" Umm, doc, I didn't go that night, I went the next day though. eek "Brenda! I ought to spank you!" eek

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Oh no benni! Prayers.

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Reply #36 posted 08/17/18 10:13am

babynoz

pray

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Reply #37 posted 08/17/18 5:03pm

XxAxX

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benni said:

I lost my vision in my left eye two days ago, temporarily. It lasted about 20 minutes. I've had it happen about 3 or 4 times in the past 2 to 3 months, but it only lasts for about a minute or two and I didn't associate it with it my heart or anything. The doctor thinks I'm having TIAs (mini strokes), but wants me to go to the Cardiologist on Monday, tell him about my vision, and make sure he checks my carotid artery. He said with my history of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolisms, I'm at a very high risk of having a stroke. I asked if a mini stroke could just impact your vision, and he said that it can, a clot can break lose, go the veins feeding my eye, and cause me to lose vision (partial or full - one eye), and once it works free from there, my vision returns. :-/ He's the same doctor that I saw at urgent care that wanted me to go to the ER that first time. He asked me, "So did they tell you that you were having a heart attack when you went to the ER that night?" Umm, doc, I didn't go that night, I went the next day though. eek "Brenda! I ought to spank you!" eek

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pray

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Reply #38 posted 08/20/18 12:03pm

benni

I've gotten insurance! And at a reasonable (affordable) price. Cardiology gave me a number to call. Saw the cardiologist today, and he detected a heart murmur. Tried to schedule me for the holter monitor this week and a stress test, along with an echocardiogram and a bubble study for 9/6, but the insurance has a 30 day wait, so I had to push them off until after the insurance would pay for it.

The bubble study is to look for any holes in my heart that might have allowed a clot to move from one side of my heart to the other and caused a stroke (mini stroke). Since my BP is fine, he thinks there may be a hole. He does think I had a heart attack back in May, but we'll know more once I get the tests done. Tests are scheduled for 9/24 (holter monitor) and 9/26 - stress/echocardiogram w/ bubble study.

With the bubble study, they'll give me an IV with saline and a contrast solution and push tiny air bubbles in my veins, and that will let them see where the bubbles go, whether they move through a hole and go into the other side of my heart. It's a wait and see. He wants me trying to take it easy for awhile, because if I am having a TIA it can be a precursor to a major stroke.

But, at least I have insurance now, and I have a plan moving forward!

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Reply #39 posted 08/20/18 1:21pm

PennyPurple

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benni said:

I've gotten insurance! And at a reasonable (affordable) price. Cardiology gave me a number to call. Saw the cardiologist today, and he detected a heart murmur. Tried to schedule me for the holter monitor this week and a stress test, along with an echocardiogram and a bubble study for 9/6, but the insurance has a 30 day wait, so I had to push them off until after the insurance would pay for it.

The bubble study is to look for any holes in my heart that might have allowed a clot to move from one side of my heart to the other and caused a stroke (mini stroke). Since my BP is fine, he thinks there may be a hole. He does think I had a heart attack back in May, but we'll know more once I get the tests done. Tests are scheduled for 9/24 (holter monitor) and 9/26 - stress/echocardiogram w/ bubble study.

With the bubble study, they'll give me an IV with saline and a contrast solution and push tiny air bubbles in my veins, and that will let them see where the bubbles go, whether they move through a hole and go into the other side of my heart. It's a wait and see. He wants me trying to take it easy for awhile, because if I am having a TIA it can be a precursor to a major stroke.

But, at least I have insurance now, and I have a plan moving forward!

Yay! Good news about the insurance. Just wish your tests were sooner.

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