Hello, let me start off by say, I was not sure where this should go and this looked like the best place.
Hi, I'm Zhu Que, and I am in a bit of a predicament. I have a medical issue, and no way to get it taken care of really. I first found out about it maybe two years ago, but the doctor only said Hyperthyroidism, but a strange case because my pituitary gland is not releasing the hormones throughout my body.
I lost my medicaid after that, and I was doing alright on my own. At the end of September I went to the ER twice in the same week, the first on my own volition, the other because work called an ambulance cause I was having an anxiety attack from an excited heart rate.
The past couple days my throat has been swelling more, as I am typing this, I have found the hard way that eating is near impossible. Even drinking anything hurts. Swallowing in general, and taking deep breaths, sneezing, and coughing hurts. I have already almost lost my voice completely. We think it may be Grave's Disease or even Thyroid Cancer.
I have called places that are supposed to do discounts for people with no insurance and low income, but they all say they can't lower the price enough for me to be able to afford the tests and the possible surgery. I really need to find something that I can work with to get this taken care of, before the swelling worsen.
I am just looking for some help and advice. I need to find a place that will work with me on the pay, or information of some insurance that helps people in my position. I was told by one of my sisters who has financial problems that if I am sick enough, I can apply for 'disability from working', but I don't know if I qualify and if it would really help me anyway.
I don't like the idea of putting my problems out there, but I do know when to admit I need help. So any help or advice would be much appreciated. I just need something about any type of insurance, or any thing I can do about the cost of if I get the surgery.
Thank you so much,