AlredT Posted December 31, 2021 Share Posted December 31, 2021 I've stared at this blank screen for quite awhile now... The words escape me... I guess I start from a happy moment. Thanksgiving week was one of the best family gatherings we have all shared in a long while. It was full of food, family, love, and promises to get together again for Christmas. Fast forward a week, and the next Friday my Mother-In-Law (a long distance semi driver) was in Texas heading back to Florida. She had begun to feel bad, and began coughing. Along with the cough came significant amounts of blood. Being the tough woman she is, she put her truck in drive and drove the 4oo plus miles back to Florida. She made it, safely. The following morning, after continuing to cough up blood, she went straight to the hospital. Tests, tests, and more tests-she is told there are masses in her right lung and a mass on her thyroid. From here is where things become a fog... Her health insurance was supposed to kick in on January 1, 2022-it will not. She has applied for medical charity through the hospital and has been denied(today)-it seems they base it off of her last 3 months income. Like most of us, she has bills, and she does not have every penny she earned the last tax year or even 3 months... She has, up until a week ago, been paying for testing etc. out of her own pocket and to say that has been a major expense-is the understatement of the year. Her funds have dwindled fast. They attempted to biopsy her lung last week, but there was too much blood to get a viable sample. The last thing she was told was that they would retry, if she could pay for it or if her charity kicked in. Neither of those two options, are an option. We are at a loss. I have no point of reference in this situation, and though it appears I've vented, I am reaching out for any information... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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