Jennifer medical Rally
Hello, My name is Jennifer. In July 2014 I was at my job when I had pressure and pain in my left arm and chest. I went to the ER to get a doctor to check me out as the pain was off the 1 to 10 scale. They did tests all night to check for signs of a heart attack. I was very scared and anxious. My husband had to get a ride to the hospital as he is visually impaired and cannot drive. I was so happy to see him as I cried. The tests showed I had something wrong with my left shoulder. I was released the next morning and saw an orthopedic surgeon. After several tests, he found several things (impingment, bursitis, arthitis, small slap tear) that lead to surgery. I have healthcare thru healthcare.gov but my job limits my hours to 25 or less. Bills from my surgery, ER, therapy, doctor visits, medication, co-pays & deductable are visit are over 25000.00. I am paying as much as we can every week in very small portions. My surgery was end of December 2014 and my 1% short term disability will not pay me for 2 more weeks. I have been posting things on ebay to catch up with the bills. We are in the red with our checking account but we communicate with the medical billers we owe.
Thank you for reading my story.