I was run over by a tractor trailer and in a coma for 6 months. shortly after release from hospital i was back in for a stent implant in my heart. while in a weak condition, my breathing became very stressed. A doctor at the u of u hosp took a biopsy but screwed up by puncturing my lung and collapsing it, but no one knew. but my breathing was so bad i needed over 11 liters per, just to breath. 3 months later the collapsed lung was discovered and corrected. my breathing improved to where i only needed 6 liters per to breathe. but it left me with 2 spots of lung cancer on right lung. the nuclear medicine dept. at huntmans cancer center dropped 5 miniature nuclear bombs in my lung and burned up all the cancer. it is gone. but my lungs are still in bad shape from all the combined damages to them. i have been out of the hosp just a short time now and i am hardly getting by with normal living costs. i still need 4 liters per of oxygen, i am dead broke. I can hardly move, hardly breathe, and i am 80 yrs old. i do have a car thats broke down right now and i cannot afford to fix it. i sometimes stay at a weekly motel, but generally live in my car because i cant afford rent anywhere. i have been on medicaid for these past 3 months to cover my medical expenses, but they are going to cancel my coverage because they want me to get medicare, and medicare wont cover me because i owe them $600. from years ago, that i didnt know about. so since medicaid requires me to get medicare and i cant get it, they will cancel my coverage in 3 weeks. this makes it very hard for me cause my inhalers alone cost $750 ea. and i have 3 of them. one needs refilling every 10 days. and my oxygen will be cut off also. i have a machine for home use, but need tanks of it when not at home. without oxygen i cannot breathe, especially on days with all the smoke in the air. as you can see, i am at a desperate stage in life. i can deal with and resolve the medical crisis with not much money, but i have non. then of course there is the matter of a place to live. i am 80, but i am not dead yet. i am a pretty active person, getting out and around. i dont want to be treated like i am already dead. i think i have another 20 yrs in me. but with no money, the coming winter could kill me. i really need money very badly just to live.
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