Should I continue my treatment?

I am a dialysis patient and my medical bills are getting too much. Medications alone cost me a few hundred dollars a month plus the medical expenses. This drains me out like crazy and I feel like I am nothing but a burden to my family, financially and emotionally. This affects my whole family. It feels like I am getting worse. It takes between 7-10 years to get a kidney transplant. Should I just stop the treatments and live my life the best I can and go on from there? Without treatments, there is no telling how long I will last from days to perhaps a month. What to do?

  1. LuvzPinK, 05 May, 2010

    I know alllllll about going damn near broke paying for medications just to survive. PLEASE don’t give up! Believe me the people that love you wouldn’t want you to give up either. They don’t think of you as a burden believe me. Have you ever tried to apply for Medicaid? Or SSI/Disability? Thats what i’m on. It don’t pay for everything i need but it pays for MOST and thats better then nothing in my opinion. Good Luck to you.

  2. allamericanred2, 05 May, 2010

    hmmm your family would prefer to be broke with you alive thant you dead and an extra 1000 a month in the bank.

    Please get some professianl help you are talking about suicied here.

  3. javadic, 05 May, 2010

    Apply for medicare and medicaid

  4. Jewelz, 05 May, 2010

    Do what ever you could to stay alive…..we only have one life

  5. wwwiley2, 05 May, 2010

    How old are you? Has anyone in your family been tested as a donor? They can live with just 1 kidney. You can get SSI and Medicaid.

  6. kuriousjorge62, 05 May, 2010

    Who told you it would take 7-10 years to get a transplant? My brother was on dialysis, he applied for medicare/medicaid. He was on the list less than 2 years. But he was on more than one list. Do whatever you can to get on those lists. My brother was on one in IL and one in WI. That was more than 10 years ago. Talk to a social worker and get paperwork going. Stopping treatment will cause you to DIE! There are a lot of programs out there to help you. Talk to your doctor, he/she is not just there to prescribe medicine and treatments for your physical condition. A good doctor treats the whole patient. Good luck and dont give up!

  7. J.T Rebel, 05 May, 2010

    your goin to get worse b4 u get better.but if u dont keep goin to ur appointments and bein treated u could die. if you need help paying u can get help .

  8. onlymatch4u, 05 May, 2010

    You have other options. Our great country has decided to use allopathic medicine as the answer to all our medical woes and it is losing the battle.

    Doctors have no clue how the body works or they simply would not be prescribing the garbage they are and allowing people to suffer the way they are. Does it make sense that according to the CDC in a report they issued in 2005 that 53% of all Americans are chronically ill? If what our great institution of medicine was doing the correct thing for people, doesn’t that one statistic alone ring some alarm bells?

    Why are 1 in 7 women getting breast cancer, 75% of all Americans are dying of heart disease, 1 in 79 male children getting autism, Alzheimer’s is on the increase? And yet, we are told we are the healthiest nation in the world; right, we now rank 24th in longevity among the nations of the world. That means that 23 countries have people living longer than Americans! 30% of all Americans are now OBESE; not just fat, but OBESE. By the year 2015, it is predicted that 50% of all Americans will be OBESE.

    Your kidney problems should not be left to doctors that do not know what they are doing in regard to health. Drug companies are spending billions on promoting drugs for profit and educating doctors to use those drugs.

    Does it make sense that 1 (one) billion dollars has been donated to "Jerry’s Kid’s" and yet, no cure has been found. But there are many countries in the world where this disease is just not there. Why?

    You should be focusing on making your kidneys healthy. I’m not telling you that there may be circumstances that make it impossible, but my experience is that you have a much better chance of fixing the problem with good, sound nutritional advice. A doctor friend of mine recently died because he relied upon dialysis and the medical profession’s drugs to cure him. His kidneys failed while on the machine. He did not listen to advice given him on nutritional ways of correcting the problem and chose the other way.

    The good thing is that you can and should continue the dialysis while attempting to find the real cause of the problem and atempt to fix it. Life is worth it, but never give up without exhausting ALL avenues of help.

    There are several people and organizations that may be able to help you. I suggest one that has great results at: (310) 320 – 1123. Ask to speak to Dr. Dimichi.

    Good luck to you.

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