I can totally understand. I'm 27 and when I was diagnosed with cancer a year back, I felt everything was going to fall apart. At that time, I had some very cheap health insurance (which really amounted to nothing). I only found out about how insufficient my insurance was when the hospital I was going to refused me treatment. But very quickly, I found a hospital and doctor who took me in and I had surgery and some post treatment. Things started getting better before they got really bad in my case. After my surgery, I talked to the social worker at the hospital and filed for some charity application of the county where I had the treatment. After a month or so they completely cleared my account (worth around $50000)!
I understand money is important and causes a lot of tension. But my advice is that you should keep make your health and treatment your priority. You should also confide in some friends or close family who can support you all the way.
Regarding supporting yourself, 2-3 days back I asked a similar question of bills and support on this forum. I got some very helpful feedback from the people here and am already investigating some of the sources suggested. I'm sure you'll find many things which can help you out from that discussion.
Breast Cancer Questions
Money is my main problem to cure my self :(
Asked by Bhe on Thursday, May 16, 2013
Money is my main problem to cure my self :(
How to support my self in this situation that i dont know were to start my life after the Dr. is telling u have a breast cancer,
8 Answers from the Community
syed786 (Best Answer!)
I'm pasting a link to that discussion and i hope you can pull it up from your profile:
I got some very good advise the other day and it really does help.. Stay in the moment. Don't think too far ahead.. it can get scary if you do that. You need to make yourself the priority and just stay focused on you and treatment and getting through treatments..staying focused on those small steps help versus trying to think the whole big picture out.
Things do have a way of working out. So a day at a time.
thank you for all the answer to my question :) cheers for all :) actually im based in dubai and working here for several years been 8 years im living here the salary i have is just enaugh and lots of debts arround me, adding to this is my new problem about the breast cancer,
Acually i go for american hospital to do all the test - and the doctors told me that they dont have charity in the hospital and telling me he cannot help me in this matter.
i dont have medical insurance also
im about to sell my car but his will feed only the operation after this im back to zero
here in dubai there is no such charity that could help me out i check in the site alredy them priority is them local people only not the expat
my consulate told me also better to go back home and treat my self back home only
if i do that - im still back to zero iam the one who feeding my family and even my mom still in the process of medication for the eyes problem and maintenance of her medication im the one who providing for.
my relatives? i dont know yet ,the answer - the last conversation i have was when my father died it was 8 years ago, as i recollect the conversation i have with them - what happen to your dad why you didnt bring him
1. to the best hospital
2. why you didnt try to do the operation for him - so his life can be extend more
no daughter will allow to his dad to happen like that which i will not do the best thing for my dad, i spend 2million pessos 8 years ago for his hospitalization and im auntie who is sitting in hawai,usa, 2 in finland told me i havent protected my father that much. well infact that me and my father is a close fren,,,,. each of my auntie give me a 5000 each pesos i got a total of 20,000 pesos as them contribution to the dead of my father. after we buried my father i havent hear them voice since then.
2 years ago my cousins diagnose for the lung cancer but its easy to cure coz all the medicine is available and no surgery to undergo. i ask help for my 4 auntie in behalf of my cousin lucky that one auntie reply me in hawai but instead of her that wil help ask - she asked her daughter to support us for the treatment of my cousin coz she said that her salary and expenses is tied up that time, so we are still lucky because of my other cousin in hawai he got recover for the illnes,
now im trying to recollect that after all this years been silent for the past 8 years and i will knock again to them door and asked help can they will listen to me? they wil help me? or they will still have enaugh strengths to say to me why you didnt save money for your illness???
all wories will comes back again, scared of disappointment, and rejection
Just wondering why :(