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a cry for help

by Alicia Freeman Thursday, Nov. 06, 2003 at 1:56 PM
Lisa8904@aol.com

can anyone help please



This is a true story

hi my name is Alicia and I live in Thibodaux la

Hi I'M writing this because I have been in pain for about 4 months now because No one here in Louisiana will help me because I have no insurance. My back is hurting me bad and it goes down my left leg and sometimes the pain is so Unbearable at times. I can hardly walk with it. I have been to a lot of doctors And they all say they can help me but when I go they tell me they can't do anything For me, one doctor told me he could help me and I go there and he looks at me and tells me there's nothing he can do for me and charges me about 72 dollars, then another doctor tells me I need a Mri done instead of referring me to have it done he tells me he cant do anything for me and charges me about 70 dollars and then I go to an emergency room and all they do is give me pain shots that don't even help the pain. They had to give me 4 or 5 shots and one steroid shot and send me home and then sends mea bill for about 300 and something and then another emergency room I go to and I have to sit there for hours and hours before anyone would see me. Then after sitting for several hours all they do for me is give me a pain shot and charge me about 100. They all kept telling me I needed an mri done but none of them would refer me to one, well finally we called up and ask a personnel how does someone get a mri done if no one will refer them? She said that someone has to refer you before it can get done, well about 2 weeks later I finally get the first doctor I went to give me a referral for a mri, well now I got my mri done, I go a hospital in new Orleans and after sitting there for several hours in the waiting room and then when I do go back in the room I had to wait 3 or 4 hours for the doctor to come in, and when she did come in she acted like I was lying to her and she went and got this other doctor who came in and was checking me and he was checking me and push down on my left leg and it hurt when he did and he called me a liar and said it was untrue. And left the room and the women told me to go home and take ibuprofen for the pain. They where very rude and mean. And they had the mri right there in front of them. And they all said I needed to have surgery but yet no one will do it because I have no health insurance. And then this clinic makes me and appointment to see a neurosurgeon 5 months from now and no it's not for surgery its just for consultant, so I ask her well what am I supposed to do in the mean time for pain? And all she could say was there's nothing she can do!!! Well, anyway I could keep on writing about this, but my leg and back is starting to hurt from sitting here too long.

But really if you think about it what is health without money or health insurance? Because without either one of them what good is life if you can't enjoy it anymore? I have all these hospitals bills now that I have to pay and they never done a Thing for me. I have paid out a lot of money already seeing doctors who says They can help me but yet all they wanted was my money because I am still in Pain and can't walk because I need back surgery but no one will do it because I. Have no insurance. Or they make you and appointment 4 or 5 months from now and tell you there's nothing they can do. I guess the ones who don't have health Insurance has to suffer like this because these doctors will not help them without It, but I bet you if I had insurance they would have already done the surgery to get that Money. It's ashamed that people have to suffer in pain and live life this way. The poor People don't have a chance on this so-called earth today because if you're not rich or you don't know the right person then you can forget it. Yes, I have a good job and yes I work every day and I love my job. I work in pain and I have trouble walking but I do it because no one else is going to pay my bills or put food on the table. I would give anything to have my life back to where I could walk again and not be in so much Pain and live a normal life again. I can’t sleep at night without taking a pain pill that knocks me out and it’s hard for me to sit in one place for a period of time without having severe pain. I pray every night that I will wake up someday and not be in this pain anymore. This one lady came up to me and saw I was in pain and she prayed for me right now, that was very nice of her to have done that. At least there are still a few good people out there in this so-called world that cares! Guess what it all ends up to be is without money or health insurance in this world you have nothing! Because not one single doctor out there cares! All they care about is getting peoples Money. Something needs to be done on How these doctors treat people.

If anyone knows any doctor That can help me and not just want my money please let me know. You can reach me at my work at 985-446-5728. Or you can reach me by my address

Alicia Freeman

1300 Ridgefield Ave

Apt 205B

Thibodaux La 70301





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