Fri 21 Mar, 2014 06:26 am
Imagine becoming pregnant, and anticipating a baby with the love of your life, only to gradually begin experiencing excruciating pain in your lower back, coupled with sciatica.
Imagine yourself going to the ER because the pain is so unbearable that you have had to call into work (you work at home for a customer service center, by the way) and being scrutinized for going because your in pain and PREGNANT?!?!
Now, try to imagine yourself in severe pain throughout your entire pregnancy because the THIRD time you went into the ER, they finally gave you an MRI that proves you have Degenerative Disc Disease, Osteoarthritis, Herniated Discs, and Scoliosis all of the sudden. You don't care what happens, you just need the pain to subside a tiny bit in order to have the ability to simply wipe your butt without severe pain.
Now, fast-forward almost 3 years later:
Try to imagine not being able to hold your newborn for more than 10 minutes in order to breastfeed, and not able to take your child out to play or spend quality time with them because; "I'm sorry, mommy hurts too much honey".
Not only that, but mommy has been to over 10 doctor's in a 2 year period because the doctors she's seen refuse to treat her for her debilitating pain. Mommy has called every State and Government organization known to the US population to try to get help with at least cleaning up, or taking care of you sometimes for a little respite, but mommy keeps getting denied because she's not on SSI or SSDI. Social Security keeps denying mommy because she hasn't tried all treatments available to her, but no doctor WILL treat mommy!!!
And because of my inability to properly care for my daughter due to my chronic and debilitating pain, my daughter was taken into custody by the state I live in, and I was accused of not "trying hard enough" to seek help.
Oh wait.... It gets worse...
I have been court ordered by the state to find proper pain control as the first step in my treatment plan to regain custody of my daughter, and at first the case workers and most everyone else involved with my case didn't even believe me when I told them I've been trying over 2 years to get treatment, but according to every doctor I've been to, I am too young to have these conditions, or just simply too young to treat, PERIOD.
They are starting to see that I have been telling the truth all along, because even having a court order to receive pain control for my back isn't getting me anywhere. AS IF I HAVE NOT BEEN TRYING!!
I have seen 2 doctors in the last month and they don't want to treat, they just want to refer to specialists who will either deny me because of my "state issued" insurance, or send me a letter rejecting me for treatment. It's happened so many times before already.
I can't even function because of this pain, and it's destroyed my life. I am homeless because of it and still can't get any help, even for being homeless.
The worst part of this is that if I don't get treatment soon, my daughter will be adopted out and it will all be because of doctors whose personal opinions are more important to them than some patient losing custody of their child.
There has got to be someone out there who knows where I can get help because most of the time I don't even eat as it hurts too bad to go looking for it in my van.
Tell a legal services lawyer what you've written here. And be prepared to be told that (possibly) the statute of limitations has run.
I have, and they all keep saying I don't have a case because I haven't died and haven't had substantial loss. Isn't loosing my daughter, being in debilitating pain, becoming homeless and not having been able to work substantial enough? I've got to have a case. How can doctors get your parental rights revoked, and destroy EVERYONE aspect of your entire life and reason for being by not treating you and get away with it?
Arktik said: an MRI that proves you have Degenerative Disc Disease, Osteoarthritis, Herniated Discs, and Scoliosis all of the sudden.
I've been trying over 2 years to get treatment, but according to every doctor I've been to, I am too young to have these conditions, or just simply too young to treat, PERIOD.
How they do things in America is a mystery to me (I'm British) but if i were you i'd feed the story to the newspapers and TV and see what happens
Imagine becoming pregnant, and anticipating a baby with the love of your life,
Imagine how this story be different is you weren't anticipating a baby, or if it wasn't with the love of your life?
Try to imagine how it would be different if it wasn't told in the third person.