I'm scared out of my wits here and not sure what to do. I've been very ill for the past year and have been in the hospital 4 times for heart-related issues. I'm a 40-year-old female with Wegener's Granulomatosis, Addison's Disease, and a chronic kidney disease. My heart either becomes extremely tachycardic or sometimes bradycardic out of nowhere and lasts for days.
After an ER visit for tachycardia last week, the doc did a CT scan of my chest and found a 4 cm ascending aortic aneurysm. I was told these are not surgically fixed until you're at 5 cm or bigger. I've been researching on the Internet, and found that these aneurysms can be found by echocardiograms. I had one of these done during a hospital stay in August, and this aneurysm WAS NOT THERE. So, 3 months ago it's not there, and today it's 4 cm!
Needless to say, I'm freaked out. I want the surgery done NOW to fix this before it dissects or ruptures. My big problem is, I have no health insurance. What doctor is going to do this surgery for free? No one, that's who. However, this is completely life-threatening.
I see my regular doctor on Monday and I know he'll send me to a cardiologist. Has anyone had experience with this surgery? Thanks for any information!View Thread
Thank you all for your responses. As far as signing up for Obamacare, I have always been extremely against this bill & refuse to support it by signing up. Obamacare will destroy the amazing healthcare system the US had. Instead of making it better for a few people, it's making it worse for everyone. I do start a new job tomorrow & will get insurance there.View Thread
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