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
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
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