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[IP] Re: insulin-pumpers-digest V6 #338
THANK YOU!!!!! YOU PEOPLE ARE THE GREATEST.
I am so very touched by the kindness of the people on this IP site (so touched
its going to take me awhile to complete this post).
After so many months of crawling, begging and doing that head against brick
wall thing, its so nice to know there are such good caring people out there!
It is a wonderful feeling.
I do have to apologize, Its obvious that I still am not really good at
tactfulness. My intention was not to be so "matter of fact" and maybe a
little "cold". I also never meant to make anyone feel uncomfortable with this
post, I know I sure was, when I read it this morning. I really do thank Gina
for asking that question, it was greatly needed, I just wish I had been better
at answering it!
There are so very many people out there in the same or worse positions as I
am, I just hope they can find as many Good and Caring people in their quest as
I have just in the last few hours. I also wish the people running and working
in some of these "help" organizations, state & federal assistance programs
would be a little more understanding, helpful and flexible, maybe a lot more
people could get the help they truly need.
Again, Thank you all so very much from the bottom of my heart, especially
(Tina) - The Pumping Place
email @ redacted
----- Original Message -----
Date: Tue, 21 May 2002 21:04:20 -0700
From: email @ redacted
Subject: [IP] Re: Cost of supplies
Well Gina, we suffer!
We make the daily decision to either pay a bill or buy a needed supply,
maybe we don't go on a job interview or if we're working, maybe we don't go
out to dinner. You pull in your belt and make the best of it and when you
pull in your belt anymore, your electric, gas, rent or something else falls
the wayside. I've been out of work since 9-11 (thanks Al-Quieda),
with the job went the insurance! Believe me when I tell you,
there is very, very, very little help out there. Minimed gave me a 20%
discount (good for 1 yr, even with the discount I still pay $100.00 every 20
days for just the infusion sets) and Eli Lily gave me 3 months free insulin,
other than that everyone and everyplace else say they can't help "people like
me" and I should go back on the needle, my $199.00 per week unemployment puts
me making too much money, even though I have $550.00 in rent each month,
I'm not a senior I can't take any living or medical (prescription) expenses
off my income!
I have been using the same reservoir for the last 5 months. Like I said we
make do, we get by and keep hoping things will change for the better and I
keep hoping I'll find a job!
Sorry to be such a kill joy, but you ask! and I'm telling the cold hard
- ------------------------- Original Message -----
Date: Tue, 21 May 2002 17:28:35 EDT
Subject: [IP] Cost of Supplies
I'm just wondering how much I would have to pay if I didn't have the
insurance that we have??
I know I am one of the fortunate diabetics to be able to have the awesome
coverage that my husband's employer carries, but what do those of you do who
are not as fortunate?
Just a thought.
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