20 August 2012

#11 - I'd Rather Be Rich

Challenge prompt - Would you rather be rich or healthy?
I want enough money to do this.

With the many health problems I have suffered in the past and present, I think most people would think I'd prefer to be healthy. But I wouldn't. I'd rather be rich. Here's my logic: If I had enough money I could go to other doctors/specialists, get tests done, afford different medications, or come up with different treatment plans that would help or alleviate a lot, or possibly all of my symptoms.

For example my back. I have severe arthritis. It's not going to go away, it's only going to get worse as I age. I know this. But there are other treatments that could really help with the constant pain. There are some injects that I'd like try that may help a great deal with the pain for months or even years. I wouldn't have to take daily pain meds just to get up and around in the morning. These injections, with my worthless insurance plan start at $1000 for the first set. If I want sedation (which you do, when someone is injecting a huge needle into your spine) it's an additional $350. Additional inject sites may or may not be needed based on the relief you get from the first try. I can't afford that. And their payment plans are not a good option. I'll never be able to afford it, so I'll continue with the $20 pain pill prescription each month. But that has it's side effects.

My ears. There's got to be something causing the fluid retention in them. I haven't always had this problem. Luckily, I've found something that helps with the symptoms, but it's not a cure. And I can't afford to try anymore specialists and tests. It's just not going to happen.

My health problems may not ever go away, even with an endless supply of money. I just feel like I could make more attempts to get them resolved if I did.


I want to save my blog from extinction. So I'm doing a 30 day challenge. I'll answer one of these prompts each day.
See prompt 1234567, 8, 9, and 10.
Thanks for reading!

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