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No Insurance... Anyone else?

I have a MS (SPMS)
No medical ins. Divorce
Can no longer work(former trauma nurse)
Have not applied for disability because I have watched others go through it and I just can't do it I cannot be run through the ringer and the process is exhausting just thinking about it
No medical care for 2 years
Initially I was going as a self-pay but it became too expensive
I had a beautiful Labrador she was always with me and she became ill with Cushing's so I poured everything into her I had a beautiful Labrador she was always with me and she became ill with Cushing's/Diabetes so I poured everything into her needs first. I don't regret any of it we had beautiful time together she never suffered and when it came time to let her go she went peacefully with grace and dignity. Everything I put into her was never even a second thought and now that she's gone even though I may be able to do more things as a self-pay it's become even more expensive and I can't do it
Does anyone know of any other alternatives or ways to get an MRI with assistance or some thing without having to go through the awful system that's out there.
My days are becoming more difficult but I try to keep the faith the best I can
I'm not even sure I really ever want to see another doctor they loaded me up on MS drugs and so much more that made me even more sick. Once I stopped using any of the MS specific medication I was doing better but I would least like to get an MRI to see where things are at
I try to treat the symptoms as they come but it's becoming harder and harder. Walking issues, dizziness, anxiety, pain and hand tremors..etc

Any suggestions is greatly appreciated...thank you

  1. Hi @StarryNight. I am so sorry for all that you are going through. Fortunately, there is help out there. The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America has an MRI Access Fund that can help you pay for MRIs. Here is a link to the application: The National MS Society also has an Ask an MS Navigator program that can help you find assistance when you need it. Here is a link to that program: I hope you will reconsider your disability claim before it is too late. Many people find it easier to hire a lawyer who specializes in disability claims. They know what the system is looking for and are more efficient at getting claims approved. Many lawyers will work for a percentage of the settlement. I hope that this all helps and that things start looking up for you. Gentle hugs! - Lori (Team Member)

    1. , in addition to Lori's great suggestions, I just wanted to say that I am so sorry for the loss of your companion. It sounds like she was a wonderful friend and as an animal lover myself, I know how very hard it can be to lose our furry friends. And as Lori mentioned, even though the disability application process can be grueling, sometimes, people are able to get approved relatively quickly. It may be worth a second look. Please know we're thinking of you and I hope the resources Lori provided are able to help you get the medical care you need and deserve! Best, Erin, Team Member.

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