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Sick without insurance Apr. 20th, 2009 @ 05:39 PM Reply

Now, for the last week or so I have been feeling like complete shit. I can normally take pretty much any pain, but my stomach feels as though it has been fucking stabbed. I have looked at many websites (and asked a friend with a medical degree) about it and I probably have appendicitis. If I don't get an appendectomy I will almost certainly die. However, I have no insurance and I can't afford any surgery. So I'm pretty much fucked. All I can do is wait around and hope that the appendix doesn't rupture.

What should I do?

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Response to Sick without insurance Apr. 20th, 2009 @ 05:40 PM Reply

Do not EVER self diagnose yourself.

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Response to Sick without insurance Apr. 20th, 2009 @ 05:41 PM Reply

At 4/20/09 05:40 PM, Pounce wrote: Do not EVER self diagnose yourself.

Read the thread. A friend of mine is a doctor

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Response to Sick without insurance Apr. 20th, 2009 @ 05:41 PM Reply

err go check out the nearest hospital
usually hospitals offer some sort of aid for the uninsured i think
i saw a sign somewhere in a hospital saying that they do offer something for the uninsured
and hey id rather be alive and in debt than dead


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Response to Sick without insurance Apr. 20th, 2009 @ 05:42 PM Reply

Then get the surgery. God! Get off the computer and go do it now!


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Response to Sick without insurance Apr. 20th, 2009 @ 05:43 PM Reply

At 4/20/09 05:42 PM, Bryan wrote: Then get the surgery. God! Get off the computer and go do it now!

I can't afford it

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Response to Sick without insurance Apr. 20th, 2009 @ 05:43 PM Reply

At 4/20/09 05:41 PM, Nerubweaver19 wrote: err go check out the nearest hospital
usually hospitals offer some sort of aid for the uninsured i think
i saw a sign somewhere in a hospital saying that they do offer something for the uninsured
and hey id rather be alive and in debt than dead

This is quite the true.
Go to a hospital anyway. They're not going to let you die.


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Response to Sick without insurance Apr. 20th, 2009 @ 05:43 PM Reply

At 4/20/09 05:41 PM, Conspiracy3 wrote:
At 4/20/09 05:40 PM, Pounce wrote: Do not EVER self diagnose yourself.
Read the thread. A friend of mine is a doctor

If you had a friend who was a doctor, he would have treated you himself or pulled strings to make it easier.

You're lying.

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Response to Sick without insurance Apr. 20th, 2009 @ 05:44 PM Reply

At 4/20/09 05:43 PM, Pounce wrote:
If you had a friend who was a doctor, he would have treated you himself or pulled strings to make it easier.

He can't perform an appendectomy all by himself. He's also just an intern so he doesn't have enough power to pull strings.

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Response to Sick without insurance Apr. 20th, 2009 @ 05:45 PM Reply

At 4/20/09 05:40 PM, Pounce wrote: Do not EVER self diagnose yourself.

Wrong, doctors don't care about you. They're all just out to shove as much medicine into you so they can get a fat commission check from the pharmaceutical companies. Besides, who would you rather listen to, some golf enthusiast in a white coat or your own body. Take heed of your own diagnosis and you'll know exactly how to make yourself feel better. The corporate machine wants you to think that can't help yourself. Well then how did humanity survive before doctors? Trust me, not getting help is the best move you can make.


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Response to Sick without insurance Apr. 20th, 2009 @ 05:45 PM Reply

Use the money you got from suing Apple Bee's to afford the surgery, and hope that your Appendix doesn't rupture until the court case is over (unfortunately for you, it will probably end AFTER your appendix ruptures).

Or get the surgery and hope you win the case. Unless you want to die.

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Response to Sick without insurance Apr. 20th, 2009 @ 05:46 PM Reply

Move to Canada, dude, we have all the hospitals, doctors and freedom you could want ;)


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Response to Sick without insurance Apr. 20th, 2009 @ 05:47 PM Reply

At 4/20/09 05:43 PM, Headshot777 wrote: This is quite the true.
Go to a hospital anyway. They're not going to let you die.

What, you're talking about American hospitals?

No insurance, then they let you die on the floor in the emergency room.

At 4/20/09 05:45 PM, Jercurpac wrote: Wrong, doctors don't care about you.

Just because you or me don't give a rat's ass about other humans, doesn't mean others are the same.

Well, the ones that genuinely are dedicated to their job's original intention.

I take that back actually, you're right, everyone is a greedy asshole.

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Response to Sick without insurance Apr. 20th, 2009 @ 05:47 PM Reply

At 4/20/09 05:43 PM, Conspiracy3 wrote:
At 4/20/09 05:42 PM, Bryan wrote: Then get the surgery. God! Get off the computer and go do it now!
I can't afford it

Oh well, then you should obviously die. Good plan.

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Response to Sick without insurance Apr. 20th, 2009 @ 05:48 PM Reply

At 4/20/09 05:45 PM, Jercurpac wrote: Trust me, not getting help is the best move you can make.

Yes, because a ruptured appendix is something an untrained person knows how to deal with.

If he really has appendicitis, he could die if he doesn't get help. If he listens to your advice, he probably will.


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Response to Sick without insurance Apr. 20th, 2009 @ 05:52 PM Reply

At 4/20/09 05:45 PM, Jercurpac wrote:
At 4/20/09 05:40 PM, Pounce wrote: Do not EVER self diagnose yourself.
Well then how did humanity survive before doctors? Trust me, not getting help is the best move you can make.

That's bullshit. Humanity survived though a whole lot of fucking. You can make a lot of kids before you die of influenza at 26. You can't treat appendicitis with a fucking prayer. You NEED surgery; take a loan or something; sell your computer, borrow from firends/family. Marry a Vanadian. Getting no help will kill you.

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Response to Sick without insurance Apr. 20th, 2009 @ 05:55 PM Reply

Lol, should have gotten insurance!


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Response to Sick without insurance Apr. 20th, 2009 @ 06:01 PM Reply

Man, the NHS sure is ace.


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Response to Sick without insurance Apr. 20th, 2009 @ 06:04 PM Reply

At 4/20/09 06:01 PM, TheMaster wrote: Man, the NHS sure is ace.

There's something you don't see often.

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Response to Sick without insurance Apr. 20th, 2009 @ 06:16 PM Reply

Apparently my friend (the intern at the hospital) says that he might be able to get me through using the insurance of another patient who just died a half hour ago. He assures me that he has done it several times before and as long as I don't accidentally say my real name we will be safe, but if we get caught he will lose his license and both of us will face potential prison time. Should I take the risk?

At 4/20/09 05:55 PM, Sensationalism wrote: Lol, should have gotten insurance!

I can't afford it. I already have enough debt from college payments.

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Response to Sick without insurance Apr. 20th, 2009 @ 06:18 PM Reply

At 4/20/09 06:16 PM, Conspiracy3 wrote: Apparently my friend (the intern at the hospital) says that he might be able to get me through using the insurance of another patient who just died a half hour ago. He assures me that he has done it several times before and as long as I don't accidentally say my real name we will be safe, but if we get caught he will lose his license and both of us will face potential prison time. Should I take the risk?

Prison healthcare is better than no healthcare, go for it. If your friend is happy to do it as well, then even better. People willing to risk their career for you are rare.

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Response to Sick without insurance Apr. 20th, 2009 @ 06:25 PM Reply

At 4/20/09 06:18 PM, HeartbreakHoldout wrote:
Prison healthcare is better than no healthcare, go for it. If your friend is happy to do it as well, then even better. People willing to risk their career for you are rare.

I guess that is a decent point. I will get someone to drive me to the hospital (there is no way I'm driving in this condition)

Hopefully I won't get caught.

I gotta call my lawyer and tell him to reschedule the meeting with Applebees and the bank

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Response to Sick without insurance Apr. 20th, 2009 @ 06:28 PM Reply

Being COMPLETELY serious here, go to Canada. They'll help you out with your appendicitis. Just say your stomach has been feeling a little awkward ever since you came across the border.

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Response to Sick without insurance Apr. 20th, 2009 @ 06:28 PM Reply

LOL I LIVE IN CANADA!!!!

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Response to Sick without insurance Apr. 20th, 2009 @ 07:17 PM Reply

Get Health Insurance so that you can get the surgery so you dont die and wont have to pay much for it


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Response to Sick without insurance Apr. 20th, 2009 @ 07:29 PM Reply

At 4/20/09 06:25 PM, Conspiracy3 wrote:
Hopefully I won't get caught.

Just make sure that Rig doesn't see this thread


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Response to Sick without insurance Apr. 20th, 2009 @ 07:32 PM Reply

Lololol Canada sucks it are so gay cuz u r comunists and ur armie is weak our armie iz strung lololol

Now tell me my country sucks.


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Response to Sick without insurance Apr. 20th, 2009 @ 07:35 PM Reply

At 4/20/09 05:45 PM, Jercurpac wrote: Trust me, not getting help is the best move you can make.

I understand your "down with the man" ideals, but in a situation dealing with an actual problem, don't pull that crap. He needs surgery, you think just because he knows what he has that he can somehow solve it. If he has appendicits, he'll die without surgury, or he'd need heavy inflamatory drugs that would probably fuck up his liver anyway.

I recommend going to the hospital, checking out your possibilities, if it gets to the point where you need to call 911, they will probably do the surgery regardless of your financial situation, but you'll be in debt, but alive.

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Response to Sick without insurance Apr. 20th, 2009 @ 08:37 PM Reply

At 4/20/09 07:32 PM, Proottalfain wrote: Lololol Canada sucks it are so gay cuz u r comunists and ur armie is weak our armie iz strung lololol

Now tell me my country sucks.

Your military is almost as bad as the French.


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Response to Sick without insurance Apr. 21st, 2009 @ 02:29 PM Reply

I woke up early this morning, but I didn't post because I was way too high to form complete sentences. My friend went through with putting the bills on a dead guy's insurance. His boss saw him changing the files, but apparently his boss does the same thing on a regular basis. We were never caught.