- CASE FILE
LIVER/THYROID ISSUES OF UNKNOWN ETIOLOGY ALONG WITH A "FEMALE PROBLEM"
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
I've had diabetes for about 8 years, it is now a bit out of control. The A1C has been going up for the past year and is now at 10.8. I have something wrong with my liver, the enzymes are high, and something wrong with my thyroid, also too high. I also have an IUD that should have been removed about 3 years ago but was unable to have it removed due to a high deductible and co-pays that I couldn't afford since I was only able to work about 30 hours a week for about 2 years. I've been experiencing nausea; unreasonable exhaustion, weakness, and feel very shaky even while sitting in a recliner with my feet up; balance problems; occasionally lose control of my hands and drop things; sometimes I have trouble speaking, especially long multi-syllable words; and memory issues.
Since I couldn't afford my deductible or co-pays, I was unable to go for proper testing and/or specialists to determine, exactly, what is going on. My primary care physician, who is an internist, called my liver condition a fatty liver but has not done any further testing for the thyroid. I don't blame him, it's just that I now have no insurance and very little money, so further testing, at this point, is impossible.
Adding to all of this is the fact that a week after my job ended (June 7, 2019), company downsized and I was laid off along hundreds of others, my car was repossessed. All of this has caused a great deal of anxiety and worry so I am not sleeping well.
Further, public transportation here is very poor and I don't have enough energy to walk the quarter mile to the nearest bus stop. I need help. I did start a Gofundme page, last year, I think, but no one has helped. I don't know what to do. I know I am not the worst story but it's bad for me. I will be 61 near the end of August. I know that sounds strange but since I worked in disability for 4 years, I know what it takes to get it, and I am just not that ill. I hope you can help me or find someone who can.