December 1st, 2008

broken

'Kay, so..

Life has been bad and getting worse, especially in terms of health and my ability to function.  I would love to be able to do any old cruddy job at this point, but I just can't seem to reliably function.  I will be continuing to pursue options for work and health care, but am feeling really desperate right now.

I have a form from the doctor I saw a couple weeks ago which has a few items circled involving blood tests for Babesia infection.  The basics look like they cost $668, but if I remember correctly, the doctor said the full set would cost something like $938.  I cannot both have these tests done and pay rent next month.  I also currently do not qualify for any form of medical assistance because I do not have a current serological diagnosis; my only diagnosis has been Lyme disease, which was over three years ago, and the controversy over that right now means that officially I've been treated and should be fine.  I am clearly not fine and need further treatment of some kind, but I need proper diagnoses in order to get it.

So, while I don't actually expect anything from it, I have added a PayPal donation button to my LJ profile that should label any donations as being for health care purposes (service is "personal health care" and donation ID is "health funds").  If anyone can possibly contribute, I would be extremely grateful and I can keep track of the funds I've received for health care.  I would, of course, keep everyone current on my health situation, including costs and assistance I'm receiving.  I don't want to have to rely on something like this, but I don't know what else to do right now, and I'd certainly appreciate any suggestions of programs that might be able to assist me as well.

Sorry to be filling your LJ pages today.  Just have not been in a good way for a while.

Kasha's failing-at-life fund: