First, Jerry- Thank you for your great service to our country!!!!But, what do you do if you can Not afford the Treatment- I am a Porfessional Registered Nurse and becasue of my illness I lost my job- my long term disability was denied; all I have is social security disability- my husband and engineer lost his job in this economy so all my social security is paying our rent (mortgage); I can hardly pay for my medicare prescriptions- and soon will be in the donut hole- where I have to pay most of the drug costs; unfortunately, between my social security ( which is less than half) of what I should have received and unfortunately my husband and I our gross income was over 42 k last year; so we are out of range for any resources to help with tx. I signed up for the free consult at the FFC; but I know they will send me home becasue I have no way to pay for treatment. ** Any suggestions?? I asked my Dr. to put a referral in to my HMO- but I doubt if the FFC will even accept what they would pay for -even If they would consider it- except for labs. Please Help???ANSWER: You and many like you have the same problem. I was lucky I have a full VA disability and social security. But it required that we sell our home to pay for my first year at Chronicity, Inc. Both my wife and I agree that it was well worth it to see my improvement. I am much better and that has a lot to do with what I am now working on. First of all there is an article that Dr. T and I wrote. It talks about what steps you can do to get better even if you can’t afford to go to a clinic. Yes it does cost money, I figured out that it would be about $2,000.00 for the supplements I took if purchased on my own, but the rewards are worth it.I am also working on setting up a not for profit fund that will pay for people’s medical expenses. We plan to use donations to help others with fibro/cfs. This will take a while to get set-up but we are now in the final planning stages. There are still lots of paperwork to get through. I am working on setting up a website that has items that can be purchased that will provide some of the money we need. I have custom jewelry that has been made and can only be purchased through this site. Most of it is made by people with fibro/cfs. So there are lots of exciting things in the works.You can get better if you follow the “steps” we have in the article. It’s faster when going to a clinic, because Chronicity, Inc. uses IV therapy that jump starts the recovery process. But it can be done, Dr. Teitelbaum and I have been working on helping others like us “yes both of us have experienced CFS and I also have fibro”. We want to help others see the success that we have. If you go to my site and read my blog you can see just how far I have come in 2011. What a change, I am now able to volunteer my time helping others and of course spend time with my family that I never could before. I am headed out right now to do some work for two different ministries that help men who are reclaiming their lives after years of drug abuse.
I am not using most of the medicines that I was before (was on 29 prescriptions, now on 5) because 90% of my symptoms have gone away. That makes it easier to use maintains supplements because I don’t have to take so many pills.
Keep me informed as to your progress. BTW: going to Chronicity, Inc. if you don’t intend to follow through may not be very satisfactory for you, because there isn’t much they can do. They don’t accept any insurance or Medicare because they (insurance) won’t pay for their treatment anyways. It will cost about $7,000.00 for the first year of treatment plus travel cost.
Thanks for writing..