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Post by Judi58 on Thu May 12, 2011 8:30 pm

3 weeks ago I put in my last pair of contacts.. ( glasses broke a year ago) I am only suppose to wear them a month but have gone 2 months to make them last.. Now my eyes are infected I am guessing from pushing it with the last pair of contacts. I can not see anything close or far with out them. I will be leaglly blind.
I am already selling my car IF someone buys it I might be able to get new contacts if not I am not only Hungry but blind too..

AND yes I have called everywhere.. No one will help me get glasses... I would get better treatment if I stole them and got 3 squares and a cot... at least I would have heath care and a meal..

Sorry bad day but I am so angry

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Post by Jobless_in_Ma on Thu May 12, 2011 8:33 pm

Ugh. Im sorry to hear that Judi, ye infections are not something to take lightly, it can cause blindness if left untreated. Please try and take care of yourself.

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Post by TR11005 on Thu May 12, 2011 8:51 pm

Check to see if your nearest LIONS Club. Many collect old glasses and may know someone who could help. You should seek treatment for your eyes. That is something that can be fixed. Go to a Free Clinic if not the Emergency at your hospital.

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Post by Judi58 on Thu May 12, 2011 9:00 pm

I checked the LIONs Club Free Clinic will give me a eye exam no glasses.. Emergency wont treat me for a eye exam and infection not bad enough YET.. that's what they told me last week... Wash my eyes out and keep out contacts... that works then I cant see... sorry I am just frustrated.. Begged for mental health they took my food stamps for 60 days because I didnt show up for the job thing.. I didnt have gas to go and it is way far to take a bus..

i AM JUST DONE... I hate my excuses I want my life back the one I had before where I ate went to the doctors took my son for dinner on his birthday... got gas when I needed it I hate this life I hate being hungry and pathedic..

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Post by Guest on Thu May 12, 2011 9:17 pm

I'm so sorry Judi. Crying or Very sad Thats horrible. I dont think others (especially GOP) really know what we have lost and had to endure being unemployed. They dont see the whole picture and its frustrating as hell.

I lost my house we owned for 15 yrs. and myself, my husband, and kids are living in my mother in laws unfinished basement, my teeth are falling out, we sold our wedding rings and my engagement ring as well as most of our personal belongings that were worth anything. This life is no fun at all and is quite draining. I have lost friends because I am too embarrassed about my situation. There is more but you all get the picture lol. I have never, ever in my life been as bad off as I am now. EVER!!

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Post by Judi58 on Thu May 12, 2011 9:24 pm

I m sorry I know I hve roof over my hed,,,, BUT in my fit just few minutes go I spilled my te on my keybord nd hve no first letter.. OH NO... now how will I even send resumes...
screw it...

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Post by gettheminNOVEMBER on Thu May 12, 2011 9:29 pm

Did you Apply for Medicaid?

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Post by Guest on Thu May 12, 2011 9:30 pm

eeesh! tip the key board upside down on a towel so it drips out! you can go in between the letters with a Qtip too!!

Sorry judi, sounds like you are having an awful day hon...I hope things get better for you and all who are suffering through this.

sending cyber hug

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Post by suri on Thu May 12, 2011 9:32 pm

Judi - I am so sorry for this very personal attack on your being!! Sad
Some days I can 'pretend' it's a game but other days it's a freaking nightmare. Evil or Very Mad One of the most cruel, hurtful elements of my husband's lay off was I believe it was to remove me from their health insurance as I had numerous surgeries (preventively mostly) the previous two years. I HATE that against the law individuals used that info to harm and completely devastate my DH career after over 20 yr with corp!!

So now we are 'naked' with no insurance but with God's grace are quite healthy, thank you very much!! Living as happily as possible is the only revenge? Smile

Could you try the otc/reading glasses? Would they be any help? Do you have any free health clinics nearby where you could request assistance? Peace and best wishes for answers to come... Rolling Eyes

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Post by Judi58 on Thu May 12, 2011 11:49 pm

Had my son bring me a extra keyboard while other dries out...

i wear otc w/ contacts to read.. I know we are all in a mess and yes today is bad... I have tried every avenue for my eyes.. and all dead ends. I even told SSI i would be blind get SSI and then I would get my sight back,, It is a nightmare I hope to wake up from soon....
Thanks everyone sorry for my rants as of late,,

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Post by Jobless_in_Ma on Thu May 12, 2011 11:58 pm

HI Judy, please don't apologize for your rants, that's what this forum is here for, to let off some steam ad get some moral support from fellow "Friends" Please don't feel you have to apologize for how you feel. Vent away, its healthier than holding it all in all the time.

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Post by RookieCAF on Fri May 13, 2011 9:15 pm

Judi,

Have you checked here?

http://www.neweyesfortheneedy.org/us/us.html

Passing along some info from another spot I visit..

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Post by Judi58 on Fri May 13, 2011 9:41 pm

Thank you.. I thought about the UCLA eye clinic just today.. Will call them Monday...
How strange to get this link today..
Thanks so much

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Post by Judi58 on Fri May 13, 2011 9:43 pm

gettheminNOVEMBER wrote:Did you Apply for Medicaid?

Appling for SSI Welfare office said tough... so I am working it with SSI I know I wont be approved but cant hurt...

All Social programs told me no because I have no children under 18 or in their eyes I am not disabled..
I swear I will go in blind collect for one month and get my sight back Twisted Evil

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Post by FallenFeyinJersey on Fri May 13, 2011 11:16 pm

Judi58 wrote:
gettheminNOVEMBER wrote:Did you Apply for Medicaid?

Appling for SSI Welfare office said tough... so I am working it with SSI I know I wont be approved but cant hurt...

All Social programs told me no because I have no children under 18 or in their eyes I am not disabled..
I swear I will go in blind collect for one month and get my sight back Twisted Evil

Judi58 I'm sorry for what they're putting you through...Unfortunately I went through the same thing, only I have MS. I fought too many times to recieve disability and lost. So in Dec. of last year someone gave me a number to call an agency (something like Binder & Binder). The advocate I spoke to told me to go to social services (welfare) with documentation from who diagnosed me, all of my bills, etc. I did that and they accepted me reguardless if we have no kids under 18...They don't tell you that at social services. They don't volunteer any info. Bottom line, they gave me my food stamps and Medicaid card. Unfortunately it takes a month here in Jersey. She then said after that, apply for as many social programs that I can (like energy assistance, property tax assistance, water, etc), then contact SSI disability to open a case. I did that with the agency where she worked and I won after 3 months without a court case. Yes, 3 months is a while but at least you'll have your food stamps, some cash aid, and Medicaid while waiting beforehand. This way you could get your eyes taken care of and get your glasses.
Good luck, I'll be praying for you. If you're in Jersey and would like to work with the same agency that I did, feel free to PM me.

Donna
p.s. forgot to mention, even though your children are over 18 and live with you, tell social services that they cook their meals at seperate times of the day. Then they will give you more food stamps.

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Post by Judi58 on Sat May 14, 2011 10:39 am

I was in Jersey when I was laid off.. ( they transfered me there 10 months later laid off) came back to CA .. I have cried and begged for not only help for my eyes but mental health. I was told "Buck and find a job" I have been so close to giving up for good.. Honestly... My son is a senior in College.. if I did anything it would hurt him more then anyone and I would be selfish to do that to him a this point.. He could not handle that... otherwise I would have givin up when I lost UI..2 weeks from losing my apt and no food in the cabinet.. Food stamps cut because I didnt go to job class... I am in school and will get money in July I pray I make it...

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Post by suri on Sat May 14, 2011 3:39 pm

Judi58 - We are WITH YOU! Please go forward. I HATE that alot of these 'systems' are not helpful and designed in the dark ages --- I think this is the DARK AGES! Sad

I pray you will be shown direction to find answers and keep posting. We will not ALLOW you to go it alone and your son (and all of ours) need us to be 'role models' even when we can't? confused

Peace and open for new beginnings. I love you

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Post by Guest on Sat May 14, 2011 3:50 pm

Start looking for foundations in your area. Call them and ask if they can help you. Sometimes the foundations have funds set aside just for emergency cases. Google should be able to start you in the right direction. Even if the foundation doesn't sound like it's charitable goal is the same, call anyway - they may lead you to a foundation that will help you.

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Post by Jobless_in_Ma on Sat May 14, 2011 6:04 pm

Worst thing I had to give up was a lot of my camera equipment...ie lenses and camera bodies...

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Post by admin911 on Sat May 14, 2011 11:45 pm

a local radio station 92.3 was offering free glasses through http://www.coastalcontacts.com/ . Its no joke , my wife ordered a pair about 2 weeks ago, got tint added and a scratch resistance lense for a total of $34. It was a steal. This is the second time i have heard this, if i come across it again I will post the info so maybe you can get a pair. here was the link to prove it http://stage3.wil92.com/category/producerannie-blogs/20110128/FREE-GLASSES/

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Post by Judi58 on Sun May 15, 2011 1:42 am

Thank you....

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Post by Springflowers on Mon May 16, 2011 2:48 pm

I need glasses but am very mild so they told me I could wait. They know I can't afford it yet.

Sigh found this thinking it would help...
http://www.neweyesfortheneedy.org/users/individuals.html

but they said waiting list is too long.

I may write them asking why do you send donated glasses overseas, and nothing for Americans. I found that out with the hearing aids too though Lion's club here helped me. [it was new analog]

Is it mean of me to think these groups should start helping Americans FIRST for once? Look at this one individuals don't get any glasses but they help all the "developing nations".

http://www.neweyesfortheneedy.org/users/individuals.html

Freecycle? But finding someone with a script close to you may be difficult.

I had this time where the local eye doctor office, was challenging me taking so long to pay copay, about 100 bucks, and I have to work on the bill for some months. I said I went to your website, and your doctors are constantly going overseas, America is poor enough now you should be staying home. There are poor people here. They never hassled me about another bill again but they are still running overseas while americans go without glasses.


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Post by Springflowers on Mon May 16, 2011 2:51 pm

http://cgi.ebay.com/Womens-PRESCRIPTION-eyeglasses-snazzy-frm-and-lens-NEW-/180665469068?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a1080488c

Try and find a script that matchers yours.

I figure my next CPAP may have to be bought off ebay...

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Post by Guest on Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:33 am

Judy, I know I am late to this thread. Were you able to get in to see a doctor? And did you get your glasses?

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Post by Judi58 on Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:38 am

Thank you for asking... A good friend gave me the 120.00 I needed to buy the box of contacts... Made the deadline for a new RX by 2 days... So I am good for 4-5 months..

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