I appreciate the top notch care I might get during this first major flare of MS in eleven years. I say might get because first I have to get my medicaid transport back. I am not even sure that is possible because of all the recent budget cuts.
Today I got a call from Swedish asking when I am available for another MRI. This would be my fourth MRI since 1998. I said I had one in 2010 and doubt Medicare will pay for another one. "Oh, we will let you pay that off in installments." Oh no! I am not paying you for a picture of MY brain!
I don't even know if we need to take a picture of it as much as get the flare to go away. I won't take steroids and they know that. I won't take painkillers either. I swear I might have been able to give birth without any drugs I am so pain tolerant. I will never know, thank goodness. I did not have kids and I am not starting now.
Swedish is welcome to have my brain when I am done with it. I will have it put on ice with a fresh slice of lemon. It will be nothing like the brain of a famous person, just a woman who managed to get by somehow. If it helps to find the cure, assuming the cure is not found within my lifetime, I don't mind.
It's only a brain. -Alison Whiteman