Medical Expense / Gastos Medicos

Medical Expense / Gastos Medicos

From Monse Sepulveda

2 years my arms have hurt. Might have a diagnosis but it'll b expensive. Help me fund this final push! 2 años me han dolido los brazos. Puede q tenga un diagnostico pero saldra caro. Ayudame a pagar este ultimo gasto!

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Dear Friends,

As some of you know, on February 2015 I developed a strange ache on both of my arms. Recently, I was lucky to be referred to a doctor in Chile who specializes in a syndrome called Elhers Danlos (ED), a genetic condition that weakens connective tissue. It seems like I might have ED type 3, that is associated with hyper-flexibility. He prescribed some medication that might help. This was really good news as finally it seems I'm on the right track to getting answers. 

This January, I am travelling to the United States and was able to get an appointment with a neurologist who specializes in ED. This doctor will offer a second opinion that COULD confirm the diagnosis of ED type 3. More importantly, I want to make sure that the medication prescribed is indeed the appropriate one. 

This appointment costs US$ 345 plus a bunch of medical exams I need to get, coming to a total of US$700. 

I don't have an insurance in the US so I have to pay for this cash but I cannot miss this opportunity to finally have a clear answer. It would mean the world to me if you could help me fund this (hopefully, last) expense. 

Love!

Monse

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Querixs amigxs,

Como algunxs saben, en febrero del 2015 me comenzaron a doler ambos brazos de manera cronica. Recientemente, tuve la suerte que me refirieron a un doctor en Chile que se especializa en el sindrome Elhers Danlos (ED), una condicion genetica que debiliza el tejido conectivo. Parece ser que tengo ED tipo 3, que esta asociado a la hiperflexibilidad. El me dio unos remedios que podrian ayudar. Estas fueron buenas noticias porque parece que ya tengo una respuesta. 

Este enero, viajo a Estados Unidos y logre obtener una hora con un neurologo que se especializa en ED. Este doctor me va a poder una segunda opinion que PODRIA confirmar el diagnostico de ED tipo 3. Mas importante, me quiero asegurar que los remedios prescritos son los correctos. 

Esta consulta cuesta $345 dolares ($230.000 pesos chilenos) mas un monton de examenes medicos que me tengo que hacer, llegando a un total de $700 dolares ($470.000 pesos chilenos)

En Estados Unidos no tengo seguro asi que tengo que pagar como particular pero no me puedo perder esta oportunidad de tener una respuesta clara. Lo agradeceria enormemene si me pudieses ayudar a pagar este (ojala, ultimo) gasto medico. 

Abrazos!

Monse

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