How Do You Like Needles?
Posted 02 June 2005 - 01:42 AM
Posted 14 June 2005 - 10:31 PM
I know how you feel! I have Neurologist check-ups about every six months and it generally results in a need for an EEG. There goes another $600AU . My Parents don't seem to mind. I have an allowance of $20AU a week (to buy bus ticket; whatever is left over is mine). I don't generally ask for anymore money but Mum can tell if I need some! I do work for as a JRA at the local university a couple of times a week ($5AU an hour) and I've applied for a job at our local supermarket so I feel as if I'm not asking for money (or feeling guilty when I spend it). I also find if I make dinner a couple of nights a week, and do a little extra help around the house during the week they don't mind paying for school trips etc.
Hope that helped a little
Posted 17 June 2005 - 09:47 AM
Posted 05 July 2005 - 12:56 PM
Posted 05 July 2005 - 03:55 PM
Diagnosed with Celiac Disease in March 2004
Postitive tTg Blood Test, December 2003
Positive Biopsy, March 3, 2004
Posted 05 July 2005 - 04:47 PM
That's what I do...I'm babysitting two nights this week and one next week... it adds up
I babysat when I was 13 to make money. Some fast food joints will hire 13 year olds around here, but it is rare.
Posted 04 August 2005 - 10:22 PM
I don't know about you guys, but I'm too sick to work and make money to pay for the doctors' stuff. It's one of those horrible situations! All I know is that if you need to see a doctor, you go and see one. Don't feel badly about it. Health is soooo important.
I am finally going to an acupuncturist... which is big bucks. I have allowed my family to invest though because I think it will help. Then later, when I'm rich and famous (just kidding) I'll be able to pay them back.
I am going to help my mom out when she is older and I have a job, and she's helping me out right now. It will be a fair-ish trade eventually... So that's how I sleep at night.
I hate needles too... I have horror stories from my first blood draws! But I'm fine now... practice makes perfect.
Okay, sorry to ramble.
Dixon, California (near Sacramento)
18 years old
Diagnosed by blood and biopsy Nov. 2004
gluten-free since Nov. 2004
continual digestive problems
Crohn's disease diagnosed 1/8/06
Posted 05 August 2005 - 07:50 PM
Posted 05 August 2005 - 09:02 PM
It gets better, I swear. Don't feel bad or guilty for being sick. It's not your fault. And kids exist for parents to spend money on. It's just life.
It all comes round in the end, because after a while when you're older you'll start helping them out and it all goes round full circle.
I agree with the help out around the house comments, that always made me feel better when I was a teenager, like I was contributing.
Be strong, and be happy.
Inconclusive Biopsy 7/20/05
gluten-free since 7/23/05
Never felt better.
"So here's us, on the raggedy edge, come a day when there won't be room for naughty men like us to slip about at all. - Malcolm Reynolds"
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