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emilyjean

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I am writing to call everyone to action that uses this site. Michael more is releasing a film at the end of this month called Sicko and we should all go and see it. I have had so many problems getting health care coverage because of preexisting conditions. I am too sick to work and the health bills are piling up. I am sure many of you can relate. There are so many things we can do to make a difference. We can write to our congressmen, the press, and tell our friends. Thank you for your time!


Em

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Yes, I must say that here in Canada things are not perfect with the healthcare system...we still have waiting lists and many places have doctor shortages, but when I hear some of the horror stories from American acquaintances who have stayed sick and in pain due to the complete absence of care for them in the States, I think we've got things pretty good. I look forward to seeing Michael Moore's film.


Emily

diagnosed type one diabetic 1973

diagnosed celiac winter 2005

diagnosed hypothyroid spring 2006

But healthy and happy! 253.gif

11 year-old Son had negative blood panel, but went on gluten-free diet of his own volition to see if his concentration would improve, his temper abate, and his energy level would increase. Miraculous response!

The great are great only because we are on our knees.

--Pierre Joseph Proudhon (1809-1865)

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Thank you for posting about this!!! This is so important because our healthcare is SSSOOO BAD!!!! I can't even tell you enough bad stories about medical, etc. Also, I know many people think Michael Moore is a radical, left-winged guy, but according to my brother, he is actually being really central-grounded for this movie. He represents both sides of every view point, so I think it is REALLY IMPORTANT people go and see this. Even for those of you who are lucky enough to have good healthcare...can you support others who aren't as lucky, by going and seeing it? Thank you!! :)

Kassandra


Dairy/Casein Free- March 2007

Gluten Free- May 2007

Soy Free- August 2007

Sugar Free- January 2008

Starch Free- January 2008

Egg Free (again!)- February 2008

Sulfur Free- May 2008

Dx'd Lyme Disease and co-infections- December 2007

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Thank you for posting about this!!! This is so important because our healthcare is SSSOOO BAD!!!! I can't even tell you enough bad stories about medical, etc. Also, I know many people think Michael Moore is a radical, left-winged guy, but according to my brother, he is actually being really central-grounded for this movie. He represents both sides of every view point, so I think it is REALLY IMPORTANT people go and see this. Even for those of you who are lucky enough to have good healthcare...can you support others who aren't as lucky, by going and seeing it? Thank you!! :)

Kassandra

I'm so excite you feel the same way. I've done some research on the film as well and it's apparent he is being less radical. I'm excited to see the film. If you go to his website you can find out ways to help change the health care system for the better. You can also tell your health care horror story and they will use it to convince government officials of the health care crisis we're in!


Em

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Well if the US govt runs national healthcare the way they run the Veterans Administration health care we are all in trouble. They cannot run healthcare. Count me out and keep me on a private plan. The Veterans Administration is the FIRST group who misdiagnosed my husband and called him a drug-addict, when he was only sick with celiac. I for one am not impressed with the govt. handling anything to do with health.


Husband has Celiac Disease and

Husband misdiagnosed for 27 yrs -

The misdiagnosis was: IBS or colitis

Mis-diagnosed from 1977 to 2003 by various gastros including one of the largest,

most prestigious medical groups in northern NJ which constantly advertises themselves as

being the "best." This GI told him it was "all in his head."

Serious Depressive state ensued

Finally Diagnosed with celiac disease in 2003

Other food sensitivities: almost all fruits, vegetables, spices, eggs, nuts, yeast, fried foods, roughage, soy.

Needs to gain back at least 25 lbs. of the 40 lbs pounds he lost - lost a great amout of body fat and muscle

Developed neuropathy in 2005

Now has lymphadema 2006It is my opinion that his subsequent disorders could have been avoided had he been diagnosed sooner by any of the dozen or so doctors he saw between 1977 to 2003

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