I never thought
I would be able to do this. But I feel it needs to be said.
First my name is
Roanna and I am a divorced 39 year old from Indianapolis.
I was a single
mom for about 7 or 8 years and I concentrated on working and
raising my kids. Then at the end of 1994 I got a job offer
to go to southern Ind. to manage a gas station and turn it
around. So I found someone to keep my kids temporarily and
went down to start a life. After a month I had my first trailer
and my kids were with me. Then I met a man who begged me to
go out with him and evetually I did, fell in love and got
About a year later,
I got a cyst under my left breast and the docs did outpatient
surgery I was fine. we had some rough times and I lost my
job, so I went to the blood bank and sold my plasma. After
the second time there, I got a letter telling me to contact
them there was something wrong with the blood and I needed
to talk to the counselor there. Lo and behold I was informed
I had hepc and needed to go to a doc. But with no insurance,
and a husband who kept whining he didn't think he had to work
to survive, I let it go. I freaked out the first day and went
and got drunk and cried all night.
My husband refused
to get a blood test and to this day hasn't been tested. Anyway,
for about a year, I still worked and tried to pay bills, he
finally got a minimum wage job to help. At low income I got
welfare and medicaid so I got the referral to a gastro and
started treatment on interferon shots.
Boy I was sick
and no support from him at all. He continued to drink and
whine, but I was strong and thought love can pull us through.
I went through the shots and found out I was a non-responder,
by then they had the combo therapy out. So we tried that one
for 6 months and still no response. The gastro at the time
said since our calculations are that I hadn't had the hep
for very long I didnt need a liver biopsy, and I was still
uniformed of info about this dragon. So I didnt get one.
My medicaid got
cut off because he got a decent job and I couldn't continue
with treatment. After a couple more years, I was having bad
back problems, and was off work from so I got welfare again
and tax time thank god got a computer and met my heppo family.
What a grand day!! I had been living in a fantasy land, my
father-in law passed away and the husband inherited 35 acres
of woods with house and lake etc. After a year and a half,
he decided he hated the kids and wanted a divorce and threw
us out, so he could party and drink all time with his friends.
I about lost it
then and came close to a nervous break down but I pulled through
it and am trying to get a life again. I had to ship my kids
to family because of no where to go and finally got a house
to rent and an adopted 23 year old daughter who works and
supports me until I can get through the process of disability
So far been denied
once, but have been told thats normal. I will fight for it
and I will fight this dragon too. I love my heppo family and
with their love and god's love, things will get better. I
have faith that I was saved from the ex for someone who will
love me for me and it will happen.
God bless everyone
with this cross to bear and I am available at any time. I
will always be here to help anyway I possilbly can. I have
met some wonderful people here. My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org
feel free to contact me.
I will be here.
Love to all, Roanna
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