I am old and crippled up

Posted by okwrangler @okwrangler, Jun 29 11:44am

I am 75. I can not sit, stand, or walk. I can not ride in a car. I can find no one NO ONE to help me. I worked all my life and ow I am crippled up and can not do anything. Doctors will not help me, the VA will not help me, Medicare will not help me, AARP will not help me. Right now I am just trying to find some organization that will help me get back up on my feet. Anybody got any ideas? Thank you for reading my gripe.

Hello @okwrangler Welcome to MayoClinicConnect. We’re a group of individuals who try to help others thru their health journey with information and what worked or didn’t work for us..I’m going to ask @artist01 and @ess77 if they will join our discussion o what they have done in similar situations.
Let me first ask a question, if you don’t mind. When you ask for help from these organizations, what kind of help are you looking for? Maybe you could tell us more about yourself!
Becky

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@okwrangler, @ess77 and @becsbuddy. Hello there, Wrangler. It sounds like you're in a pretty bad way. Many of us have been in similar situations, but before we can offer you any ideas, we need to more specifically what your issues are. We hear you when you tell us you can't sit, stand, walk or ride in a car, but we need more detail as to why. Do you have any specific diagnoses yet?
Please know that the people you'll meet at Mayo Clinic Connect are here to help you. By best wishes, Laurie

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@becsbuddy

Hello @okwrangler Welcome to MayoClinicConnect. We’re a group of individuals who try to help others thru their health journey with information and what worked or didn’t work for us..I’m going to ask @artist01 and @ess77 if they will join our discussion o what they have done in similar situations.
Let me first ask a question, if you don’t mind. When you ask for help from these organizations, what kind of help are you looking for? Maybe you could tell us more about yourself!
Becky

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Really, I would like to find some kind of therapy to get me back upright and walkind. I haved tried for years to get my back worked on but no one will. Doctors just want to put me on pills.

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I do not know what went through and what did not.

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@okwrangler

Really, I would like to find some kind of therapy to get me back upright and walkind. I haved tried for years to get my back worked on but no one will. Doctors just want to put me on pills.

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Some pills are good depending on what they are and what they are for. What pills has your doctor said that you should try?
Have you asked for a referral for physical therapy? Medicare/Medicaid should cover the cost. Are you needing PT at home or are you able to go to them?
Can you please tell us a little more about yourself? We would love to help but need to know more about you

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@okwrangler

Really, I would like to find some kind of therapy to get me back upright and walkind. I haved tried for years to get my back worked on but no one will. Doctors just want to put me on pills.

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Have you gone to a chiropractor? They have really helped me over the years with a wide variety of issues.

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@nla4625

Have you gone to a chiropractor? They have really helped me over the years with a wide variety of issues.

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Yes, I wet to chiropractor for years. He did me some good, but today, I can not walk or crawl to get to a car. to get to a office. Thank you

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I am sorry buy when I try to reply to questions, the website will not allow me to post it.

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@becsbuddy

Some pills are good depending on what they are and what they are for. What pills has your doctor said that you should try?
Have you asked for a referral for physical therapy? Medicare/Medicaid should cover the cost. Are you needing PT at home or are you able to go to them?
Can you please tell us a little more about yourself? We would love to help but need to know more about you

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Yes, I have tried many different drugs.  None really helped the pain, and some made me crazy.  I don't like crazy drugs.I went to the hospital one time for therapy.  no offense but after three days I realized that I was in therapy for stroke patients.  I did a lot of therapy, it cost a lot of money, but it did not really help me.Today I am just not able to go anywhere.
I live on a 4 X 8 section of my living room floor.  I eat, sleep, watch TV, and live on this spot.
Thank You

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okwrangler
Can you be specific as to why you can’t sit, stand, walk or ride in a car?
Why did you have 3 brain surgeries?
As far as your back is concerned have you consulted with a neurosurgeon or Orthopedic surgeon?
Do you have any other type of health issues that may preclude you from doing the things you mentioned?
What caused your paralysis?
Jake

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@jakedduck1

okwrangler
Can you be specific as to why you can’t sit, stand, walk or ride in a car?
Why did you have 3 brain surgeries?
As far as your back is concerned have you consulted with a neurosurgeon or Orthopedic surgeon?
Do you have any other type of health issues that may preclude you from doing the things you mentioned?
What caused your paralysis?
Jake

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I can not sit, stand or walk because of severe back pain. The longer I sit or stand,the more I sit or stand the more it hurts. Sorry, I have never had a brain surgery.Yes, I have seen neurosurgeon.They just won't help.I have a right leg that just seems to turn off sometimes.. This causes me to fall.

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