Do You Think Having More Money Would Improve Your Health? How?

Do You Think Having More Money Would Change Your Health?

  • Yes

    Votes: 46 88.5%
  • No

    Votes: 6 11.5%

  • Total voters
    52

Folk

Well-Known Member
I've always wondered about what difference would money make for people with CFS/ME or similar diseases.
Apart from not having to work and being able to rest more. Do you think money would change your condition? How?

I mean there's stuff like Rituximab going on, and we'll only have the results in 2017 (and that will still be the start of the journey). So would you try stuff like that if money wasn't a problem? And if that didn't help, try other experimental treatments util find one that does the trick?
Or perhaps going to ME specialist after ME specialist or something like that and see what they have to offer?
 

Cort

Founder of Health Rising and Phoenix Rising
Staff member
I do think having the money to see a variety of specialists would help. I'll bet it could help a lot. I haven't seen a doctor in about 15 years! I would really pursue the nutrition/supplement end and the gut. I would do a lot of juicing. I would try acupuncture again. I would pursue bodywork. I would do it all at once....do everything I could to push my body into health.

I don't know if I would try things that have big downsides. I don't know if I would try major drugs, but I would try a lot of things with smaller upsides :)

Thanks for the question and the poll.
 

Nancy olson

Member
I want a warm endless saltwater pool, 95 degress of heaven. I used to go to one but cant after they banned me due to anaphylaxic reaction to someones scented lotion. Yup i hav mcs.
Organic food, help to clean me and my home. OMG clean sheets every day.....a Chef! a baker a suchi maker
I would be lkie the Kocks and write bills to outlaw all harmful chemicals from all products.
I would buy Monsato and then shut it down. And Dow and Avon
That was fun now back to cleaning the house.
 

J William M Tweedie

Well-Known Member
There is no doubt about it. Thank the stars I live in Canada and have the support of the government. I am unable to work which is the greatest frustration. My life has been productive full throttle until this affliction slowly ground me to a halt. My food choices are very limited especially now as I'm going gluten free (cost and availability); trips to the larger grocery stores are becoming less frequent as they have knocked me down for a week or so at a time. I own a small amount of stock in a biotech company (PVCT) which will pove to be a big winner by the end of this year or early next and I live for the little freedom it will give me to relieve the pressure of the little things until I find a way back to my old self. Keep hoping!
 

Cort

Founder of Health Rising and Phoenix Rising
Staff member
There is no doubt about it. Thank the stars I live in Canada and have the support of the government. I am unable to work which is the greatest frustration. My life has been productive full throttle until this affliction slowly ground me to a halt. My food choices are very limited especially now as I'm going gluten free (cost and availability); trips to the larger grocery stores are becoming less frequent as they have knocked me down for a week or so at a time. I own a small amount of stock in a biotech company (PVCT) which will pove to be a big winner by the end of this year or early next and I live for the little freedom it will give me to relieve the pressure of the little things until I find a way back to my old self. Keep hoping!
Good luck William on that biotech stock!
 

simmie

New Member
Most definitely! Being in Canada, divorced with no sources of income (have been told by 6 drs. that I should not work), having money would help immeasurably. I could then have physio, massage, warm pool therapy, etc., etc. If you don't have insurance, nothing is covered here anymore.
 

San Diego

Well-Known Member
Money could change my situation in all of the aforementioned ways, but even more importantly, I would use it to open a sort of Bed and Breakfast near a major ME/CFS treatment center. (think organic, no chemicals, soundproofed rooms, and staff to attend to small and large needs of this special population). There, I would welcome those patients unable to afford the travel expenses associated with care. In doing so, purpose would be restored to my life and the camaraderie around the fire pit would be priceless!
 

Who Me?

Well-Known Member
I'm in the US and even with insurance and some financial help, there isn't much left to do some of the things I could benefit from. Like someone to clean.

@J William M Tweedie, I am basically housebound. If I can't get it online then I don't get it. I don't know if you have Amazon there but they have a subscribe and save program and I got a lot of gluten free stuff from them for a reasonable price. It's monthly deliveries with free shipping and prices are way lower than markets.

My grocery delivery store finally has gluten free stuff but it's always out of stock or too expensive. But I'd never be able to get food without delivery so....
 

Who Me?

Well-Known Member
Money could change my situation in all of the aforementioned ways, but even more importantly, I would use it to open a sort of Bed and Breakfast near a major ME/CFS treatment center. (think organic, no chemicals, soundproofed rooms, and staff to attend to small and large needs of this special population). There, I would welcome those patients unable to afford the travel expenses associated with care. In doing so, purpose would be restored to my life and the camaraderie around the fire pit would be priceless!
I think they should make some kind of island for us like the did the lepers. We could be in some tropical place with low humidity, staff to take care of all our needs and top notch medical care. I'd sign up in a heart beat.

It could happen!
 

San Diego

Well-Known Member
I think they should make some kind of island for us like the did the lepers. We could be in some tropical place with low humidity, staff to take care of all our needs and top notch medical care. I'd sign up in a heart beat.

It could happen!
We'll need to order lounge chairs in bulk!
 

jewelll

New Member
I've always wondered about what difference would money make for people with CFS/ME or similar diseases.
Apart from not having to work and being able to rest more. Do you think money would change your condition? How?

I mean there's stuff like Rituximab going on, and we'll only have the results in 2017 (and that will still be the start of the journey). So would you try stuff like that if money wasn't a problem? And if that didn't help, try other experimental treatments util find one that does the trick?
Or perhaps going to ME specialist after ME specialist or something like that and see what they have to offer?
I have great medical coverage in Canada, have had FM/ME/CFS since 1985 and believe me I have tried bodywork, naturopaths, nutritionists, physicians, specialists, top drugs for fm. Which has all cost me a great deal. I believe that if unlimited accupunture, physiotherapy, massage, chiropractic , cognitive counselling were available I may be able to live comfortably, without drugs and doctors and always searching for a cure. PS I don't work daily.
 

Beckyterr

Member
Money would let me take the physical therapy that my Pain Management doctor wants me to take. I have insurance but the cay is $40 per visit, so no therapy for me. It would also allow my to have a rheumatologist as my primary physician for my FM/ME/CFS. Under my insurance, a specialist is a $50 copay, so I can only afford to see the Pain Management Doctor each month. Would be nice to be able to afford the proper care.
 

Cort

Founder of Health Rising and Phoenix Rising
Staff member
I'm in the US and even with insurance and some financial help, there isn't much left to do some of the things I could benefit from. Like someone to clean.

@J William M Tweedie, I am basically housebound. If I can't get it online then I don't get it. I don't know if you have Amazon there but they have a subscribe and save program and I got a lot of gluten free stuff from them for a reasonable price. It's monthly deliveries with free shipping and prices are way lower than markets.

My grocery delivery store finally has gluten free stuff but it's always out of stock or too expensive. But I'd never be able to get food without delivery so....
Shameless Plug: if you buy through Health Rising's Amazon.com store we get from 4-8% of each purchase. (If you already have stuff in your cart you have to remove it first) - http://www.cortjohnson.org/supporting-health-rising/amazon-com-stores/
 

Cintia

New Member
Absolutely.
I can't work more than 2 or 3 hours a week, so there is no way I can generate a decent income. My husband has to pay for my things and the loan i had to ask for in order to create my company, which is the only way i can stay productive.

This situation is highly stressful for both of us, my anxiety levels are incredible and we are currently living at his parents...

Money would take away all this stress and a very big part of my depression and anxiety, which I, as a CFS patient, tolerate very poorly.

So my answer is YES, money may not bring you happiness, but as I always say, this is not an illness for the poor. I'm sure wealthier people can have a pretty normal life with it (except for bedbound patients of course)
 
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