I am Mo’ath, 27 years old, male from Jordan (google it if you don’t know it :) ).
I am a Ph.D Computer Engineering student. Lives in Nashville, Tennessee. I have been diagnosed with UC two years ago.
Some more about me:
I am a full time human. A graduate student, play Soccer, Play Playstation, I go to Gym, Hang out with friends, do lots f things, always can find the time to do things I like.
Current Colitis Symptoms:
I am stable these days. I am on Remicade since 6 months now.
Remicade and Health Insurance
I am Mo’ath, diagnosed with UC two years ago. I left my last work because of being very sick away from home in another country. I felt very bad at that time to think that I just wanna die, dont wanna work, play, study any more, I am just sick and very sick of being sick. But u all know, after we get better two months later after having lots of prednisolone pills, u finally get better.
I am always on Pentasa/Asacol, and take pridnisolone every time UC comes back. Till I become tired of Prednisolone and its side effects. They gave me Imuran, but did not work for me, brought me lots of blood problems that had me in the Hospital for 3 days, all blood test showed that Imuran did affect my body very bad, I stooped it immediately. Dr decided to go for Remicade, as I was not getting better for a long time.
I know Remicade has lots of side effects, but it is actually my cure now. I wish we all have the cure.
I am on Remicade now. Doctors say it is the last Med to be used now, after that they would need to remove the colon !!
Happily, I am stable after the fifth dose of Remicade. I have just moved to the United States, to do Ph.D Computer Engineering. I am supposed to get Health Insurance for International students in the US.
I have been checking the Insurance companies online, it seems that they would not cover an existing disease. Remicade is expensive, I don’t know how I can get the Remicade any more.
- Do they sell it cheaper for students?
- How you guys got the Remicade?
- Do you buy it? How much it is?
- What insurance would cover my Remicade?
Thank you all guys, hope we all get better soon :)
written by Mo’ath
submitted in the colitis venting area