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KirbyWirby

474d

I have terrible pain all the time in my back, hips, and knee. I've been using a cane for years but it doesn't seem to be enough anymore. Even with it, I can't walk or stand for more than ten minutes, and it really starts to hurt after two. I'm on SSI, so I can't really afford a power chair on my own, and I want to get a prescription for one. The issue with that is that I'm on Medicaid, so my GP is the local Urgent Care and the girl that sees me there doesn't really listen to me and always shrugs me off. Does anyone have any advice on how to get this prescription? If you've gotten one, and you have medicaid, what was the process like to actually gwt your chair?

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    • Pain_Warrior89

      472d

      @Oouchthathurts ahh you aren't in uk are you

    • Pain_Warrior89

      473d

      What's SSL?

      • Oouchthathurts

        473d

        @Pain_Warrior89 - social security (SSI)limited income. @KirbyWirby - I’d call the number on the back of your health card/ medicare card and speak to someone there. They can help you get a primary care set up or help you find where you get yourself a power chair.

        • Pain_Warrior89

          472d

          @Oouchthathurts ahh you aren't in uk are you

    • nsiberian

      473d

      Maybe a teaching type drs office? They usually have social workers there, maybe a salvation army,community action? I'm sure they are called something different everywhere. But salvation army and brain inj alliance should be near you??

    • Pain_Warrior89

      474d

      I didn't know you could get them n prescription, I saved and saved & bought a second hand one. Where in the world are you??

    • KirbyWirby

      474d

      I don't know who to reach out to in either case. I haven't done so before. Any tips?

    • nsiberian

      474d

      Are you able to talk to a social worker, or maybe a brain Injury alliance has a used one??

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