Getting Medically Necessary Surgery in the US?

It's been a while... As some of you know, I have been struggling with severe ongoing nausea and abdominal pain, fatigue, low grade fevers and other symptoms for almost two years. With recent consultation with a top specialist in the US, he thinks it is caused by my endometriosis and believes he can help me. Now my specialist here doesn't seem to think so, pushes continuous birth control pills that don't work and won't help me get BC Healthcare to pay for surgery with this other specialist (which has the potential to cure me). So now what? My quality of life is basically zero at this point and I am quickly reaching the end of my rope with this. I am desperate to start feeling better; I barely get through work each day and spend the rest of my time curled up in my bed unable to move and in tears. Do I keep doctor shopping until I find a GYN who will back me up (you need a specialist application in order to be considered for approval for coverage of out of country medical care) or is there anything else I can do? I can't do this anymore and I don't want to be stuck on the endless carousel of surgeries that I have been on in Canada. Any ideas? Thank you.

Hi Barbie; I'm sorry to hear

Hi Barbie;
I'm sorry to hear about your difficulties. I've heard there are specialists in the U.S. who are willing to put you on a payment plan. You're young, you have a job, and I'm sure, good credit. You could even qualify for a U.S. loan, especially since this is a medical issue. If I were you, I'd contact someone in the specialists office and ask. I'm sorry I couldn't be of more help. Smiling

Hi Barbie So sorry for all

Hi Barbie
So sorry for all your discomfort I had endo myself once
This is just a true story - not meant as a cure!
you bring back memories when I was a young mother I was diagnosed with endometriosis- the dr put me on birth control pills
He said it tricks the body to think it's pregnant and the tissues that are adhered to each other will separate -- OK did that for 3 months - wasn't sure it worked but hoped so

Dr forgot to mention that the pills make a woman extra fertile --so guess what-after the last month of pills, another son was conceived!
That was NOT my plan of course but it turned out ok [couldn't send him back LOL]
So my theory is that maybe becoming pregnant is one cure for endo

Never did get endo again after that
Can't imagine many women would want to get pregnant as a treatment though
Another wink.

Thank you both for your

Thank you both for your replies Smiling Unfortunately it is just way too much money for me to do on my own, likely well over $35,000 plus travel expenses. I've taken continuous birth control pills since my teens and they don't really do anything for the pain. Pregnancy (if one can actually even *get* pregnant in the first place) does not treat or prevent the disease. I have a new referral to a new gyn, so hopefully she helps me. I can't live like this.

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