I HAVE SERIOUS VEIN DISEASE WHICH IS VERY PAINFUL. BEEN TO THREE HOSPITALS AND WAS TOLD I HAD EDEMA! I was given prescriptions for Hydrochlorothiazide (water pills) which are not really working for me!. MY SYMPTOMS ARE WORST SO I WENT TO VEIN CLINICS OF AMERICA WHERE I RECEIVED A EXPERT AND INFORMED DIAGNOSIS OF SEVERE VEIN DISEASE. I MUST HAVE LASER SURGERY TO REMOVE THE COLLAPSED AND SWOLLEN VEINS IN MY LEGS. HOWEVER, THERE IS ONE REQUIREMENT! I MUST WEAR COMPRESSED PANTYHOSE FOR 12 WEEKS BEFORE I CAN HAVE THE SURGERY OF MY LEGS! The Doctor at Vein Clinics of America informed me that MEDICARE WILL NOT PAY FOR THE SURGERY UNLESS I WEAR THE COMPRESSED PANTYHOSE FOR 12 WEEKS! (In the meantime, I have to endure extreme muscle spasms and pain almost nightly!) THIS IS NOT FAIR...ESPECIALLY SINCE I'M GOING TO NEED SURGERY TO STOP THE PAIN AND PROBLEMS I'M HAVING WITH MY LEGS! This requirement should be outlawed by MEDICARE! I need to have the SURGERY NOW!
TO: AMERICAN PEOPLE WHO CARE, AND TO THOSE WHO HAVE MEDICARE!
Please sign my Petition to Change The Requirements For Treatment of Vein Disease! It is very vital and important that I receive Laser Surgery as soon as possible! If you or anyone you know have been informed by a doctor regarding MEDICARE RESTRICTIONS WHICH THE GOVERNMENT HAS IMPOSED ON DOCTORS, for payment of medical bills, WHEN TREATING PATIENTS WHO need immediate TREATMENT FOR THEIR PARTICULAR ILLNESS, please sign, share and support this Petition!
Ernestine Gwendolyn Standberry, President
of the International Prolife Federation
p.s. I'm in pain now as I type this Petition. Lately, it seems I'm
constantly having pain in my upper thighs and legs. I thank God
for VEIN CLINICS OF AMERICA i.e. Dr. Ethan M. Meisel, MD, FACEP and STAFF