Sorry I didn’t get to this thread sooner. I’ve had a ton of medical issues in the past several months, both psychological (trauma-related) and physical. Losing my vision the other day, and being sent to a regional eye center has really frightened me.
My problem is that I went to see an eye specialist. I don’t have 100% proof (sorry for that) that I actually have sarcoidosis. It COULD be TB; (I did a stint at a fast-food restaurant a few months ago for extra cash, which resulted in a lot of hand injuries. I have 6 aquariums and one is infested with TB, so i could have gotten infected. Going to the health department today for a scratch test.) He is very tight-lipped about the implications of sarcoidosis, because it is not his area of specialty. He has suggested that since he cannot biopsy my macula, it will take a much more expensive series of tests and a lot of extra work to make a definitive diagnosis.
I wasn’t worried about possible sarcoidosis until I found out that it can be fatal. Having a different illness that can likely result in death, I think I panicked a bit and hastily created this thread.
I DO thank you guys, very much. This is a very valuable lesson for me, regardless of the outcome.
My husband is a trucker - he needs accidental death and dismemberment insurance.
I have no will, yet our home is in the name of my 79 year old mother and myself. I need a will and mortgage insurance.
Neither my husband, my mother, nor myself have life insurance. We should do something about that. (I seriously doubt I can get life insurance due to a certain health condition that I currently have.)
My husband and I are both 26 years old, and we’ve counted on our youth far too much.
So, I know the answer to my question.
Sarcoidosis means that my family should make plans to survive the demise of anyone in the family. And we should make plans to aquire medical insurance no matter what the cost.
My research into sarcoidosis shows that there is very little I can anticipate as far as this particular disease is concerned.
Thank you all, again.