My Name is Carrie Duc-Vegso. I am 42, married and have a 20-year-old daughter. I live in a suburb of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. I have had IBS for many years. It has progressed to such a severe case that I am completely disabled now. I can not work anymore and have been on 50% disability since I became really ill in 1994.
I have these symptoms: diarrhoea/constipation, fecal incontinence, nausea, vomiting, migraines, bloating abdominally, back pain that shoots down my legs, chest pain, lymph glands that swell up and tears in my spinchter muscle. This has been going on daily since 1994! I take 8 Gravol 50mg a day, perscribed, just to keep food down! I have so many medications perscribed to take that the side-effects from them alone, disable me.
IBS is not recognized that much yet. In Canada, it's even worse than in other countries. We're far behind in medical recognition of certain ailments as being potentially disabling.Now my private insurance company that has been paying my disability is trying to pass my case off to the Regie des Rentes du Quebec. Problem is the Regie has completely different criteria for describing "disabled". I was turned down and now the insurance is forcing me to appeal the Regie's decision. I make just above the level to be elidgible for Legal Aid and the Legal Aid doesn't consider your debts and the monthly payments you have to make on those, they only consider your income.So, what can I do to raise the funds I need to pay the $5,000.00 my lawyer says I'll need to pursue the appeal in court? I don't believe in donations. I don't know where else to turn except to try and help myself this way. So, I've come up with this. How about an exchange! I'll sell a page of family recipes that are super for a minimum of $1.00 plus $1.00 s&h. Sorry but this is Quebec and I have to charge QST and PST on this. :-( I'll accept whatever payment you think is fair as long as it is above $2.00 in total.