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    Well It turns out that my car needed new tires... it would have cost me about $400. Jamen's (my bf) best frined works for BMW. They were closing the dealership so he had all this free stuff. He told Jamen he had 4 tires for me...Brand new!!! That was awsome news. Jamen and Steve drove my car last night to Steve's job and were changing my tires. I thought all was going well then the phone call came....

    Jamen called and said. "ok we got some good news and bad news... The tires went on awsome. But your centercaps were rusted out and cracked so we have to buy new ones. Also when I was driving your car everytime I hit a bump you car would bounce for like 10mins. Meaning you neeed new shocks and struts. And my front headlight is out." AHHHHH He told me he would find out how much all that would cost. I got the call as I was walking into work. He said it's bad... to buy the parts from mitsubishi it would cost around $400-$500!!! I'm really upset b/c yea I dont have to do everything right now but 1. It's not safe to drive the car like that b/c it's swaying and it's making a clanging sound when you hit a bump. But I dont have $500 to spent on freeking shocks and struts!!!
    I swear it's like once my life starts to be ok and I take one step foward it's like I have to take 3 steps back. I'm so aggrivated right now. I know most of you think $500, that's not a big deal. But for me and living and providing for myself and all the bills I have I just cant afford it right now. I wish my mom and dad would just be nice to me and pay for it but that will never happen. They hate me. It's really hard for me to save money. Now I'm just at a complete loss. Sorry for being so negative but sometimes life its just way to hard for me. It's like nothing ever goes right for me. Well see how it goes. Jamen said he would see if his friend Steve could get a mechanic's discount on everything.
    Thank you for listening and sorry for babbling...


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    Dxd with IC in June '06

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    • #3
      Oh no Rachel, I'm so sorry! I know how you feel, I have four kids at home so to me $500 sounds like a lot to. My hubby and I always feel like we get ahead of the game for a minute only to have something happen that gets us behind. I know that this is not the best option but do you have a credit card that you could charge it on? I try to have a credit card available with some money on it for emergencies like this and then you can just pay some of it off every month. I'm sure things will turn around again for you soon, my hubby and I always seem to make it work somehow or another.

      I have been diagnoised for 6 1/2 years now. I have taken a long break from the ICN but really miss helping out my fellow IC patients and want to get back into posting.
      1st hydro 4/07 showed no visible signs of IC but tons of mast cells in all my biopsy samples which did prove IC.
      2nd hydro 4/13/09 showed dark purple glomerulations and I had a capacity of 450 cc's. This hydro proved that my IC had progressed.
      I have tried every oral medication as well as rescue instills and DMSO.

      I have been lucky enough to see Dr Hanno, the top IC specialist in PA who has told me due to the fact that I have not responded to any "standard" treatments that I have a severe, end stage case of IC with a horrible quality of life (didn't have to tell me that last part!)

      Proud wifey of Shane, mommy to Griffin, and step-mom to Logan and Gage
      Also proud mom to the best Bullmastiff on earth, Claus


      • #4
        I do have a credit card but I went on a shopping spree a couple weeks ago and charged money on it. I'm near my limit with the card so I cant charge it. I'm almost thinking of getting a small personal loan but i dont know if I want to do that. It's supposed to be good for your credit. I could swing it with cash but it's depressing to know I'm almost left broke. Scary thought... I wish I could win the lottery, lol or fast foward to a part of my life where I will have enough money to do things like that. I going to have to take the money out of my vacation fund. I guess I'm never gunna get to go on vacation.

        Dance like no one is watching
        Love like you've never been hurt
        Live today like it's your last

        Dxd with IC in June '06


        • #5
          If its one think, its another...hope things get better. Thinking of you...PM me if you need to vent!
          IC diagnosed officially via cysto/urodynamics 1/26/07

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          • #6
            Rachel- $500.00 is a lot of money any way you look at it!! Whether you live by yourself or you have a family with small kids or adult children living at home paying rent, with this illness and all that is associated with it, medications and all money is very tight.


            • #7
              Hopefully your friend will be able to get a mechanics discount at an auto parts store. If not, its still cheaper to buy the parts yourself then have someone put them on the car for you. Another option would be to go to a junk yard and search for the parts you need. You'd be amazed at what you can find on junked cars.

              Dont fret over this too much..its really not worth the effort. I've learned to just roll with the punches, and believe it or not, its alot easier to let things roll than to spend the energy worrying.
              It'll all work out for you.

              Feel better...
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              • #8
                I'm sorry you have all this stress on you right now, it can't be helping your IC either.

                I can easily remember the days when laying my hands on $100 was nearly impossible. It is a big deal. But you need a safe car. I know you want to go on vacation (heaven knows, I can relate to that!), but sometimes you have to balance needs against wants. I know I probably sound like your mother or something, but really, I just don't like to think of you driving around in an unsafe car.

                You will save the vacation money again, and the time will come when you'll be more financially stable. Just try to roll with things right now. Life is too short to spend all our energy on worrying.
                Je vous souhaite de la joie, de la bonne santée, et tout ce qu'il y a de bon dans la vie.
                Wishing you happiness and good health, and all the best out of life.

                Peace, Carolyn

                Laura (11), Susannah (12 1/2) and Maman (that's me!), North Wildwood NJ, September 2007

                On the Beach with IC


                • #9
                  Yes, $500 is a lot of money, when you are pain docs and trying to put food, clothing and shelter over your head as well. Debt is a bad deal, but credit cards can be a life saver if handled correctly. Every woman needs a savings account and credit in her own name. Suze Orman's website might have some good information and make you feel a little better.


                  I am sorry about all the work coming at once on your car.