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Old 06-02-2018, 02:19 PM
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Exclamation So heres a question..cordis trapeze ivc filter

I Messaged the Mod(s) on this, I've yet to receive a response.. (Maybe they are "over-worked/booked").. Asking permission..
So I'm going to post..
Some of you Folks MAY very well know what's going on , it maybe happening to YOU...

I had a Optiease ICV filter "inserted/installed" back in the Late 2000(s)..
My understanding it was to be "retrieved" upon response to blood thinners, AKA Warfarin (Rat poison).. My understanding recently,
Only thing it DID NOT get removed, or anything by the "Doctors" Vascular Surgeon(s) here in My area..
I HAD TO get a FOIA request to get the Medical records on this "particular" procedure & WHAT exactly they had inserted into My body.. I obtained recently
Hence My NOW newly found knowledge, of exactly what is inside My Vena Cava..
NO Vascular Surgeons here in Wilmington , NC will touch Me with a ten foot pole..
In fact in front of My Family, While admitted into New Hanover hospital, I was told too my face,
I will NOT do any procedures on you as it will be a bloody mess
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Then , released from the hospital with instructions to go to Duke Hospital..
My "Doc" up there Did NOT know what he was dealing with the first time...
NOW, I have the "records" to give Him to Hopefully know what to do, or treatment..
Seems this filter, was one of many, with a Label for "surgeons", only it is inserted/installed BACKWARDS & there's been at least 2 recalls on these..
Links here.. research more on your own.. --> cordis trapeze ivc filter
https://www.schmidtlaw.com/cordis-op...filter-recall/
https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scrip....cfm?id=122464
https://www.aboutlawsuits.com/cordis...-recall-51708/
I know of least 2 recalls, I was never notified..
So here I sit,, in so much pain it's crazy, Since the 'Special friends" thing I participated in ,, My "legs & feet" have "blowed up"..
I almost cannot walk, (hardly) , even with My legs "elevated" and compression stockings on..
I have a appointment at Duke Hospital, I strongly suspect I'll be admitted for treatment, ASAP..
I have insurance, thank the Lord..
Though here is My pickle...
I NEED to get there, using My own transportation.. (With My Misses as She isn't going to set at the house while this is going on)…
I HOPE you Guys (and Gals can understand this)
So I'm asking for a "rattle" in My Tin cup in gas funds & Possibly a Hotel stay for My Misses While I HOPEFULLY get "fixed"..

I'm NOT a "begger" but I've tried to sell a number of things, (like computer parts) it isn't going well, or Folks want "something for nothing"... (Like My brand new house generator).. I paid 800.00 for yet getting quotes like 300, (Or less), or so.. I'm NOT going for that neither is the Misses.. not with .04 hours on it..
I'll post the Appointment sheet & a picture of what My legs & feet look like..
I'm NOT trying to "scam" anyone..
I need to make this appointment.. Gas & parking "fees" for Duke & possibly a Hotel stay for the Misses as I get treatment..
YES, I tried churches/social services and the like, and NO Help there...
I want to get back fishing/gardening/taking care of My yard etc,, getting My health back!
My PayPal address is "acasteen@ec.rr.com", feel free to just drop a dollar or 2 or ten..
MODS I DiD send a message & ask
Docs & picture attached..

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Old 06-02-2018, 02:35 PM
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The "blood" is where a vein busted outta my Toe,, (no kidding),,
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Old 06-02-2018, 03:25 PM
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hard to believe people do not have friends and family to lean on if they cannot afford to get their medical problems taken care of with insurance in place.
asking strangers for help is strange to me
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Old 06-02-2018, 03:42 PM
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I don't have "family", (Mine are passed on, As is the Misses), We have "daughters" but,, they are "struggling" also.. While I hardly have Many "friends"... (I keep to myself a lot) ,, Those "friends", I do have, truly are not friends or reside in areas as "poor" as I am.. Sorry, I reside on the Wrong side of the tracks here in town..
In another thread, (A Job thread) I was looking or looking forward to moving AND getting a decent paying Job..
I don't drink AND..
I DO NOT do drugs..
Just a Guy & His Wife, "trying" to Improve Our lives...
THIS is a MAJOR set-back..
I have the D& E Dodge dealership here in town, HOPING I can get "fixed", (They asked Me to APPLY!), so I can go work for them,, along with several lil Mom & Pop Mechanic shops here in town..
Again, this is a Major Setback for Me & The Misses..
I'm just in the position where I NEED Gas funds & Hotel stay for the Misses..
I'm sorry guys & Gals for asking..
AT LEAST I have insurance!
Sincerely..
David Brandenburg..

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Old 06-03-2018, 10:31 AM
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bump please...
Anyone have ANY questions feel free to ask...
As I said, just need Gas fund(s) from Wilmington/Duke Hospital/ and back, possibly a Hotel stay For Wife.. If I'm admitted..
(3 or 4 Days Max is what I understand it will be If I'm "admitted", on the 29th..)
I honestly Wish I didn't have to Ask like this
Pride & Ego and all that...

God Bless everyone..
David..
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Old 06-03-2018, 11:09 AM
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Sorry to hear about your woes..

i bet your wife will be able to stay in your hospital room... ask...
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Old 06-03-2018, 11:38 AM
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Sorry to hear about your woes..

i bet your wife will be able to stay in your hospital room... ask...
Not sure about Dukes Hospitals Policies.. I'll call & ask tomorrow...
At ANY Rate...
I receive SSA, (no food stamps, NO other .Fed Government benefits) just the insurance that comes with it..
All things being Equal, anyone knows that RENT, here in Wilm. N.C. is , OMG.... Lets say, skyrocketed in the last few years..
I'm on a very tight "budget".. After rent/Lights/Utilities, SCREW the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority ! , I Barley scrape by every month..
We "cut the cable cord" reducing outgoing bills at every possible avenue.. (except internet We are on the Lowest tier..) Which I kept because Step-daughter needs it for "CFCC", (She (WAS) ,, taking classes to become a X-Ray tech).. AND NO She don't have a Job either.. Just recently moving out earlier last month... (INTO/With her GIRL FRIEND up near Raleigh,,.. UUUUGGGGHHHHH) (yeah that), wasn't "aware until "it" Happened"... (I often wondered WHY She didn't have "boyfriends"), Came as a complete surprise to ME and the Misses.. OMG...
No Misses doesn't work, She had a STROKE right about this time last year..
I'm "lucky" to have 40.00 extra dollars per month for Fishing.. NO, I've NOT been fishing all year yet!
AND have to "renew" MY DL's on Monday... that's 40.00 right there, (thanks N.C.)..
Anyhoo, If ANYONE is inclined to help at least with Gas expenses,, It HONESTLY, I would would be GREATLY, thankful.. I did the MapQuest guess-a-mate thing... Round trip,, is about, (with current Gas prices) about 100.00.. So I'm NOT trying to "scam" anyone.. I just absolutely NEED to make this trip there & back...
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Old 06-03-2018, 11:41 AM
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^^^^
Yes I've been checking Mal-practice / Lawsuits & the like..
I maybe at the end of "Statue of Limitations" here in N.C.. I dunno as I had to do the FOIA thing for those Medical records..
As far as the Manufacture of the ICV filters? I'm working/researching it..
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Hey, did you check put programs such as Host Homes or the like?

Pretty sure Duke has a Host Homes program as I am pretty sure one of my best buds stayed in one when he had to stay with his lady for medical procedures.

They are private homes located close to Duke that allow you to stay for free while getting medical treatment.

Also, most hotels in medical areas will give you a reduced rate to stay when you show them you are staying there for access to Duke Medical. Call and ask.


I am away from my home computer at the moment and on a tablet and don't have access to my paypal account password. I'll send you some money when I get home to my computer and can log in to paypal.

I never just sent someone money on Paypal. I bought stuff, but the sellers always requested money. So if for some reason it doesn't go through I'll get back to you for you to request money from my paypal.

Keep your chin up man. The Universe will provide.

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Old 06-03-2018, 04:27 PM
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Originally Posted by 99yam40 View Post
hard to believe people do not have friends and family to lean on if they cannot afford to get their medical problems taken care of with insurance in place.
asking strangers for help is strange to me
your response is more in line with dickish, I don’t understand the kick a guy when he’s down approach
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thanks BayRunnerG I wasn't aware of those.. Again I'll be calling Duke,, tomorrow after I get my DL's renewed in the morning..
After some of this great & awesome information provided by THT members,, (I wasn't aware of)..
Now mostly I just need Gas funding.. there & back..
(that's not asking for much I hope)..
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Originally Posted by willie g View Post

your response is more in line with dickish, I don’t understand the kick a guy when he’s down approach
I guess you sent money to him and capt Nate during Harvey too.
why dont you set up a go fund me page for him if you feel it is needed
I bet he would like $20K if you could get that for him
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Originally Posted by 99yam40 View Post
I guess you sent money to him and capt Nate during Harvey too.
why dont you set up a go fund me page for him if you feel it is needed
I bet he would like $20K if you could get that for him
if this and Nate are on the same page with you, you need need to keep every thought you ever get to your self
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Had a THT member contact Me..
Upon my arrival Will, (If I'm admitted) will pick-up & take My vehicle, & put up My Misses for a few Days if necessary to avoid parking fees..
THANK YOU & your Family SIR! , yes, spoke to HIS wife, Misses & His Wife shared a conversation..
He is a King Fisherman that frequents Our area(s) here.. in Wilmington..
He comes here a few times a year, I'll share MY extra space, I've got extra room ( since step-Daughter moved out) for Him & his boat, to avoid Him renting a Hotel here, (Hotel prices are crazy during Tourion season)..
Owner of a HAVC company in the area of Durham..
I thought there was still a good few Folks out there...
Now, ALL I'm lacking is Gas monies to get there & back...
sincerely DAVID..

EDIT.. Folks please don't get into a pissing contest, (Capt nate) etc..
I'm being Honest etc.. Try not to be bashing each other...
I'm just looking for alil Help NOT "hurricane relief" for lords sake.. just gas funds!

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Originally Posted by crossthread View Post
Had a THT member contact Me..
Upon my arrival Will, (If I'm admitted) will pick-up & take My vehicle, & put up My Misses for a few Days if necessary to avoid parking fees..
THANK YOU & your Family SIR! , yes, spoke to HIS wife, Misses & His Wife shared a conversation..
He is a King Fisherman that frequents Our area(s) here.. in Wilmington..
Owner of a HAVC company in the area of Durham..
I thought there was still a good few Folks out there...
Now, I'll I'm lacking is Gas monies to get there & back...
sincerely DAVID..
how much do yo need and how do you access the PayPal account
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It's roughly 325~350 miles? (round trip), between here & Where I go into Durham, I also have to go get the Dye/MRI "near Duke", done then to the doctors office at Brier creek..
There & back, In between I don't know..(If I happen to be admitted)..
My vehicle gets roughly 20 MPG highway, 16 city..
that's straight up I-40 from Wilmington, then I-40 proper, exit 285? into Durham...(I've heard there's been a lot of "road work" in the area(s) right around there so I DO NOT know what to expect..)
Current Gas prices are @ 2.76 here in Wilmington... in 26 days who knows..
I'll leave the calculations to you..
My "paypal" ## address is acasteen@ec.rr.com (at paypal )
Thanks & God Bless you sir..
(I tried to get the calculations close as possible)
Sincerely David..
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Hi guys.
The OP did contact the Mod team but only two of us saw his PM as we do not work 24/7. Given the time frame for the Duke appointment we were not pushed to make a decision & would have provided Crossthread with a decision by Monday night.
Personally I have no objections to the OP asking for a little help but he has set the ball rolling so we shall see what happens.
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Hey crossthread,

Good morning,

Go check your paypal. Sorry I flaked out last night, I didn't get in till late and went to bed. I did the gift thing for 50.00
Hope everything works out for you and you get the answers you seek.
Keep your chin up and keep thinking positive. Bless up, Chris
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$150 sent your way.
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