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Looking after ourselves

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When you can't afford it.

I am meant to go back to the eye hospital for most tests on my eyes regarding unknown doubl vision and other problems, but I can't afford it. I also can't get the new glasses I need. I can't afford to get the tests I need for my brain tumour. Meds are expensive too. And I had to stop seeing my physiologist because I couldn't afford it anymore. 

And don't get me started on everything mental health. Psychs, therapists, counsellors, etc. 

Medicare is shit and im luvku my GP bulk bills. 


Sorry about the rant. But I hate it how everything is about the money. Once I pay rent I'm not left with much. It sucks. 


Re: When you can't afford it.

@The-red-centaur  Hi The-red-centaur and you are right it does suck that everything is about money or lack of it. Sorry to hear you have so much going on re health problems. Am racking my brain trying to think of a way you can at least borrow the money that you need. I know that centrelink does loans for things at no interest so maybe they could help..... other than that I am at a loss. greenpea xxx

Re: When you can't afford it.

Sorry to hear about your troubles @The-red-centaur, is there community or council services that may be able to help you with expenses? 

Re: When you can't afford it.

hi @the-red-centuar
it seriously sucks that everything revolves around money thats for sure.

There is something called 'The No Interest Loan Scheme' and can be found quite easily when you search it up. also called a NILS loan.
You cant use to pay bills however you can use it for medical expenses such as optometry etc.
Perhaps that might be of help to you

Re: When you can't afford it.

My dad's going to lend me some money

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