For months and months and months Im i pain with my teeth She never did bring me

For months and months and months im i pain with my

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me to the dentist. For months and months and months, I’m in pain with my teeth. She never did bring me to the dentist. She told us that if we’re coughing or if we have the flu, she told us that because you’re not taking care of yourself, you’re not doing like this, if you’re going to get worse in your sickness, I’m just going to bring you, she was just going to leave us in a hospital for the homeless people and we don’t know that place, so we’re scared. [I had a headache] lot of time. I think once a week. [When I] had a headache I asking for the Tylenol, and they give me the Tylenol. [It helped.] And then when still have headache I asking again . . . Sometimes the wife says, “Not too many Tylenol. It’s not good.” I just remembering [when in the past] I would get my own and buy myself. When I was in [other country where she worked] I have weekend off, but in USA I didn’t have any weekends off. Even when they were brought for medical care, the women reported that they were deprived of the medicine they were prescribed, were unable to follow doctor’s rec- ommendations, or follow-up with providers as directed. One survivor described the experience of a colleague: She just told me that they went to the doctor and then they took a lot of tests and then the doctor told her that they need to come back on that date, but [the trafficker] didn’t take her back, because according to [the trafficker], she was busy and she’s fine now. They gave her some medicine for her to buy me, for the throat, for my pain in my throat and for the fever I was told . . . She only bought me two pills. [The] prescription was for more, because it was a box, a jar. That’s what I understood the doctor to say. I even heard him say you will have one in the morning and in the afternoon for two weeks. But she told me, “No, with the two pills you will get better.” I have like really, really high temperature, and then headache. And then after two days like that, she brought me to her doctor. And then the doctor tell her that I am really, really sick; that I need to rest minimum one week. But then I only rest for two days, because she keep coming to my room, keep asking me to hurry up, get better and working. She said the house is just so messy, and she don’t care about how I feel; she only care about how the house look and how messy it is or how she can cook, you know, there’s no food in the house. Because I doing cooking and everything. So it was really, really, really terrible. One survivor explained that she lost her eyeglasses en route to the United States but couldn’t get them replaced. “I told her [the trafficker]; she told me that I need to earn money first, because it takes a lot of money, since I don’t have insurance.” Threats. Traffickers frequently used threats to control the women, including threats of arrest or deportation, threats against family members, and threats of violence and death. “I’m stuck here and we can’t do anything, because she told me that if I ran away, she said she was going to call the police and she’ll tell the police that I stole some- thing from her.” “When he was shouting at me later, he
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