Hope you have a good day for the big "50". I'm 53 now and like you never thought my body would have been in the shape it was when I turned 50. Now I'm more scarred of turning 60 because the arthritis in my spine just keeps getting worse but there is not much you can do to stop bone spurs from forming.
I know what you mean about being rich. I used to like watching HGTV alot but now when they have shows on where people spend $90,000 to update their backyards or bathrooms I just can't understand it. While waiting for SSDI I have to worry about having enough money to cover my co-pays for doctors and meds while still having money for utilities. Just doesn't seem fair. I hope you can get the mess settled with medicaid.