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   Posted 1/2/2008 10:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Connie, 
Yes, it is beautiful here and Savannah as well! Today is my B-day(42) this is so my era as I love the victorian houses and so far this week it has been wonderful, sight seeing and just relaxing! Talked to Will this morning and he said it was cold in Florida of course it is 30 here in Charelston S.C.. Marilea and I decided to stay inside today so were just hanging out watching movies and playing games and catching up on emails and such.
To answer your question No, we do not have an attorney Will, has been told we have possible malpractice suit due to 2 Drs. dropping the ball but, He does not want to follow thru as he say's this world is sue happy! He's also afraid of how it will effect the other Dr's. doing their job and their helping him. I've tried to explain if he just gets the treatment that he needs to survive then it might be worth checking into! Well, that's his decision and I can't force that issue! As for the denial's form SSI and Medicaid this would be 3 times but, I was also told that when he first applied he was working now he's been out of work so to speak since Oct. 19th so not sure if this would actually be his first denial or his third! I don't get it? Due to SSI guidelines he could not make over 1200.00 a month (that is working)  with the cost of living? His apt. is 600.00 a month and that's not including food, clothing, gas, utilities and ect. Forget paying medical bills and medications! How can people survive like this? God help those that actually has children and families to support! Not to mention Dr's. are saying they don't want him depressed or stressed out! Now, that he has no job and no income he still get's denied, He can't live with us because then the household would make to much for him to qualify! You know the clincher his SSI benefits would only pay him 736.00 a month disability! I'm sorry, I'm just so angry as this kid nor anyone should be treated like this from their own government! I wonder if I vented to our Govenor if I would be heard or even make a differance? I know We are not alone in this! Have any suggestions? I need to stop now as I can keep going on and on and on and on about this sore subject and it's just pissin me off! Sorry! Thoughts and Prayers to All!!!
Huggs and Smooches!
Toni

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   Posted 1/2/2008 11:40 AM (GMT -7)   
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!   You're a young thing!  ;) 
 
Awww...please don't get all upset.  You are supposed to be relaxing right now!  :-)    I know it's a sore topic, though.  I don't know what the temp is here right now, but definitely in the 20s early this AM, with strong winds.  I had to stuff plastic bags in the cracks of my door.
 
When I asked about a lawyer, I didn't mean in terms of sueing anyone...just someone to represent Will in his disability case.  He should have gotten someone after the first turndown.  Since they are working on the original claim, it is 3 turndowns.  However, whenever there is a change in circumstances, such as stopping work--these should be reported to SS.  At this point, he may have to wait 6 months and then start all over again.
 
Is the amount he would receive SSI or SSD?  SSD is based on lifetime work history, which is what I get.  With the 2.2% cost-of-living raise I just got, I only receive $775 a month.  I worked all my life, but never made a lot.  When I did make good money, it was "off the books" with no SS taken out...so that hurt me some in the end.
 
How do I make it?  I live in federally subsidized housing.  Rent is 30% of gross income, but is reduced to about 25% by out-of-pocket drug expenses, etc.  I don't own a car; use disability van services for transportation or have a friend drive me (for a fee.)  I don't have cable TV.  I get movies from Netflix for $9 a month, so don't go to the movies.  I get a Lifeline credit from the phone co. for my basic bill.  I end up paying just the taxes.  I have NO extras on my phone, such as call waiting or caller I.D.  I have a cell phone that I get minimum time on each month--$15.  I use that for LD calls or when I'm stuck somewhere, etc.  If I had to cut expenses more, I would do without that.  I have Medicare Part D for Rxs.  Medicaid pays the premium and I just have small co-pays.  Prior to that, I got all my prescriptions, including vitamins, at Shands Pharmacy for free.  Medicaid also pays my Medicare Part B premium, which is a big chunk.  I do not get food stamps ("too much income"), but I clip coupons, watch for sales, and use the store discount card.  I spend more money on food than anything else.  I try to keep my electric bill low.  It's never run over $81 for this one-bedroom apt. (central heat and air.), and is usually around $60.  I buy almost all my clothes (except for lingerie) at thrift stores.  (I did that even when working, and was one of the best-dressed employees wherever I worked.)  I've always been a minimalist and thrifty, which has gotten me through some rough times.  I live within my means and don't run up credit card bills.  I had a large one, which I paid off when I got my lump sum back payment from SSD (which was considerable.)  I also have a wealthy aunt with no children or husband, who helps me out in emergency situations, such as dentist and vet bills.
 
I still manage to have a new computer and go out of town for a couple of days now and then.  I eat out occasionally and take advantage of the Senior discounts.  If I had to support someone else--I couldn't make it.
 
Hugs,
Connie

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   Posted 1/3/2008 8:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Connie,
  It was a good day! We went to dinner lastnight at the Crab Shack on Folly Beach it was very good eats but, very cold outside around 26, they said the lows would be 18. Definatley not Florida weather. But, locals say this is not normal for here either. Will has been taught to be thrifty and pinch pennies. He has a prepaid cell, lives in a 1 bd.rm apt. by himself that is when he's working he could afford, he's not a partier so either he is at his friends house or at mine. He bought a used truck 4yrs. ago and payed that off he has troubles some times and I try to help him when I can but, I own my own business and everything goes back into it. I Think if I were to sell now I would not get what I put into it! We are so to speak middle class and we work our butts off for what? I have 4 children and was a single mom for 8yrs. with 3 of them, their father and I had joint custody so we split expences so neither one of us payed child support but, it was very hard to afford anything. I didn't get foodstamps but did get medically needy for myself and the kids. When Will turned 18 yrs.old he no longer qaulified as he graduated school early because of being sick! A lady from SSI the first time he applied (2004) told Will, that because he was not of minority, he's not an illegal alien, he has no illigitmate children, he does not live on the side of the road in a box and because he is not blind or in a wheelchair he does not qualify because he makes 200.00 to much! We have gone to SSI and Medicaid office, 6 times 3this year! and filed also filled all the mailed paperwork I even Faxed several idiot forms and still no luck! Where you working when you got SSI and Medicaid? Well,now he's Not working because of his health and what I don't get is how come they still deny him when he's doing just as they told him he needs to do! He can only go so long before he either caves in and has to return back to work weather he is able or not  just to pay bills or loose his apt. or sell or hock everything he owns just to get enough funds to last him yet another month. They tell us he will be denied 3 times to keep appealing it and that it could take up to 6mths for SSI and 2yrs. for Medicaid to cover. WHAT A JOKE!!! Wills attitude now is he'll be dead before he gets the help that he needs. That scares me! I want to scream it is so not fair! Thanks for listening I do appreciate it and I wish I could help All of us! Take Care talk to you soon.
Huggs and Smooches!
Toni

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   Posted 1/3/2008 1:08 PM (GMT -7)   

Toni, the position that Will is in right now is exactly why I think he should get a lawyer who is versed in Social Security Disability/SSI.  They do not charge unless he wins...then it's a set amount...I believe it was 25% of what I got.  Medicare, not Medicaid, has a 2-year waiting period.  Since they took over 2 yrs. to approve me, I got it right away after approval...and it was actually retroactive by a couple of months.

When I was approved for SSD (not SSI...that is for minors or adults without enough work credits), I had gone back to work after 18 mos. of not working...just waiting for their decision.  My aunt helped with my expenses that year-and-a-half.  Since I had little income, my rent was very low.  This housing has been a blessing for me.   Finally, my aunt said that she didn't feel that I was going to be approved, and couldn't continue to help me financially.  So that is when I went back to work...but only about 15 hours a week.  It became more and more difficult for me, and by the time I was finally approved I was down to about 8 hours a week.  The money I made in that 7-month period was not considered enough to live on by SS, which is why it didn't hurt my case.  I had been working P/T since '93, when I was diagnosed with hep C.  That is one reason my payments are so low.  However, there are many who get much less than that.

As for Medicaid, I didn't qualify for that until I had been approved for SSD...and it's only Medically Needy.  However, the fact that they pay my Part B premium and drug premium helps tremendously.  Medicare covers most of my medical care at Mayo/St. Luke's.  What isn't covered is picked up by Mayo's charity foundation.

I do believe that I would have had a much harder time getting approved for SSD if I had been younger.  In fact, I had started drawing Soc. Sec. at a reduced rate at 62, and worked for a couple of months.  It was at that point that I applied for SSD and stopped working.  I continued to receive the SS payments during that time.  When it was switched to SSD, it just converted to the higher amount.

I can appreciate your difficulty in raising 3 kids essentially alone.  I only had one--but I separated from my husband when she was 2.  He paid $35/wk. (child care cost) for 3 wks., and then drank his way into the hospital.  I never pursued support after that.  I just didn't want to go through the hassle for such a small amount, though I certainly could have used it, but he was never involved in her life.

My heart goes out to you and Will.  There's an answer out there somewhere.  I do believe that persistence pays off.  They try to make it hard for people to be approved, and are banking on them just giving up.  Please do give consideration and thought to my suggestion of obtaining legal help.  It won't cost a thing up front.  It's best to get a recommendation through friends or family, though--not one of those lawyers who advertise on TV.

It's still freezing here!  It was 28 when I left this morning for my appt. with the surgery P.A.  The wind is making it feel even colder.  The office is in St. Luke's and it was cold in there, too, on the first floor where I go.  It's supposed to start warming up tomorrow.  I had the Steri-Strips removed and got a new Rx for Miralax.  Don't go back for about 6 wks.  I had lost 3 more pounds, and I'm being told I need to gain weight.  However, I'm not purposely losing the weight--just can't eat as much anymore, or anything rich.  I was overweight when this whole ordeal began and now only need to lose another 4 or 5 lbs. to be at the right weight for my height (5 feet) and age.  When I was in my teens and 20s, I weighed around 100, but I think it's best to be a little "fluffy" in older years...otherwise, I'd just look scrawny.

Hugs,

Connie

 


Post Edited (hep93) : 1/3/2008 1:11:47 PM (GMT-7)


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   Posted 1/3/2008 5:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Toni, I hope that things with Social Security work out soon. I agree with Connie. You should get an attorney. My husband received a lump sum payment back in 2005 for years 2003-2004. He was denied at first and then hired an attorney. I think it took about a year. He was told that when he had to apply for Social Security again he wouldn't have to go through all the crap (pardon the expression). They lied. He had to apply again and once again was denied. He hired an attorney again. We have been waiting for about a year and a half for a hearing this time. Social Security cases are really backed up at this time. Connie is correct regarding the attorney fee. They receive 25% of the settlement.

Take Care!
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   Posted 1/4/2008 8:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello Connie and Butterfly3,
Thanks for the advice I'm already looking into an attorney for Will. I guess I was hoping we would not have to go that route!  In the meantime his Dad has put him to work under the table so he can earn a little money to live on. He's just so discouraged right now and his attitude well, he is not himself! On top of all this I think I'm prementapausal and am not really myself either ! I guess up until now I have always felt things were going to be fine health wise for Will. I'm so scared and not prepared! Butterfly3 I read that your an accountant and your going to be extreamily busy, have you thought of doing your business out of your home. I am a wedding planner, coordinator, decorator and own a Bridal Boutique. I could use a good accountant! It has been really slow for me this past year but, not complaining since I have had Will to deal with but, I see it picking up for the 2008. Thank You for listening and your advise is also greatly appreciated! You All our in my Thoughts and Prayers daily!
Huggs and Smooches!
TONI

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   Posted 1/4/2008 11:34 AM (GMT -7)   

Toni, happy belated B-D. I'm glad you got out of town for a little R&R. I wish I was going on a trip somewhere.:) I read the posts about retaining an attorney. I have not had any personal experience but I have friends that have. They too had to wait for over a year but were paid retroactively. They too recieved a lump sum. I'm glad that you are getting a lawyer. It takes the burden off of Will and you.

Shelly


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   Posted 1/4/2008 12:34 PM (GMT -7)   
I believe when SS sees that the patient has retained an attorney, they know you are not giving up and the lawyer will carry it as far as it can go in the appeals process. When Will is eventually approved, he will get a lump sum payment going back to the date of the original application. That is true whether or not one has an attorney, but if there is an attorney...he will get 25% of that money. I kind of hated to give that up, but do believe it made a difference to have the lawyer.

Toni, "under the table" is the best way to earn a little unreportable income. Not many employers want to do that, so I hope Will takes advantage of his dad's help. As for being perimenopausal--been there, done that, and know exactly what you mean about not being yourself. Hormones were the answer for me, but if you choose not to take them, check into the OTC natural products.

Hugs,
Connie

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   Posted 1/4/2008 3:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Shelly,
Thanks, I'm definately feeling my age as I was telling Connie and Butterfly3 I think I'm premenopausal I've got all the symptoms thus far! This week has been wonderful but, for 2 days now Marilea and I have been cooped up inside as it is tooooooo cold to go out! Getting a little cabin fever. It has been nice to just relax and do absolutely nothing tho! 
Yes, I agree about getting an attorney involved! I just hate that we as American Taxpaying Citizens have to take such action and then be penalized or pay an attorney for doing the same exact thing that we and I have done for the last 4yrs and still have to wait 1 more year!( What if he doesn't have a year?) I mean shoot if I knew it was going to be this way I wouldnt have bothered waisting my time filling out forms and loosing several days of work for apts. I'm sorry ladies but it just p-sses me off to no end. I have no clue how to fight this system! Like I can make a difference anyway! Thanks for letting me vent! Talk to ya later!
TONI

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   Posted 1/4/2008 5:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Toni, I work in as an assistant in an accounting office and am familiar with a lot of accounting aspects but am not an accountant. Although I would like to be. I had planned on working part time and going back to college a couple years ago to earn a degree. Then my husband was diagnosed with this disease and my plans had to be changed. There is know way I could work part time now. I am fortunate though. I enjoy my work and the people I work for are very caring and understanding individuals. I have been with them for 14 years, and they let me know that I am appreciated.
It is interesting that you are a wedding planner. My daughter wants to be an event planner but isn't sure how a person gets started. She is going to start by getting a degree in business management.
Also, Happy belated Birthday. I turned 42 in November. It doesn't really feel any differently.
I agree with you about Social Security. Sometimes I think it is one big scam so that they can hold on to the money as long as possible while people that really need and deserve it suffer.

Still in my prayers.
Butterflythree
 
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   Posted 1/4/2008 6:05 PM (GMT -7)   

Toni, I know how frustrating gov't agencies can be nono   You just want to scream right? Well, they think that you will give up trying after being turned down so often. Once you retain an attorney they realize that you are quite serious. As for worrying that Will may not be alive???? I want to spank your butt!!!!!!!!!!!NEVER think those negative thoughts. I had a professor once who said to me "Don't bring on a plague by thinking about the possibilty of one coming all the time" As I've gotten older I realize he was exactly right. Those negative thoughts hurt us more than help us. You can only Cross a bridge when you get to it, so just take one day at a time. ( I am not trying to be harsh  with you at all, I just want to emphasize the importance of thinking positively).

 I know how you feel with the pre-menopausal stuff. Yucky isn't it? I went thru it for 4 years. I felt like I was crazy (who knows maybe I was tongue ). I opted for no hormonal treatment. I am too scared of the side effects of hormones although I have alot of friends that take them and have done very well. I guess I figured that zillions of women didn't take them and survived it all just fine so I could to. It is a very personal decision for sure. Anyway honey, keep your chin up and know that you are doing everything right.  

   Hugs, Shelly


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   Posted 1/4/2008 6:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Shelly, I am glad that you are getting some weather that you enjoy. It sounds like I will be too this weekend. I do agree with you about negative thinking, and I have always been an optimistic person. That is until my husband got sick. I can't help the terrible thoughts that go through my mind. My sister keeps telling me that the devil is using this to torture me. Let me tell you, it is working. He must be so very happy. I am really trying though. It is so hard when it feels like everything around me is a reminder of his illness and that things will never be as I had planned.
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   Posted 1/4/2008 7:01 PM (GMT -7)   

Butterflythree---OH MY do I know how you feel.  Some days I just want to sit down and cry.  I want my best friend back!!!!  Just for a while longer!!  I miss him so much.  The only thing that keeps me going some days is I still have some hope!!!  And BOY do I hang on to that!!!  In my stronger monents I count my blessings.  I'm lucky I don't have to work.  I don't know how you all do that.  Jerry still hasn't lost his sense of humor.  He can be so sick but still makes jokes.  Then I feel guilty because I get so tired I snap at him.  Guilt sucks!!!  Nothing productive about that.  I hope you all had a good Christmas and this next year will be the best for all of us.

 

JoAnn


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   Posted 1/5/2008 12:40 AM (GMT -7)   
"I went thru it for 4 years. I felt like I was crazy (who knows maybe I was.)"

Only 4 yrs.? It lasted 10 years for me, just as it did for my mother. I would have been certifiable w/o the hormones. My mom didn't take anything and she was totally nuts--and alcoholic on top of it. However, it is definitely a personal decision, and also hormones are not medically advisable for everyone.

Connie

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   Posted 1/5/2008 8:34 AM (GMT -7)   

Connie, 10 years?????????????? I think I would have slit my own throat..(just kidding) My worst complaint was the hot flashes and crying jags. I would cry for no reason at all and that mad me even more whimpy. It was like a tortorously long pregnancy. Those darn hormones were screaming at me all the time. Ha ha! Anyway it all resolved itself last year and now I suffer only occasional hot flashes.

On another note, let me say that I know first hand how suffering and sadness can overwhelm us. There is no way that someone can endure all the hardships of the devasting effects of liver disease and not be depressed and sad. And realistically we can't overcome these fearful negative thoughts without help. I try to do something to divert my depressive thoughts. Everyone has their own methods of doing it. I took a class once on diversive methods. One big study they did in California showed some positive results when they initiated comedy. When people laughed they were able to cope better later. Relieving the stress of day to day care and illness is important but finding what works for each person is hard. I long to talk to my mom and have things the way they were. I still cry over the loss I feel and my dad still cries fairly often. I know in my head that death is a natural eventuality to life but that doesn't mean I like it. My heart aches for what was! I know what Joann means about the guilt. I would get frustrated with my mom and snap at her then guilt would just crush me. I have to admit that I almost let the guilt and frustration overwhelm me but I couldn't let it. I figured out that guilt was like keeping a heavy blanket on me when it was 80 degrees out. I had to take it off to survive. I'm a hanger-on-er. I hate to let go of people but knew I had to for her and for me. God Bless every one of you wonderful people. I feel your hurt.

  Shelly


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   Posted 1/5/2008 10:36 AM (GMT -7)   
JoAnn, That is exactly how I feel. He has been my best friend since I was 15 years old, and I feel so alone now. I usually do cry at least once a day. Being at work usually helped take my mind off of things, but I find myself lately, even there I am preoccupied with the thoughts.

I also snap at my husband sometimes when I know that he can't help whatever it was that caused me to lose my patience, and I feel so guilty afterwards. I caught myself doing it this morning. I have been trying to watch myself and not get so edgy with him. He doesn't understand why I am talking to him that way (neither do I), and it hurts him. God knows I never want to hurt him.

I am glad that Jerry is home, and you are right to hang on to hope. Hope is all we have.
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   Posted 1/5/2008 10:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Shelly, Thanks for the advice. You sound like such a deep person. I have been trying to find ways to divert my thoughts to more happy things. I have found that being with my 7 month old grandson helps. I just learned that my daughter will be having a baby, and that has also given me something happy to focus on. I guess you can tell that I am a baby person. I have looked forward to being a grandmother for years now. Not that I wanted my kids to have them very young but just looked forward to them in the future. It is amazing how fast the future is here. Have you heard the song "Don't Blink" by Kenny Chessney? Those words are so true.
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   Posted 1/6/2008 8:24 AM (GMT -7)   

Butterflythree, that was a sweet post but let me reassure you I am just an average person with average thoughts. Nothing really deep about me. I wish I had some profound statements to make to everyone but I just have my own experiences in life to base my statements on. As a nurse I have had an opportunity to work almost every unit so I was fortunate to have learned a lot of diverse things about medicine. However; I am no expert on anything except life itself. My biggest love in medicine is the human mind and behavior. I worked in a psych/medical unit for a number of years and loved every minute of it. I am so intrigued by behavioral patterns I do a little research even now. That is one of the reasons I comment so frequently on caregivers taking care of themselves. I am acutely aware of the effects of NOT caring for oneself. Did you ever see the movie Matrix? If you did than note what abilities the mind had in the movie. At some level I believe we are capable to do some of the feats that were done in the movie. Not the Hollywooded stuff but the possibilties are endless. I truly believe that. So little is known about the capabilities of the brain that I am convinced that we hold the ability to do so much more than we do. I'm going on and on about something most people are not interested in, sorry. Have a good day honey and know that you are loved.

  Hugs, Shelly


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   Posted 1/6/2008 6:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Shelly, I have always said that it takes a special person to be a nurse, and you are one of those persons. I agree with you about the ability of the mind. I have often wondered myself how much more we are really capable of doing.
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   Posted 1/7/2008 9:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello All,
Marilea and I got home late lastnight.I need a vacation from my vacation.As I was reading all your posts. Will, calls me say's he got 2 copies SSI, Medicaid and 1 CHILDRENS AND FAMILY SERVICES/ MEDICAID   DENIED DUE TO SICKNESS NOT SEVIER...YOU NOTICE MY TONE!!! My manchild is Angry He's already talked to an Attorney, the balls rolling and We are righting our Congress!!! Will, wants everybody to know how this system sucks for him and alot of others out their voicing their oppinions and not being heard!! Maybe, this is his way of fighting for his country. William, born 7:47 4/8/1986  put under billi lamps for 24hrs before I got to hold him, 16 months old diagnoised with AML Lukemia(rare/ cancer of the blood ). The first time he saw an Helicopter land on the roof of Arnold Palmer hospital he was 2yrs. I have had 21 wonderful yrs. and we ain't stopping yet! We have been threw so much yet we wake up with a smile, look up and say thank you to GOD! make today Better than yesterday! I've been to rock bottom don't like it one bit, but the way I look at it is if your happy and contint thats okay. Will is happy and contint as his dreams have been crushed, but, not his spirit, his kindness, gentlheartedness and his humor he cracks himself up! His contageous laughter. I have told Will about this forum so Will if your reading this I LOVE YA! SMOOCH!MOM!  Shelly you are deep and a very soothing soul! This world needs more tenderhearted people as yourself and Will okay and ME, Butterfly3, Connie, Pink Grandma! You all get my hint! I will keep in touch. Thank you All for being here for me! You are all good people and deserve the very best of everything!!!
Huggs and Smooches XOXOXO!!!
TONI

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   Posted 1/7/2008 9:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Toni, I admire the fight you have. I know that you won't give up until something is done. My prayers are still with you and Will, and I know that they will be answered soon.

Take care and hang in there!
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   Posted 1/8/2008 6:42 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Toni, I'm glad you are home safe and sound. :-) I am not surprised that Will was turned down for SSI etc. That seems to be common practice for our gov't. On the other hand he now has a lawyer that will be fighting for him so that is the good news. Is the lawyer a Disability lawyer? Please tell Will that we are all pulling for him and I pray that he prevails. He has been thru a lot and I hurt for you both. I am glad that Will has the mental strength to continue his battle for monetary help. It sounds like he is more determined than ever and I say "Good for him". Is he on medicaid? Give that son of yours a big ole smooch from me!!

 Hugs, Shelly


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   Posted 1/8/2008 1:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello, The answer to your question Shelly is NO Medicaid also denied him that's why he's so bent and determind he has to fight this! Yes, we have contacted a disability lawyer. Will knows it's gonna cost him but, if that's what we gotta do then so be it! He's also going to write a letter to our Govenor weather that helps or not he feels the need to do it! He wants to have a future and be able to enjoy a life without the worry or stress of financial ability for medical, transplant and such. This maybe his purpose in life to help those who can no longer fight for themselves! It is nice to be home but now I have come down with a sinus infection and my body feels real shaky. Gonna go rest for now!Talk to you soon. 
Huggs and smooches
Toni

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   Posted 1/8/2008 2:07 PM (GMT -7)   

Toni, since he is going to contact the governor maybe he should consider writing to his congressman and senator too. Never hurts to try. I'm with him...........fight fight fight!!!!!! Squeaky wheel gets the grease and all that jazz.

Sorry you aren't feeling well. Sinusitis is miserable. Are you on antibiotics? Treat the symptoms as much as possible, hot tea, chicken soup, tylenol, rest, etc. It sounds so corny but it does help. 

 Shelly

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