insite needed

Discussion in 'I Have a Question...' started by tomkelly1961, Apr 6, 2010.

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  1. tomkelly1961

    tomkelly1961 New Member

    Hello all-I found out yesterday I’d have to be on oxygen 24/7 from now on and need to start a long and expensive treatment program including expensive meds and a lot of riding back and forth to doctors and what not all the time-unfortunately I have no insurance, no money to speak of, am divorced and live alone-doc says need to apply to Medicare-I’m a 50ym wm living in ky-worked 50-60 hours a week my whole life at different jobs until just a few years ago when I left my job to work for myself-so I have paid into the system but getting to that takes a long time and money which I don’t have and even if I did it’s not the quality of life I want. It’s copd and in my case one of the lungs not expelling co2-so short of a lung transplant not much hope.

    But I have made that decision already-what I wanted to ask for insite is I am not sure if it would be better to let some or all family or no one know I won’t be trying to fix it so am a short timer-like my mother lives in fl and would fly up if I needed her-I would almost like to let her know so she can come up for a last visit-but how hard that would-better just to not say anything and just be gone one day-I’m not sure. I have told my brother and mother my final wishes in the event of-so the after is all in place-it the before I’m not sure about-any experience, strength or hope u could share would be greatly appreciated-thanks-

  2. tomkelly1961

    tomkelly1961 New Member

    from the lack of responses looks like i posted to wrong forum/place-sorry about that-tried to find some closed related forum to my situation but no luck so far-if anyone knows a more appropiate site for me i'd appreciate it-thanks-and sorry again about posting in wrong place-
  3. Stranger1

    Stranger1 Forum Buddy & Antiquities Friend

    Hey Tom,
    You have every right to post here as anyone else.. When you first start posting sometimes responces are slow to come.. Don't give up...
    As far as SSI goes, go ahead and fill out the paper work.. Usually they turn you down the first time so you have to get a lawyer who specialises in SSI..They won't charge you anything until you win.. SSI will have to pay you back to the first day you applied..So you will get a lump sum of money and the attourney will take out his pay from that..
    It helps alot if you get a letter from your doctors that you can't work anymore..They will make you see a shrink and a medical doctor.. Make sure you take a copy of the letter with you..
    I was one of the lucky ones who got my SSI in six months with no turn down..I have several mental health issues so it wasn't hard to figure out that I couldn't work anymore.. Take care!!
  4. WildCherry

    WildCherry Staff Member ADMIN

    I agree with what Stranger said; but I just wanted to say that it's fine you posted here. :hug: Sorry responses were slow.
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