Re: Disability But Can't Get Medicaid
I can now see why you cannot wait to be able to receive Medicare!! My heart is just breaking for you. You must be under so much stress because of this and I'm sure that all this stress is not helping you physically. At least for me when I am under too much stress my RSD flares up badly. But with everything we go through during this process, it's no wonder our health tends to get worse.
I'm sorry that you are dealing with so many different health issues all at once. It just doesn't seem fair for you. You worked all those years just to now have these problems. I started to work when I turned 16 and I worked until it was impossible for me to continue working and that was at the age of 46 (I'm 49 now). I have never not worked, not even when I was going to college. Even when I was training my student teachers at our technical college and I would have the summers off, I would work at a information booth in our Mall in town. I continued that job during the school year. So I would work two evenings after my full time job and then the weekends with every other Sunday off. Some of my friends and family will call me crazy! But I enjoyed that extra pay check. My husband and I would use that money for vacations or for any extra things we wanted to have for the house.
Boy that seems so long ago. Now I can't even walk some days. I miss working, do you? In my opinion you come across as a very hard worker. The saying, "Bad things happen to Good People" comes to mind when I think of you.
I hope that your health does improve, I hope that these next 8 months fly by for you and I hope that something good finally happens to you.
Thanks for replying to me. I'm glad that your brother gave you a computer. Oh yeah, I have one more question. I heard this saying before, "spend down". What does that exactly mean? Also how did they come up with the amount of $657.00 that you need to pay before you can see a doctor? Was that something that Medicaid is asking of you or is this what your doctors want before they will see you? Please take care of yourself the best you can. I will be praying for you. Continue to post on this message board when you have question or even if you just feel like venting!