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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Being Disabled is now a DRAIN on The Country !

As many of you know, I have been an avid supporter of Rush Limbaugh. Up until yesterday, I thought he and I were pretty much on the same page. Well, Shit, it don't look good. Rush went into a monolouge about Social Security Disability Insurance recipents. I have never heard him go into this subject, at least of note. He proceeded to anounce that 14 Million SSDI recpts were somehow not worthy. He hinted around that many were not "disabled". Today, after writing him an "on fire" email yesterday, I was cruising the Drudge report. I found exactly, almost word for word where he got the info and how he repeated it. It is located at I must admit, the case laid out in the NPR article is probably on the money. Many people, approaching 60, who have been working hurt or disabled. After losing their jobs and being unable to find work, they choose at the advice of MANY SSDI Lawyers that is their best option. I am not going to make an opinion on the above, that is something each person must look at themselves. I will make this statement: I have Multiple Sclerosis. I tried to work. I could not work. U-Haul made me go on their Short Term Disability. One year later U-Haul MADE me file for SSDI. I was accepted in one month. NOBODY is accepted in one Month, it is unheard of. I wonder,what influence did U-Haul Company have with SS and getting me accepted so their out of pocket would drop over $ 1,000 per month. Rush, before you read the NPR article, almost verbatim, to YOUR listeners, which many being that they listen to you in the middle of the day may be retired and or disabled. You should have thought before you really pissed me off.. Mitch

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

It is time to get on the Ball !

It is a stormy, very warm day here in Polk County. So abnormal, it is obvious we are getting ready to get hammered, either with Storms or maybe Snow ? We have not had any his year to speak of so I guess we are due. On March 12, 1993 we had a 23 inch snowfall in a blizzard. That was an experience of a lifetime. So, it's a good afternoon to write. I need to explain all the gaps and brief entries. Last year, the month of October saw Deanna in the hospital 3 times and me, once. She had a Bowel Obstruction (again) first, then Lapro surgery for adhesions 10/26 and then the emergency srgery for a perforated bowel with sepsis 10/29. I about lost her the last one. To all who read this, If a loved one starts talking out of their head, do something. On 10/28 I called an ambulance to our home, knowing something was bad wrong. She refused transport, and they had to respect her wishes. On 10/29, I called them again and told them the Doctor said to rush her to Erlanger, they beleived me and transported her. No matter how they fuss, get them transported. She had the surgery at midnight and was in ICU for 5 days and step down for 2 days. I cannot stress how serious this can be, trust old Mitch ! Finances still suck as usual. We received a 1.2% raise at the first of the year. Deanna lost 1 Dollar. What a load of crap. This morning I read we are giving Pakistan 37 Million Dollars, yes $ 37,000,000.00 But our SSDI and Social Security retired are sufering. I recently read where one of the Obama administration geniuses said that SSDI recipents might have to go from Steak to Ground Beef. Hell, I haven't seen a steak in 4 years. How's that hope and change working for you ? I have a serious bit of information to pass on. A dear friend of ours, who went to Hell and back, has started a blog telling of her experiences. It is called "Medical Malpractice, A Survivor's Story". This is a marvelous read, and if it was fiction, would be something you could not put down, BUT, It is ALL TRUE! She had Epidural injections with 2 prevous childbirths, same hospital, no problems. THIS TIME, the Epidural went "UP". She quit breathing, was bagged for 1.5 hours. She knew EVERYTHING and died over and over and over..... The desception that can take place, when under the care of someone you trust with your life, is shameful. Those of you that read he story and hopefully follow it, spread it far and wide, this a story everyone, especially us BOOMERS, Need to know. Life has been such a challenge, of course, NO ONE promised our lives would be easy. I am not asking for much I don't think. When Afghanistan recieves $ 356 Million +, and I already spoke of the Pakistan. Country after Country receives Billions in US aid, BUT, The American Public is suffering. I do not expect the Govt to pay me $ 50,000 a year, far from it,. I just want to be able to pay my bills, cover the expensive Medicines and Doctor bills. Medicare D is getting gutted, co-pays are skrocketing. What was a good plan to when it began is I fear, being influenced by lobby representing the Pharma Companies, and want a higher margin. If WE buy groceries, you can't pay for your Medications, If you pay for your Medications, you can't buy groceries.. I never thought In my lifetime, I would face this delima. My Mother, God rest her soul, forsaw what was ahead and warned me, but, I never thought it would happen, Not in: The United State of America,,Instead, The Peoples Republic of Obamastan ? Kind catchy for you LOW INFORMATION VOTERS...HA More later and I PROMISE, a more devoted writing..Keep the faith and Beat MS, Mitch