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Good advice. I went through the same drill: mandatory Medicare for me at 62 (also did standard with Medi-Gap and separate drug plan) and having to get wife standard coverage. Both took days and days of research and much head scratching. I have a law degree and am used to complex materials. I wonder how people get through it.
@bobtalisker When I first saw that room and everyone all masked up, it struck fear into my heart as well. Plus the waiting room was like a scene from the Star Wars cantina, it was awful. It turned out, though, as it often does, that my assumptions were wrong and it was pretty not bad. 🙂 Keep on keepin’ on, DPM
@radiant-racheli The only good cancer is the one that comes with a horoscope, and even that’s not so great all the time (reserved and introverted? Yeah, don’t think so BuzzFeed quiz). It’s always the second question they ask though. Great vid as usual. Keep on keepin’ on, DPM
@mattg Medicare is a labyrinthine quagmire of paperwork and regulations that only someone who is half robot, half accountant, and half bureaucrat can tackle. Yes, that’s three halves, but that’s exactly right for an institution like Medicare. I had to fight all the way to an Administrative Law Judge once just to get them to pay for the meds I had…
danielpmalito commented on the post, Why I Fired My Oncologist and How I Hired Another (Part I) 10 hours, 4 minutes ago
@jamesspeidel I think I met your doctor’s cousin from overseas – Dr. Doesn’tGiveTwoCrapsAboutMyTime. I mean, it’s such an uncommon name, they must be related, right?
danielpmalito commented on the post, CAR T-Cell Therapy: A More In-Depth Look (CAR T 201) 10 hours, 8 minutes ago
@david-downs What they are coming out with for cancer (and other illnesses) is really amazing. Re-training cells? That was the stuff of science fiction a decade ago. We can only hope there will be much more to come. Great info. Keep on keepin’ on, DPM
Yes, Yolanda, and the eye-opening is a good thing. I think not knowing is always worse than open eyes and knowing what to expect (it is for me, anyway — I can prepare myself emotionally).
Try a great hobby of many facets, model railroading.
I’ve had to fire one as well- we learn to do what must be done when things are not being done. Good article!
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The steps many go through can really be an eye-opener for those looking in, can’t it? We do what we must to add this to our lives as best as we can. Best!
Hi @susanmae I’m happy these tips were helpful. Yes, indeed these can be followed for those long car trips as well. Traveling can be the pits but knowing what you need to do to be comfortable in the process helps. Best!
@annharper sure did- lowkey with plenty of food, and living life. Hope yours was nice as well 🙂
SusanMae commented on the post, Why I Fired My Oncologist and How I Hired Another (Part I) 1 day, 12 hours ago
@rusty_vs_cll Excellent article. Will help others to expect basic competence from their doctors. Dealt with a lot of the same as you did, but luckily, not since I moved to a different community, hospital and oncologist.
I appreciate your strength and the commitment you are making. I don’t know you, but I hope you understand I am making this comment as a person fighting AML for the past three years and now fighting AML, lymphoma, and GVHD. I am also a grandfather with three children and two grandchildren. If you decide to have the child without a mate, I hope y…