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RCGJR commented on the post, Medicare It Is 7 hours, 43 minutes ago

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.

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danielpmalito commented on the post, The Treatment Room 9 hours, 51 minutes ago

@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

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danielpmalito commented on the post, Medicare It Is 9 hours, 59 minutes ago

@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…

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RCGJR commented on the post, It Is Me or My CML Diagnosis? 1 day, 13 hours ago

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…

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Editorial Team posted a page 1 day, 18 hours ago

I am very fortunate to be a husband to a wonderful woman (a doctor, no less!) and father of two terrific sons, ages 6 and 9. I am 46 years of age, which I used to consider quite old until I got here. Now I see […]