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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Considering Medicare

Something made me break today. I received an information packet in the mail about Medicare benefits, since I'll have been receiving Social Security Disability for 2-years in April 2011. I received a form last week to fill out to get reduced premiums for Medicare (though we don't qualify), but it didn't hit me until today. In this packet, there was a Medicare Health Insurance Card with my name and everything on it. That's what hit me like a ton of bricks. I'm only 25 years old! The fact that I'm holding a Medicare card for myself is beyond surreal. I don't even know how to explain it... So, now I'm faced with all these decisions that have to be made now/soon regarding Medicare coverage.

My permanent neurostimulator implant surgery is a week from tomorrow, and I have no idea what life will look like once it's in and I really have a chance to heal from the surgery. I'm trying to balance hopeful and realistic...

7 comments:

  1. Hoping that the pain decreases to a livable level. the stimulator may not get rid of the disabling aspects, but it may make life more enjoyable!

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  2. I know what you mean. I struggle with the idea of being on Social Security disability. I get Medicare in July and I'm wondering what to do with it all........I hope you're doing well even if it's not physical well-being. Merry Christmas sweetie and have a blessed New Year.

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  3. Tell me about it! It's not a good feeling. I mean, I'm grateful for the help, but seriously. I'm only 33.

    Best of luck with your surgery!

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  4. ((((Jamie)))) Hope the pain eases for you dear one.

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  5. I didn't know your could get Medicare at such a young age???

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  6. Thank you all for the support.

    Rosemary, maybe we can help each other through the craziness of Medicare choices and decisions.

    Jessica, you can get Medicare if you've 1) worked and paid taxes toward Medicare for X amount of time, and 2) have been receiving Social Security Disability for 24 months.

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  7. Sending prayers your way that you will figure all of this out.

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