Back from Seatte

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by TJW60 on Tue Jan 10, 2012 08:33 PM

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Hey Doug

Good luck on the 12th with all the pokes and prods!.....I didn't do anything but CBC with free lite assay......Doc said no need this time.....He did ask me if I have had a colonoscopy yet....no....so I think one is in my very near future....I am heading toward 52 so its that age....

Hey,  I think there is a huge king out there swimming around that has your name on it!

take care my friend

Terry

RE: Back from Seatte

by TJW60 on Tue Jan 10, 2012 08:47 PM

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Hey Frank.....

I told my wife when we were in the waiting area at VMMC onc  unit that its sure a lot easier than it was 3 years ago......for sure....

Now if we can just sign Prince to the roster I'll have more reason to fly down to Safeco this summer.....

more wine....I like that

take care my friend...

Terry

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by TJW60 on Tue Jan 10, 2012 08:48 PM

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Hey Hop....

Good luck this coming March.....

take care

Terry

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by Guitarnut on Wed Jan 11, 2012 01:44 AM

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WOO HOO! I love hearing good news! CONGRATS TERRY!

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by nyyfan on Wed Jan 11, 2012 01:53 AM

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Interesting my case worker with my insurance company wanted to put me in her inactive file....what???  I have 12 Million stem cells waiting to get back to me....they miss me!!  ha-ha.

How can I be an inactive case....hello!!  wake up!!  I can't complain she has been very helpful in getting my Rev filled when it was blocked for this reason or that.

Yes this no end date for MM now....but someday they will be....Live in Peace and enjoy what we have...it is what it is....

NYY Frank

RE: Back from Seatte

by Hophop4 on Wed Jan 11, 2012 03:02 AM

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Terry,

I just saw on the news that Alaska is getting more snow than they know what to do with.  So how much snow have you really gotten?

RE: Back from Seatte

by IdaDome on Thu Jan 12, 2012 09:32 AM

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summerluvr,

I have been on and off and back on disability a couple of times.  They put me on S/T disability retrospectively back to when I was first diagnosed.  I didn't apply for it until several months later and didn't understand how it all works.  We have to use all of our sick leave (not vacation time) before we can actually start getting Disbablity Payments.  I had lots and lots of sick leave and even used some vacation time until I knew better.  I was working parttime.

So when I filed, they backdated the claim but did not give me any more money.  A couple months later I qualified for long-term disability and by then had used all of my sick leave.  There was new paperwork to complete and new people to deal with but they were all very helpful.  I had surgery that May.  By July, I was preparing for my Auto SCT

They are always looking for an opportunity to push you over to Social Security Disability (SSDI) since the amount you get from SSDI offsets their payment and usually puts it to zero.  There was no way I would qualify for SSDI because I did not take enough time off work so they have been stuck with me.

I was working parttime within a couple months and was back to work fulltime by the end of the year so they closed my case.

As I got worse and started missing more work and looking at new treatment options,  I went back on parttime, shortterm disbaility.  This worked out really well since the company decided for one year to have the employees pay for their own coverage.  This means that any paynent under that plan wiould be tax exempt and that continues as long as the case is open.  I was switched to long-term coverage at the appropriate time and there was a change in the determination.  If I close the case and reopon a new one it will be taxable for me.

It is up to your dr to say when you are ready to go back to work and at what level.  Mine have always been surprised that I am working.  They should get forms (you too) on a somewhat regular basis to follow up on your progress.  I often fill those out from the previous form and just have them sign them.  It also has to be known that thre is place in your copany that can accomidate you. 

Like eventything else it is all and game and you have to learn the tricks.  The group I have worked with are very helpful.  We did go through a changeover after 2 year but they did most of the work and it went fairly smoothly. 

Since I've been on the clinical trial they seem to be leaving me alone and just waiting for my time sheet each month.

Hope this helps.  Sorry it is so long.  Guess I'm feeling those steroids aferall.

Janet (in Idaho with only 1" of snow)

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