2 yrs and a 5 month waiting period for the medicare. I finally got mine last Sept. I got the atty after the first denial. They took the payment to the atty out of my back pay. My trial took all of about 8 mins. the judge looked at the gov doc and asked why I was there as it was a no-brainer. I said that I didn't know...it's their f'd up system. They made it active back to last day worked when they usually only go from date of application. They made my re-eval in three years. The social worker said not to contact them in 3 yrs if they don't contact me cause it will just keep going anyway. They'll call me. Sounds good to me. I am not uninsured from Jan 1 till June. Just laying low...locked in a padded room. lol. Still showing cancer (prostate) free since the surgery which was last June. The Raynaud's caused me to turn purple when they tipped me back so the doc freaked and stopped the surgery. My Rheumy was pissed cause she would have told him that it would have happened if the idiot would have called her as she had requested. But Dr God didn't feel the need even though he was wanting me to stop my MTX, Plaq, and Pred two weeks before the surgery and was not happy when i told him no. I told him that he needed to call Rheumy to get me to stop meds.
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