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Cakelady

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LupieD I hear you my career meant a lot to me and when I started having seizures and trouble walking it wasn't safe for me to be at work. I went from being around over 300 people a day to just my hubby and the kids. Very very sad.
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LupieD I see you share the same birth date with my daughter, although not the year. Benefits from Medicare generally start at age 65. I see you are younger than that. Perhaps if you are on disability that could be an exception. I don't know. Hopefully, someone here can help you with this.

I'm so sorry to hear about your dental issues. The physical pain alone can be too much, add to it the cost of dental work, without dental coverage, can be almost too much to bare.


I medically retired at 41 and was approved first time around for SSDI, which made me eligible for Medicare.

Even with the dental insurance I had through the COBRA, the out of pocket expenses were painful so I put off what I could until the new year as I'd already maxed out my benefits for last year.

Nothing's easy. Maybe I'll just have all my teeth taken out and get implants.

As our birthdays fall on the cusp of Scorpio and Saggitarius, which does your daughter seem to lean toward?

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LupieD I hear you my career meant a lot to me and when I started having seizures and trouble walking it wasn't safe for me to be at work. I went from being around over 300 people a day to just my hubby and the kids. Very very sad.


So many people hate their jobs and think it's a picnic lying around and receiving a disability check each month. Number one, the check is laughable, but I LOVED my job and while it did offer me the flexibility to work remotely much of the time, it did require a lot of travel. I finally hit a brick wall and got a major kidney infection while at our corporate offices in PA. and had to return home early. That was the beginning of the end for me. When a large part of your identity, self worth and pride in what you've accomplished is ripped from you, leaving you alone with no distractions from the every day grind of medications, doctor appointments, labs, hospitalizations and sheer exhaustion, it can be devastating. It was for me and sounds like for you as well. I'm sorry.

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I hear you when I "crashed" I spent the next year in and out of the hospital. It was awful. Then when I asked to work from home I was told no which really surprised me since a couple of others got to work from home. My works excuse was that I had to interact with doctors and reachers while the other ones did not. I was to sick to fight it.

The bright side was I got to spend time with the kids. My son has autism and mild retardation and my daughter was involved in cheer and stuff. So growing up I was a latch key kid (and hubby did to) it was nice to be there when ever they needed me.

My mom never came to anything for school which hurt even when I won awards so even while doing chemo I would get discharged in time to see her perform.

A couple of years ago I received a call from an old coworker. They were told to stop all contact with me. I think they were afraid I I would sue them them. Most of the people I had worked with for 20 years. We went to each other's houses birthday party's etc. it really hurt.

That's why this forum means so much to me. Once I found it, it kinda gave me a purpose if that makes sense

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It was my understanding when I lost my job that Cobra insurance only lasts 18 months.
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Are you asking me about length of my cobra?

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It was my understanding when I lost my job that Cobra insurance only lasts 18 months.


I'm not sure. I wonder if it's different when it's a divorce situation vs. termination from employment. Either way, I'd only had it year before it mysteriously disappeared. I need to make some calls and see what I can find out.

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Dear LupieD: Insure.com is one of many sites for quick 'overall' insight. Marketplace for help? Or not? Transition from cobra? .....and more
My cobra ended after three years. My premium was by personal check monthly then $400(( about 15 yrs ago) for individual based on group ins we had as family plan.:
FYI: finally, I did go through the marketplace ( provided by deceased spouse ins I had until end of 2015); I have UnitedHealthCare through AARP and Aetna for drug.
Hope this is of help.
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@LupieD, Is it possible to have elements of both Scorpio and Saggitarius. I'm not a follower of astrology, but I did check both signs and she has qualities of both. 
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@LupieD, Is it possible to have elements of both Scorpio and Saggitarius. I'm not a follower of astrology, but I did check both signs and she has qualities of both. 


I'm not a big astrology follower either. I only know I lean more toward Scorpio because my sister is Saggitarius and we are very different in many ways; although the older we get the more similarities we seem to have. I like to think it's just because she finally realized I'm right about everything and she wants to be just like her big sis. Lol.

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Zest......thank you so much for the info. I'll definitely take a look.

Right now, all I need is dental. I have Medicare and Medi-Cal (supplemental avail. In CA) and I just bought vision coverage for my son and myself through AARP.


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Some Medi Cal will cover dental stuff you should check in to it
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Some Medi Cal will cover dental stuff you should check in to it


Oooooh.....good to know. Adding to the list of calls I need to make tomorrow. Thanks!

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No problem
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Sorry to hear that Lupie. My bottom teeth have completely rotted away due to it and cannot afford any dental care:(
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