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yesterday was touch and go but so far today is going well

Saturday, July 20, 2019

good morning- my DH is retiring soon - so he has to line up Medicare and such. We went down yesterday. I tried calling- got a lady that hung up on me when I told her someone who used to work there told us to get an appt for this. She says do not believe these people- they do not know how things work - you have go to us. She would not give me an appointment - she was not friendly at all. I asked her name and she hung up on me. So DH & I went down to the office, we went to one window and then had to wait for the next window. I normally do not mind but it was noisy and I could not concentrate on my book. DH was not doing much better. I left early after being there 2 hours. DH waited another 1 1/2 hours but got a wonderful man who was extremely helpful. It was all worth the wait. By the time DH got home his mood changed. I think he was worried about his weigh in this morning. Well he just came back and was 3 lbs lighter. I weighed this morning at home 2 lbs lighter. He is in a good mood now. TG I know you should not be tied to the number on the scale but I will get there again. There is so much change going on in my life that I want to keep losing but what I have found stress makes me stop losing. When I am relaxed I lose! I wish I could remember this when I am stressed. DH and I had many a talk yesterday. He is coming up on his last on-call duty. There was an executive talking to DH's department. DH's department said "Do you know this man is leaving soon - where is his replacement?" We talked about him managing his stress. You are a short timer! I need you to handle the stress better. My BP was too high last time. Now I have it in control again but this stress is not good for your heart and my heart. For today he is listening and calm. So we will see how it going today. He has to fill out these forms for Medicare and he is going over what they say to me. I add suggestions and he is not welcoming. He is getting stressed from these forms. Oh well. I am trying very hard to be patient. I am also saying a little prayer. Have good day! I am really trying! emoticon
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    WOW! not a very good situation. Here in Nova Scotia we are automaticly enrolled in Pharmacare when we start to collect Old Age Pension.
    87 days ago
    You can sign up for Medicare online, but my DH and I wanted to do it in person. At our local office we have to have an appointment, they take appointments 2-3 months out. But we got it done. Welcome to Medicare! We also filled out forms to allow me to call on hubby's behalf. Without those forms they can't even discuss whether or not you had a medical appointment let alone billing info. Medicare doesn't accept any power of attorney, neither does SS.
    87 days ago
    OH MAN, I feel your pain w/regards to Medicare and Social Security. It's a *__P shoot as to whether you get someone helpful or not. Wishing you luck. You're not alone! Going thru the same thing.

    87 days ago
  • SUNSET09
    emoticon emoticon you are emoticon and life can be trying and a test. You and DH are doing a great job with it all. If the emoticon works for you, by all means, use it. Know thyself is what I believe in and what works for one, may not work for someone else. Keep up the good work and emoticon emoticon
    87 days ago
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