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    JaneA asked a questionColorectal (Colon) Cancer

    Texas Court Strikes Down Affordable Care Act

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      BarbarainBham

      KB2013, I have Medicare Parts A & B also. If you are feeling better, be sure to look up and learn your Medicare Patient Rights which are usually available on the Medicare website or possibly in a hospital package for inpatients. There are additional Medicare patient rights that apply when you are in a nursing home. (Just my opinion, but I think some medical professionals are more or less willing to appeal rules because of the time involved.)

      I know there's one right that says if you don't think you are medically ready to leave the hospital, you can tell your doctor or case worker, and it sets up a procedure of them appealing to Medicare to get an extension. The bad part is if you stay and Medicare doesn't approve the extension, you have to pay the bill. (I previously asked about this when my mother was in the hospital.)

      Best wishes. It's bad that sick people have to know how to "appeal."

      14 days ago
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      KB2013

      BarbarainBham: I was on Medicare twenty plus years being totally disabled. Medicare approval process is simple if you are reasonably healthy and can get by with standard of care but, not for those like me who have orphan diseases. Today, thanks to electronic med recs, all the coding and pre-auths, doctors everywhere are overwhelmed and many have quit medicine altogether. Under Medicare, gov, not the physicians involved, are making medical the decisions. I am aware the doctors can protest so to speak and argue 'til they are blue in the face but, they seldom win against the Fed machine. Medicare tells docs the procedure is to go by standard of care for a period of time, REGARDLESS how many occasions previously the pt was forced to endure these useless attempts. If the ACA is a good thing, then Pelosi and all those who shoved it down everyones throats should be required to use it for themselves. While the ACA helped roughly 11mil previously uninsured, multitudes more LOST coverage. This is a sore subject for me but, maybe another lifetime resident of hospital rooms who was at the mercy of gov care can explain it better.

      12 days ago
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      rene2

      An elderly friend of mine called me crying recently. She was at the hospital with her very ill husband. He had a catheter and IV. The nurses told her the doctor was going to send her husband home and they had to teach her how to take care of him. She was terrified. I told her when the doctor comes in and says he is to be discharged reach across the bed and grab his hand, look him in the eyes, and say "are you discharging him because he's well enough to go home or because he's a medicare patient?". She did it and the doctor sighed and agreed he wasn't really well enough to go home.

      A single-payer system would be a disaster. I don't think the ACA as it was originally written is the answer either. I think it needs to continually evolve in order to provide the most benefit to the most people.

      4 days ago
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    JaneA asked a questionColorectal (Colon) Cancer

    Do holiday recipes bring back fond memories?

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      mtnraindancer

      Christmas means so many things for different people but I think universal kindness, understanding and love should rise to the top always. The "Santa Sacks" that Greg mentioned were done by our church and I always loved to get tone of them. We never had a lot in terms of money or material things growing up, but my Mom loved to cook at Christmas and you could taste the love in all of it. She seemed super happy in that kitchen humming away as she cooked. As kids we made a lot of our decorations for the tree. My mother held on to a tin-foil wrapped cardboard cut-out star that topped our tree every year. I didn't appreciate what that meant until I was older. One other sweet memory is about my dad. He would bring home a bag of orange slice candy and Brazil nuts and walnuts. We made such a mess trying to crack those nuts. I didn't like the orange slices then, but I love them now and always think of him when I see them.

      24 days ago
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      meyati

      How about an aluminum turkey roaster made out of a B-24 bomber after the War? and a solid Maple rolling pin? both from 1947, maybe 1948. As far as cooking, my mom was one of the worst cooks in America. My dad taught us how to cook for the sake of our survival through adulthood.

      24 days ago
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      SandiA

      Christmas Eve was the 29th year of my mom’s passing. But we still make her stuffing every year. All my cousins all have the recipes for the years I can’t make it. I even passed it on to my daughter in law who lives in KC. She wanted my son to be able to have some since it is his favorite holiday dish. They took it to their family gathering and now it has become a tradition for her family. I told her I passed the torch. She said she gave it to all our aunts, cousins etc. I can’t help but think it makes my mom smile in heaven. Her stuffing has made it all the way to KC.

      23 days ago
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    JaneA asked a questionColorectal (Colon) Cancer

    Have you heard? Best Survival Ever in Resectionable Pancreatic Cancer

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      GregP_WN

      Good news, I saw a segment on the StandUp2Cancer show about a pancreatic cancer patient that was a long term survivor. It's good news.

      4 months ago
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      Lynne-I-Am

      Think that is wonderful. Great inroads in treatments being made with fighting cancers., especially pancreatic, blood , lung , and breast . Very hopeful time in battling these terrible diseases.

      4 months ago
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    JaneA asked a questionColorectal (Colon) Cancer

    Billy Graham's Daughter has been diagnosed with Breast Cancer

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      GregP_WN

      It doesn't seem like she should be 70, but that shows how our perception of time is changed as we get older. We wish her the best.

      4 months ago
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      LiveWithCancer

      I heard that on the radio the other day. I didn't hear what type of breast cancer or stage ... and forgot to research to see if I could learn more.

      I agree, Greg, it is hard to believe she is 70!!

      Definitely, cancer is a non-discriminatory disease.

      4 months ago