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    Kitsaplakegirl wrote on LuvinSis's wall

    Luvinsis,Thank you for your answer to my ssi etc question.Great answer-even I could understand you! All true,I am expecting my past employers' LTD carrier to "redefine" my ststus to any job. I would only get 800$ per month.As is I get double that, minus 100 for med part a &b I pay 600 month rent and have 12000 $ dr,hosp bills.Know anything about spenddowns? I am currently about two hundred bucks over every limit.ex-I used to recieve 16 bucks monthly dshs food credits,wow but it was something.I have to schlepp to local food banks weekly just to keep some kind of food.My med supplies are gonna nickel and dime me to death with colostomy pouches and whatnot,now also I am starting to need calcium and various meds for bone loss,sleep aids, and if there were anything for peripheral neuropathy I would be taking it too. Any ideas,recomendations are greatly accepted. I am a bit worried about my redefination because I do not agree with my doctor(at the time,new) and his limitations-or lack thereof listed in his paperwork forwarded to said LTD insurance carrier. DW

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      If you have LTD, are you receiving SSDI or SSI. Most people who have LTD benefits have enough past income and credits to be receiving SSDI. With SSDI there is no limit on you household income, benefits and resources. With SSI, traditionally you have very limited income and resources (usually not receiving LTD . Can you clarify for me?

      Many people try Gabapentin, the generic of Neurontin, for peripheral neuropathy.

      Would you be eligible for bankruptcy due to medical bills? I'm guessing you have original Medicare only (Medicare supplement policies and Medicare Advantage plans limit your annual out of pocket costs, but many required additional monthly premiums.

      Be sure to call your city and county social services offices for any type of support they provide for disabled and/or lower income residents. Some areas have created interesting multiple user communities which house low income and non-low income people together.

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    Hi,you answered my hydration question awhile ago,you mentioned pineapple andpapaya-you mean seeds?That sounds good.Another question-what do you think of carbonated flavored water? I know sodas are more diuretic than hydrator,but are carbonated waters same thing? Good or bad? I don't know-do you? Thanks and Take carelove dw

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      Apologies but I no longer remember your question nor my response. Nor do I have the technical skill to find it again. :)I can tell you, however, that the pineapple (especially at the core) contains a wonderful enzyme called bromelain which your body sux up and which, when juiced, makes other veggies in a juice taste a lot better. It is very juicy and hydrating. Eating it whole provides the bromelain, the fiber, and the juice in a super tasty manner. If you are currently treating, you are probably well off to juice because it saves your body the energy of working to digest food. The juice can be used by the body for energy just about immediately.

      Papaya is different. It is very good tasting and very good for you. It is, however, the unripe papaya (which I do not reccommend that you eat until you know a lot more about it) which contains much of the enzyme papain. The papain helps with digestion.

      The seed of the papaya taste something like mustard and pepper. Eating half a dozen crushed seeds, 2x/day with a tablespoon of fresh lime juice is said to be of great help for liver cirrosis. The seeds are both antibacterial and antifungal.

      What these enzymes do is to change (for the better) your internal flora or bacterial environment. They are not to be taken lightly or to be taken without doctor consent when you are on medications.

      Carbonated water, by itself, is not, I believe, a diuretic. Mineral water certainly is not either. Neither is seltzer. How your body reacts to the extra minerals and the carbon is a completely different issue (i. e. salt retention). When it comes to the flavors, however, I don't know what to say as it is the exact content of each flavor that will make that determination. Caffeine and/or chemicals are issues.

      I hope this answer helps you.

      Cheers.

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