Sunday, October 31, 2010

WE WON!!!!

I apologize for not blogging sooner but we have been having some computer issues. WE WON HIS SOCIAL SECURITY CASE!! He is now considered disabled and will get social security disability each month. They deemed his disability started in August 2007 so he is already eligible for Medicare which is AWESOME since his cobra has now ended. His prescriptions alone without insurance are almost $1000 a month. All this Medicare stuff is confusing though. I really feel for the elderly folks who do not have people to help them figure it all out. Now that his medicare has started (which they back dated to July) we can get counseling started. We need help learning how to live with his "new" brain. Most of the irreparable damage from the strokes is in the frontal lobe which controls A LOT of things...mood, personality, decision making skills, forward thinking ability, etc. Things are finally starting to feel lighter. Thank you again for all of the love and support we have received since the beginning! (the picture is of Ron with our youngest nephew, Levi)