Topic: Disability Compassionate Act
Gary and I would like to thank anyone/everyone who posted about the Compassionate Act. Gary applied for disability online and was given an interview the following week. Our interviewer was wonderful! He did everything he could to make the process efficient and persuasive on our behalf. He even informed us of the possibility of receiving retroactive payments and assisted Gary's employer in filling out the form required of him. Within 3 weeks of the original interview, a deposit was made into our bank account for full payment going back to the very first day Gary was hospitalized with jaundice (minus 5 months worth - the required waiting period). This gave us a tremendous boost of spirits!!
Gary is still suffering from the results of his Whipple(Dec. 2007), chemo side effects(FOLFOX), discomfort from the drain for a pancreatic leak that just won't heal, huge painful hernias, enormous fatigue and loss of 80 lbs. He is scheduled for surgery at the beginning of April to repair the leak and hernias. Our spirits remain high though!! This website has been a blessing - I read it daily and pass information onto Gary. We have also started Dr. Quillin's diet and are having good results. So...thank you to everyone who has helped us through our journey into the unknown.
God bless each and everyone of you, and we pray for all of you.
Elaine and Gary