Topic: Any experience with medicare?????
I am on the low side of the ups and downs and need some insight.
I was told that medicare would cover me at the doctors yesterday, but I have just been turned down as I have not worked 5 out of the last ten yeats (It took me 7 years to finish my PhD) so I only have 3, plus my husband makes too much (40,000).
Now I am desperate. What does it mean?? Is there a special program for cholangio patients or did the doctor just get it wrong and assumed I had worked enought to qualify for medicare? I was told basically to divorce my husband if I wanted help. Great.
I had such hopes that if the swedish system refused chemo on the grounds of statistcs that I at least could get it here at home. I never want to make that decision about when to come home, not for treatment but to die. I am so tired of this crap.
36 year old patient with buckets of hope