| | Re: Need advice?
Yes, phone is in his name only. Unfortunately this independent phone company has a monopoly on this area owning all kinds of rights. They have been in service forever and grew quickly thus able to obtain/maintain these rights while ever expanding their areas. Once, Bell South put in a pay phone at the local Hardee's but they had to pay this independent company for the usage rights of their lines, etc.. The pay phone was uninstalled about 3 months later because of the charges, etc....too much of a pain in the butt for what it was worth to Bell South.
My only other options would be to go with getting my internet thru a satellite service like Wild Blue which is a bit expensive. I am checking on a bundle package with AT&T which is the only other option. I technically don't need the house phone since I have a cell phone but this company won't allow you to have just DSL without having a home phone. They are a pain in the behind...greedy, greedy! If I can swing getting DSL thru AT&T I will be good.
I have a seperate bank account that my SS Disability goes into by direct deposit. My disability income though is a drop in the bucket to what I made when I worked full time. It will be terribly difficult to struggle and pay the bills even with cutting everything I can possibly do without. I may have to even loose DSL which will kill me because the computer/internet is sometimes my only connection with the outside world due to the disability. I also use it to research like everyone else, especially things that have to do with my disbility. The health insurance is only good till October. I was on his so I could get my medicine with just a copay as opposed to full price. Several of my drugs are $300/month if paying full price. I am on medicare but when I lose this insurance because he won't go back to work with the pipeline, I will have to go and purchase a medicare supplement to cover what medicare doesn't pay for. Because I am under 65, I am screwed by insurance companies and forced to pay more than the above 65 folks. Before I got on his insurance to get the drug coverage, my supplement ran around 200 bucks a month. I'd also have to get Medicare Part D drug coverage which is a joke....it helps for about the first couple of months, then you go into the so-called "doughnut hole" where you are forced to pay full price. Of course I will never be able to pay full price so I will then have to go without medicine! The kicker of everything is that you have to be pure white trash poor to qualify for medicaid which would pay for everything, but because I own land and have a car that is not 12 years old, I won't qualify for medicaid! I won't even qualify for "food stamps" either! I will be like many others....one of those that falls the cracks of the system which makes me furious with our government. We give away millions in aid to other countries while there are citizens of our country that need help and when you are sick and alone, dealing with your illness whatever it is, you can't fight for change to our government's policies! This is a crying shame but our politicians don't care because they are getting kickbacks from drug companies, insurance companies, etc..
So, this is my demise people and married to an SOB that could care less if I drop dead, much less have a morsel of food to eat! He knows what will happen to me when I can't get my meds anymore but it is so much more important to shove me out of his mind and build a new life with the sorry tramp he has taken up with. He is immature and irresponsible and figures that his happiness matters more and doesn't understand how screwed up the system is....he is....bottom line....SELFISH and could care less. As long as I was healthy everything was fine but now, why should he have to put up with my disability....what a burden to him and he didn't sign up for this!!!!
It's very hard not to give up when you are all alone, sick and facing these kind of odds.
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