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Well -- sometimes things work out. You MAY be able to stay and you may be able to work Leon into a rehab after his back op to help both of you through recovery. It would be AWESOME to have facilities closer but, that would probably be a few years out. And you have been looking to see what's out there in case you need to rethink again.

As to Mel, I believe he is doing what God intended for him. While you certainly miss and love that awesome guy, he does appear to be so very content with Maisy and the sheep. If I were an LGD, I'd sure be happy living there with the farm and wonderful animal caring humans!! At this stage in YOUR life, it seems the best to know he's loved, cared for well and settled.
MEL is right where he needs to be for sure, he is so happy and content , I am thrilled at how it all worked out.,......... as to us...lol...things will work out one way or another, but I am not leaving my animals anytime in the near future. Leon will have to decide on the back surgery, I am not and can not take care of him during that recovery.....his decision to make, not mine, I have washed my hands of it...(.insert smiley face)
 

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He is a grown man and will have to make a grown up decision. Back surgery and rehab afterwards because you can't give him that level of care required, plus put him in the truck for therapy every day and how many miles away? Then back home, get him out of the truck, in the house, in the bed......nah, rehab it is!

Haha! I got it! Tell him it's back surgery and rehab or you can knock him in the head and tell God that he died..... :yesss:

On the smileys, just respond back to me. Drop the smileys down, click on all the ones you normally use. Then you will get them up at the top under used most often, where they are convenient.
 

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He is a grown man and will have to make a grown up decision. Back surgery and rehab afterwards because you can't give him that level of care required, plus put him in the truck for therapy every day and how many miles away? Then back home, get him out of the truck, in the house, in the bed......nah, rehab it is!

Haha! I got it! Tell him it's back surgery and rehab or you can knock him in the head and tell God that he died..... :yesss:

On the smileys, just respond back to me. Drop the smileys down, click on all the ones you normally use. Then you will get them up at the top under used most often, where they are convenient.
Lmao....your advice is perfect about leon...... But I still can't get the smile button to work when I hit it, been trying all day..(.now insert me with my hands around the smiling guys neck , rocking back n forth while choking the smile off the little buggers face ! )
 

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The only constant in life is change (and taxes)! I know you :loveyour animals and would miss them terribly.
Your right Bruce, I think I would be so miserable if we moved away and lived in a controled area with people telling us what we can and can't do....um nope, that won't work at all. I LOVE my critters, so here I will stay until I am no longer able to care for them or myself.
 

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Just a few thoughts. I am glad that you have decided to stay. Plus now you have a nice "new house" from all the work you have done. I am assuming that DH is on medicare? What type of supplement? Talk to the insurance agent and see what you guys have, what is available. I do know that when I have my ankle done, the doctor is the one who "assesses" the patients' condition, and determines where he will go for his initial release. And they do take into consideration who and what is available at home. I will be going into a rehab for the ankle, for as many days as we can get out of the medicare &/or supplemental policy I have. It is 14 or 21 days I believe. Seriously, you need to find out what you have, what it will cover.

I know that @Mini Horses was talking about how she has changed her medicare and gone to the medicare advantage plan. It will cover a bunch of little perks, like some dental, glasses and even OTC things like bandaids and aspirin etc. BUT, I did call my insurance lady and asked her about it. She says she will not write an "advantage plan" because it will hurt you if something does go wrong. She told me it is great for those that don't have any problems, and don't anticipate any problems. You can get the extras..... but that there are co-pays for many things. And, if you have a major problem, like my trip to the ER a couple weeks ago, it can cost you . Up to about 4,000 in co-pays and stuff that isn't covered.
The kicker is, if you have a problem, say like I did, and you are on "an advantage plan" , you will never be able to switch back to regular medicare with a supplement, like the plan G I have now. You will not meet the underwriting. Then you are screwed for any kind of better coverage. So I said, okay, that is why I called you to aske because I had heard all sort of things. On top of that, I had an appt. with a new dr. today, to have a personal care physician, when I do the ankle replacement, I have to have someone here who will oversee my rehab care. This was more for a "get to know you" kind of visit, but also to follow up on the incident 2 weeks ago when I wound up in the ER with the "eyes locking" to the left that my chiropractor said was a pinched nerve high in my neck.
Anyway, she was pretty n ice, and we did alot of talking about how I don't go to drs, unless I am sick, I am not a "run to the doc for every little thing" and all. We discussed what the "diagnosis" was from the ER and how I refuse to take a "seizure" medicine with no proof of a seizure. She was puzzled why they did not do an EEG to see about the possibility of the brain nerves firing erratically, and some other stuff , before deciding it was a seizure. So she wants me to go to a neurologist for an EEG, and termed it a "vision problem" to not give it a label of seizure....which can affect you forever, restrict/prevent you from driving, all kinds of things. She also wants me to do some additional bloodwork for thyroid, iron,Vit D and something else. Plus my sugar was high in the blood work from the ER so wants me to do a fasting blood sugar....
What I am getting to, is that she asked what kind of insurance I had, and I said Medicare, and a supplement, and a drug plan coverage too. She said good, that some of this is sometimes not covered by some insurances. Also, that it was good that I didn't have an advantage plan because I would be paying for a good bit of it out of pocket and that it was very restrictive on what doctors were included/allowable.

So, find out what you have down to the letter. And then push the doctor to "evaluate" DH condition after back surgery, and "Determine" that he has to go into rehab and take advantage of whatever you can get out of it. There is more that you can get than they like to let on about.
 
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