I am old and crippled up

Posted by okwrangler @okwrangler, Jun 29 11:44am

I am 75. I can not sit, stand, or walk. I can not ride in a car. I can find no one NO ONE to help me. I worked all my life and ow I am crippled up and can not do anything. Doctors will not help me, the VA will not help me, Medicare will not help me, AARP will not help me. Right now I am just trying to find some organization that will help me get back up on my feet. Anybody got any ideas? Thank you for reading my gripe.

@okwrangler

I am in Oklahoma.Been here since 1965.  Came here to go to collegeNo, I do not know anybody in the medical field.  That ts one of my problems.  And actually,that is what I am looking for  I am sure that there is a way that I can get help if I can only find the right person to help me.Why am I so stand offish about 911?  My wife's appendix ruptured last year.  Yes, pretty scary.  I can not drive so I was calling to try to find someone.to take her to the hospital.  I called local churches and they would not help me.  I called 911 and it took an hour and a half for them to show up.

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@okwrangler
You mentioned when you call 911 that the sheriffs office answers. Do you live in a rural area where the county provides law enforcement instead of an incorporated city with it's own police dept? Perhaps you live in a small town without adequate medical facilities. Do you have access to a major medical center? Are you near Oklahoma City or Tulsa?
Jake

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Thank you all for understanding

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@okwrangler

i will call social services tomorrow.  I will let you know what they say.
My wife does everything she can to help me.  Sometimes I feel like she does more than should be expected.  We have been married 54 years.
Thank you.

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Thank you. 

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@okwrangler I did a simple search, using Google, for your County:
Garfield County Human Services Dept
580-548-2100
2405 Mercer Dr, Enid

Long Term Care Authority Enid Area Agency on Aging
http://www.ltcaenid.org/
[this is a great website with a lot of resources listed!]

Area Agency on Aging Helpline
580-237-2236
202 W. Broadway, Suite A, Enid

These are for your county, so don't be put off if you do not live in Enid, they are using the county seat. I would encourage to try calling one or more of these resources to help you address what you are looking for. Will you contact them and let me know what you find out?
Ginger

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@gingerw

@okwrangler I did a simple search, using Google, for your County:
Garfield County Human Services Dept
580-548-2100
2405 Mercer Dr, Enid

Long Term Care Authority Enid Area Agency on Aging
http://www.ltcaenid.org/
[this is a great website with a lot of resources listed!]

Area Agency on Aging Helpline
580-237-2236
202 W. Broadway, Suite A, Enid

These are for your county, so don't be put off if you do not live in Enid, they are using the county seat. I would encourage to try calling one or more of these resources to help you address what you are looking for. Will you contact them and let me know what you find out?
Ginger

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Thank you, Ginger!!

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@becsbuddy

Your comment from Mayo Clinic came through as only a series of letters and numbers. Can you just tell us what you were saying?
I know that this must be a very difficult time for you. I like the advice that @artist01 gave about calling and asking for a social worker to speak to and help you.
Why did you say no to Medicaid?

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I do appreciate everyone helping me. I do not know why sometimes the comments go through and sometimes they do not. Sometimes I will try to post a comment and it will give me some kind of an error. Maybe, probably, it is my fault, so I will apologize if I have hurt anyone's feelings.- Sorry.
The guy that I talked to from Medicaid said that I could apply for food assistance. Well we are eating, probably too much.. We eat a lot more hamburger than we do prime rib, but we are eating. I just am not looking for food assistance,.

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@okwrangler

I do appreciate everyone helping me. I do not know why sometimes the comments go through and sometimes they do not. Sometimes I will try to post a comment and it will give me some kind of an error. Maybe, probably, it is my fault, so I will apologize if I have hurt anyone's feelings.- Sorry.
The guy that I talked to from Medicaid said that I could apply for food assistance. Well we are eating, probably too much.. We eat a lot more hamburger than we do prime rib, but we are eating. I just am not looking for food assistance,.

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This message came through perfectly, Okwrangler. I'm glad to hear that food assistance is one thing you're not in need of.

I can't believe I didn't mention Aunt Betha before now. "My Help Navigator" powered by Aunt Bertha is a social care network that connects people and programs — making it easy for people to find social services in their communities, for nonprofits to coordinate their efforts, and for customers to integrate social care into the work they already do.

Here's the link to Aunt Bertha’s navigator: https://myhelpnavigator.auntbertha.com/

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@colleenyoung

This message came through perfectly, Okwrangler. I'm glad to hear that food assistance is one thing you're not in need of.

I can't believe I didn't mention Aunt Betha before now. "My Help Navigator" powered by Aunt Bertha is a social care network that connects people and programs — making it easy for people to find social services in their communities, for nonprofits to coordinate their efforts, and for customers to integrate social care into the work they already do.

Here's the link to Aunt Bertha’s navigator: https://myhelpnavigator.auntbertha.com/

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Thank you very much for your suggestion. I will go through all the sites and see which ones I can use. I did open it up and there is a lot of information to go through. Thank you again

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To @artist01, @colleenyoung, @becsbuddy, @gingerw, @jakedduck1, @sueinmn, and all….I'm so impressed. What a group of fantastic, loving, kind, competent folks you are. You are remarkable, each of you. And, put you together, there's no stopping you. @okwranger, you have had some great folks helping out. Lots of years of suffering and learning how to make it are helping you. You've come a long way it seems to this point. Now, you have good info and great contacts and can get help you need. Congratulations.
Blessings to each of you and to Wrangler, you be blessed and may you find the peace and comfort you need. elizabeth

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@okwrangler

Thank you very much for your suggestion. I will go through all the sites and see which ones I can use. I did open it up and there is a lot of information to go through. Thank you again

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@okwrangler We have not heard from you, will you post to give us an update how you are doing this weekend, please?
Ginger

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@ess77

To @artist01, @colleenyoung, @becsbuddy, @gingerw, @jakedduck1, @sueinmn, and all….I'm so impressed. What a group of fantastic, loving, kind, competent folks you are. You are remarkable, each of you. And, put you together, there's no stopping you. @okwranger, you have had some great folks helping out. Lots of years of suffering and learning how to make it are helping you. You've come a long way it seems to this point. Now, you have good info and great contacts and can get help you need. Congratulations.
Blessings to each of you and to Wrangler, you be blessed and may you find the peace and comfort you need. elizabeth

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Dear Elizabeth; You are exactly right – there are a lot of people o this forum who are offeriig a lot of helpful information, and I wish I could shake each of their hands and give each of them a proper thank you, but none of the information applied to me. You see, I did call Medicare, and I do not qualify for Medicare; and I called Social Services to see if I could get a social worker to come out and talk with me , and I can not. The Aunt Bertha site is a great site for some people, but
I went through every category and none of it applied to me. For example, if I needed help getting air transportation to a hospital, they will arrange for air transportation. Except, i have to be able to get on and off of the plane by myself. Also, they will help me get a bus pass, except, No 1, I have to be able to sit o a bus, and, No. 2 – there are no buses in my area.
I am not trying to be negettive. It is just that this is what I have ran into for the last three years.
And my name is Gary.
Thank you.

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@gingerw

@okwrangler We have not heard from you, will you post to give us an update how you are doing this weekend, please?
Ginger

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Dear Ginger:
I can honestly say that my left knee is feeling better. Oh, it still hurts, just not as bad as it did a week ago. I still can not crawl on it, but a little improvement is encouraging. I am still confident that I am going to get back up on my feet.
Thank you for asking.
Gary

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