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Still Wondering What's Next? Anything at Anytime (I) has/have had a rough start to the year. Sorry for the delays in Posts and I Promise to do better. No Excuses as Life Must GO ON! So Keep an Eye Open... Oh, if you would like to follow on Twitter I am @DanWins2007.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Things from Unexpected Places

Anything at Anytime is a bit shorter today.

For those of you New to this Blog:
I am 42 years old and have Later Stage Emphysema, thus the Emphysema page.

Now that that is out of the way.

Things here at home have sort of changed.  I say sort of because financially nothing has changed yet.
Social Security Finally Acknowledged one of my request for my Disability.

You would not believe the paperwork that goes with it........

Got it all completed as much as I can - now I just need to get an appointment with one of the local agents, which does not seem like that is going to be to bad as she already sent me an email.  Then have her go over my paper work and get all she needs from the Dr.'s office and that one should be on the road to somewhere.

Cross Your Fingers, toes, arms, legs, and anything else you can cross in hopes it all goes through for Us.
It would be a Boon for the Family, most especially J and myself.

That by itself was/is an accomplishment of sorts headed in the right direction.

Last Tuesday I wrote short post "A Must Read! (Not by Me)" with an email that had been passed on to me by a Woman I haven't seen in YEARS but if I were to run into her today she would still treat me like "that long lost little brother".  I have no doubt with open arms, hugs and tears for me; and for my wife and girls.
I added that email to my post solely for the reason that I felt it was a Good Story and that fit in well with many of the things, sentiments that I have posted here on Anything at Anytime in the past.
I read the whole thing and as things do when we read some of them just blend in with the email/story we are reading.  I wouldn't have put it in if I hadn't, as I don't want certain things getting on the site as I like to keep it PG-13 at the most with maybe a VERY very rare R in there. (I don't think I have any of those on here, hmmmmmm, might have to go back and read to be sure.)

That is not what that bit is about.

What it is about:
The very next day I get a call from my Father, telling me he had a conversation with one of his American Legion representatives (for those that don't know - The American Legion is a U.S. wide Group of Veterans that has multiple Post in every single State of the Union) and that person had given him the name of a lady to call at another post in Waco and she deals very closely with the VA (Veterans Administration).

Well, my Father being my Father went ahead and arranged a phone call appointment for me with this lady last Thursday.
So, in trying to keep my Father's good name with his contacts I made the phone call at the first available time he gave me 9 AM -10 AM her time (8 AM - 9 AM my time).  I ended up Spending the better part of an hour with her on the phone but she is sending me another bunch of Paperwork to fill out (our Government and anybody dealing with our Government can't get past paperwork - there has to be a paper trail somewhere.  LOL)
She believes that I should be in a position to get some sort of Aide from the VA.  How much?  Not known but any assistance would again be a Boon.  Even if it were to just get aid in medications.  One of her concerns was that when I was in the Navy, I was on-board one of the Oldest Ships in the Fleet at the time.  A (in her time) Top of the line Destroyer Tender USS Sierra AD - 18.  In those days Asbestos was the thing to use as insulation.  She is not saying it is the Asbestos fault but wondering if the Asbestos could have been a contributing factor in my having my Emphysema show up so early in me.

So, More paperwork for me and a bit for my Dr. and that is just one way she thinks she can help.  Hopefully the paperwork will show up next and I will have it started and finished ASAP (As Soon As Possible - for those that don't know).

Again, all of this second little part "Landed in my lap" the day after I posted "A Must Read! (Not by Me)".

I went back and re-read that piece ... interesting little bit at the end that I wasn't expecting.

Now, I will ask my readers that have gotten this far....... Pray, talk to Buddha, Converse with your Greater Being, or whatever you believe in that at least one of these work my way.  Just that little bit of help would take a ton of pressure off of J and That would be just AWESOME to give her that little bit.

Part of the reason this is so short today is that I have an appointment today at my Pulmanologist  office to Test my Breathing capabilities again (easiest explanation is my lung capacity compared to last year and the year before).

So, I will leave it at that today, and will have something Good for you tomorrow.

Hope You are All having a Great Day!


  1. I have all my fingers, toes etc crossed that these paper trails lead to something financial for you and your family :)

  2. I do not believe in coincidences. God is at work here I just know it! I will pray for you Dan. I hope you get good news from your Doctor and good news on the financial front. Prayers on their way!
    Blessings, Joanne

  3. I have just said a prayer for you. Follow through with the VA. When my husband was in the last stages of lymphoma we were able to get help from them. I am sure your father will help you too.

  4. Danny,
    I wish you the best of luck in your efforts to get assistance for your disability.
    Jann aka Nana


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