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Alison Tyler (Writer)
Called "hot & honest" by Publishers Weekly. Insomniac. (Former) thrift-store clerk. Laptop Trollop. Eroticist. Wise ass. Yarn fan.
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Alison Tyler (Writer) 4h
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*beat*
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Alison Tyler (Writer) 4h
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"Ultimately, I understand Goliath is going to be the shit out of me. But I will be David as long as I possibly can."
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Alison Tyler (Writer) 12h
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I made a woman at the insurance company cry today when I was talking about Sam. Something is drastically wrong with this picture.
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Alison Tyler (Writer) 12h
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So the advocate says, "Wow, you really know how to tell a story. I should hire you to write the pitches for all of my clients." I say, "I've told this to everyone we've run into. I want people to see him as a person, not a patient." She says: "You are a powerful advocate."
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Alison Tyler (Writer) 12h
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And what do I end up having to do? File appeal after mother-fucking appeal.
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Alison Tyler (Writer) 12h
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He is the type of man who will stop to change a stranger's tire, a superhero who has helped people who were lit on fire. At a parade, when a child fell from a horse, there he was to help. When a coworker collapsed, there he was to help. Now, he needs a little more time to heal.
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Alison Tyler (Writer) 12h
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He was a volunteer fire fighter for 15 years (an EMT for 8). He has brought 3 people back to life using CPR. He has rescued stranded travelers (in water & on dry land), bandaged burn victims, helped set up numerous helicopter landing sites, gone in the night to lift the fallen...
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Alison Tyler (Writer) 12h
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So we are talking with an advocate. She says to me: "I'll need a story I can sell." I said, "You want me to tell you a story about Sam?" "Yes..." So I said...
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Alison Tyler (Writer) 13h
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As soon as I have the paperwork from the insurance company (which they are mailing~ but which our case worker will have electronically) I can appeal outside of the insurance company's own process. If I understand this correctly.
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Alison Tyler (Writer) 13h
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I am appealing. It took me 2 hours on the phone being transferred from one line to the next. The appeal could take 24-72 hours. Our benefits are put on hold during this time. The appeal could also take longer (45-75 days).
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agnes bookbinder 13h
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I. Freaking. Hate. That. Are you going to appeal?
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Alison Tyler (Writer) 13h
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The insurance company denied us to keep him at the acute rehabilitation hospital any longer. They feel that his rehab is not a "medical necessity." Meanwhile, the skilled nursing center where they want to send him has denied him because they feel he requires acute rehabilitation.
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Alison Tyler (Writer) Jan 21
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It's difficult to rationalize with someone who is missing the synapses needed. It's like driving a car without a steering wheel.
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Alison Tyler (Writer) Jan 20
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But it is hard as fuck.
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Alison Tyler (Writer) Jan 20
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Basically, I was told he'd never walk/move his left arm again. To paraphrase, their attitude was "so why bother?" Meanwhile, he is knocking down every barrier they put in his way. His unwavering dedication gives me the daily strength I need to advocate for him.
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Alison Tyler (Writer) Jan 20
I have been fighting to keep him in the rehab hospital where he is since 12/31. The insurance company felt he wasn't progressing fast enough & deemed "rehab not a medical necessity." I have chronicled his progress with photos and videos. Each day is a daunting uphill struggle.
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Alison Tyler (Writer) Jan 20
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If you'd like to help...
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Alison Tyler (Writer) Jan 20
Music is a lifesaver when you're sad & lonely. I've been lifted up by Bowie, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, The Stones, The Police, Massive Attack... on the commutes to & fro the hospital for the past month.
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Alison Tyler (Writer) Jan 20
He calls and asks, "What time are you coming tomorrow?" I tell him I'll be there by 8 a.m., and he says, "I watch the clock and count the minutes until I see my baby again." ⌚️
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Alison Tyler (Writer) Jan 20
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Thank you. ❤️
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