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The whipple procedure
deckape posted:
I entered a "post" two days ago concerning the Whipple procedure. I have yet to see my post
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davedsel responded:
Your post is further down the page and I replied. This board gets busy at times and older posts move down the page.

Here is a link to your post:
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dbr53 replied to davedsel's response:
Hi Dave,

I am a David as well. I too have almost the same situation as you. I have double DDD, Cervical and Lumbar stenosis, irreversible nerve disease, disabled, applied for SSDI and got it the go around, without an attorney. Can not have surgery, etc.

My question for you is, how were you able to draw your pension early? I am 54, and will be 55 in 2014. I too, have a pension from my company of thirty years. I would like to know if I am illegible from a tax view. Or, are all pensions different? I have read several of your comments and I think you are a great person as well as a strong Christian. Looking forward to hearing from you.

God Bless You,

davedsel replied to dbr53's response:
Hello, David.

Thank you for your kind comments.

I was with a company for 14 years. They had a policy of early retirement at age 55 with 10 or more years of service. In December of 2011, I went to the company's pension website and started the process for retirement. It was approved and started in April 2012 as I had turned 55 the month before.

Pension benefits are taxable. I have money deducted to cover these each year. Also, realize that your pension amount will be drastically reduced if you retire early - mine was reduced by about 2/3. Worth it, though, as it is better than nothing and helps with the budget.

I recommend that contact the Human Resources department of you former company or see if you can find their pension website.
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annette030 responded:
What was the Whipple Procedure you had? I wonder because the one I had heard of was the removal of much of the abdominal contents as a palliative treatment for advanced cancer. This was many years ago.

Take care, Annette

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