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    About 25 years ago I had a student loan. Then I had open heart surgery and I got all the necessary paperwork to have the loan forgiven.
        And everything was fine until last year, After all these years they want that money back.
        I'm on SSI, and that money doesn't come in my name it's in my mother's name.
        Around Christmas time I hot a phone call from one collection agency, the guy said whatever he said in an intimidating manner. Then I said well my check isn't in my name, it's in my mom's name. And that was the last I heard from that collection agency.
         Then a couple months ago I got a call from a different collection agency.
        The first agency knew they had their hands on an uncollectible debt, But they sold it to a different company.

         The thing is my health situation is worse than it was when I had the debt forgiven. And now just thinking about this makes me so upset I can feel my blood pressure rising. Last week just thinking about this my heart started racing to the extent that I went to the emergency room and they had to inject me with something that stops my heart then restarts it. It's like a reset button.
         Not only that but a neurologist I was sent to diagnosed me with narcolepsy and said I was not fit for work or drive or stand up for long hours or carry anything heavy or any of that.
          And not only that The only way they know to remedy narcolepsy is with stimulants, which I can't take because it affects my heart.
          I asked them to stand by their diagnosis and state that on paper to the collection agency but they refused. So I told them I would not be back as a patient.

    "Too much. There's too much fucking perspective now." David St. Hubbins

    by nellgwen on Thu Mar 14, 2013 at 09:42:43 AM PDT

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