I was forced to take a medical retirement, because they do not appreciate FLEO’s who can’t get around worth a darn. I did make sure I kept my Federal Blue Cross/Blue Shield. However, when the doctor recommended large doses of testosterone, they refused to pay. I called them up, and told them why it was required. They demanded I send them my genetic results which is a violation of the ADA, HIPPA, and the Civil Rights Act. I filed a formal complaint with the ADA. They wrote back that it wasn’t and unimportant issue, but they were too busy to really care. So, I having knowledge of over 18 years of Federal Law Enforcement Experience, I knew my next move was to Contact the FBI’s section of Civil Rights Violations. But, with their political hot seat at the moment, I am not holding my breath for a timely response. Meanwhile, it costs 100’s to keep up the levels of Testosterone the Doctor recommends. Further, Federal Blue/Cross is not allowed to discriminate against active and former Federal Employees. I am waiting for their commeuppence. It will take time, but I am a strong advocate for people who are discriminated against because of a disease. My mother has a lesser version of what I have. I had to watch people treat her like she was retarded, which angered me. Being handicapped, has nothing to do with mental acuity.
I love kids. I went to a production at my daughter’s school, when I had retired. A kid born with MD, rolled up to me on his automatic chair, while I was with my walker. He gave me the biggest smile and said, “Mine is bigger than yours.” I tried to smile, even though I am incapable. He could here the smile in my voice though. I told him, “You are absolutely right, yours is bigger than mine.” He laughed, like it made his whole day and went on his way.