The taste of crow? BLECH!
Thanks for the tip about Medicare- and the bench. I may try that---- if my doctor will agree.
Tip for people who want their doctor to write something on their behalf. Sometimes (for not too technical or medically complex things) if a person writes out the letter themselves, sends to to the doctor. Ask him to amend it if necessary.
The doctor, if compliant, will often just copy/paste that onto his letterhead and send it on. That saves him or his secretary the time.
I and many others I know have done that AFTER THE DOC WAS ASKED IT WAS O.K. It might just get the ball rolling faster.