I was shot by an acquaintance. He thought the gun was unloaded. Bullet went in left side of my neck, damaged nerves to left arm, and lodged in spine by T1. Unfortunately I had worked abroad, returned to Texas in 2001, was shot in 2003. Do not qualify for Medicare as the rule is, you must have worked five consecutive years in USA before becoming eligible. I am unable to find suitable employment and next hospital stay will mean putting our house up for sale.