Wednesday, October 19, 2011

All is Not Lost

I called the finance people over at Ironwood Cancer and Research Center this morning, and after doing some research on their end, they told me that it isn't the Chemo that my insurance company is denying coverage upon, it's the Aranesp shot that helps me keep my white cells where they need to be.  And wow, I had no idea each shot was $4040!

There was nothing on the insurance paperwork that specified what they were denying, and I was so freaked out yesterday.  Sally at Ironwood told me NOT to worry; they had faxed over the required information at least three times, and by gods they'd do it three more times, if they had to.

So, I'm in a much better place today and hopefully I can get some sleep tonight.  I did manage an hour and a half this morning, and it's amazing what that little bit of sleep can do for your spirit.

The nausea was pretty bad today, though.  I'm thinking the stress of the insurance company fiasco (and note, I never say which insurance company I have, as I don't want them suing me for telling the truth about them.)  So I did take a compazine and I think it's about time for another.  But the pain in my thigh is totally gone now, and I can walk pretty well again.  Still, I'm taking the scooter to my lab tests tomorrow, just because I'm feeling so puny from the chemo.

Thank heavens for all the folks at Ironwood.  They are such professionals and always have great attitudes.  You can't help but be impressed.  There's nothing worse than a good doctor with crappy staff, but at Ironwood, you have the best of BOTH worlds. :)

Peace out. :D

1 comment:

  1. Oh, I am so happy to hear this. You do not need any stress sweetie, I know it is easy to say do not stress out, but you cannot help it sometimes.

    I hear ya on the good doc, crappy staff. When i moved here a year ago i was calling doctors offices trying to find out if they were taking new patients. I picked the one that did not put me on hold for 10 minutes. Some of them were so downright rude on the phone I just hung up on them.
    Hang in there chica, it will all be ok, good news though.
    take it easy
    fay

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