3rd time is the charm

Hopefully.

I am sorry to say it looks like we are officially fighting cancer again for the third time. The medical conglomerate that did my biopsy has a policy of releasing their test results to their online portal automatically after 36 hours. So yesterday I did see the initial reports from my lung biopsy. They did find neoplastic cells, so then took a core biopsy and have sent that to the pathologist.

I guess I should have checked before I started typing this, maybe that report is released already too! I will go look later. I lied, I just went and looked. No pathologist report but I do have new reports and I can now tell you that my blood clots within normal ranges.

So, anyway, nothing really surprising but certainly not the news we were hoping for. I have an appointment on the 11th to discuss stereo static radiation to burn that shit outta my lung, and my husband and my doctor have already started the appeal process with the insurance company since they have (OF COURSE) already denied the drug my Doctor wants to switch me too.

Assuming things go as expected and planned it should move pretty quickly after I meet with the Radiation doc. From what I read it should be minimal discomfort for me, just a week or so of pretty good fatigue once they actually do the procedure. To be prepared I have now switched my Christmas brunch cooking to all sorts of finger foods that are planned and purchased so no matter what happens that will be under control.

I did cancel my plans with my niece today. We were supposed to go to a Christmas Party – sorry Ivan, but I needed the time to spend with Corey and get my head right. It always takes me 24 hours. I feel bad, but my niece is pretty awesome and will understand completely.

WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIITTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT! Hahah, my keyboard did that by itself when I typed in Wait. Sometimes the Bluetooth goes a little crazy. I just took a picture to show you my IV bruise! It is five inches long! 

You can also see the tiny dot on the top of my hand where they tried, and failed with the first IV. So glad I got that port so I never have to have needles put in again. Pffft.

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8 thoughts on “3rd time is the charm

  1. I am sad and mad and also had an instinctive profane response. And…how DARE the insurance company make health decisions!

    And your poor arm! That is a gnarly bruise.

    (((Hugs)))

  2. FUCK, FUCK, FUCK! I am sorry we are back to this shit again. STUPID FUCKING CANCER!

    I cannot believe the insurance company. I hope they all rot in hell!

    Do you still have the port? Why didn’t they use it?

    I am sorry! Love and hugs!

    1. Exactly why I adore you right there! 🙂
      Yes, I have had my port for three years and a half years and it has never been used for anything but chemo. Apparently no one is ever prepared. Which is stupid, the port is so much easier to access.

  3. Damn it all to friggin hell. So not fair. What do ppl do when the insurance company denies? Will the doctor start it anyway? I hope so. Effing cancer.
    I’m so sorry you have to deal with this again. Damn it…….

    1. No, we can’t get the drugs from the drug company if no one is paying for them. It is the same company as my current drugs come from so I may be able to get them under their “hardship” program, but my insurance company still has to agree to pay the medical costs associated with it. I don’t know yet what will happen if we get a hard no. Probably go looking for some other drug they will approve.

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