Tuesday, May 6, 2008

More test and chemo starts

We saw the oncologist again on Monday. He spent about over one hour with us. He is not convinced that the new mass is a tumor. He has ordered a PET-CT scan as soon as our insurance will approve it.  It takes three days for our insurance to approve something like this (why?). 
He has moved our next appointment closer to just after the PET-CT test is done.  He has referred us to a gynecological oncologist who works out of MD Anderson but has an office in The Woodlands, closer to our home. 
Meanwhile, on the chemo front, we found out that the pharmacist was also facing the same three-day pre-approval process for the chemo. When I offered to pay out of pocket and by-pass the insurance, she gave us a week's supply of donated chemo pills to tide us over until the insurance is straightened out, so Maura will start chemo tonight as planned.
God bless health insurance. Everyone should have it! This medicine costs more than I earn.  And that's why I voted for Hillary. 
We thank you for your prayers and your concern. 

4 comments:

Judy Nolan said...

Erin, my heart goes out to you, Maura and your entire family. I will continue to say prayers!

Jeff Mohamed, said...

As you say, Erin, thank goodness for health insurance! I just don't understand how McCain and others can resist the idea of universal health care coverage.

Like so many other people, Dee and I are hoping and praying that the second mass isn't another tumor.

Jeff Mohamed, said...

As you say, Erin, thank goodness for health insurance! I just don't understand how McCain and others can resist the idea of universal health care coverage.

Like so many other people, Dee and I are hoping and praying that the second mass isn't another tumor.

Flávio Nickel Noisy said...

Maura, my family and I are praying for you. Be strong because He´s been in your shoes, He´s been down this road before, He´s been tested too and HE WON!!! We from Brazil love you and truly believe HIS words.