This week was exhausting and frustrating. On Teusday I picked up doctor's orders for a chest X-Ray. On Wednesday
evening, after work, I went to the outpatient facility and had the X-ray done. Also depression finally set in full force.
I literally cried all day Wednesday. on Thursday I was a bit more optimistic and not so tired. I went to work
for two hours then went back to the outpatient facility for an MRI and a bone scan. On Friday I was to return to the
outpatient facility to complete the MRI. I was told that the contrast part of the MRI did not take and it needed to
be repeated. I had to cancel my doctor's appointment scheduled for that day and Saturday, today I had to return to the
outpatient facility to finish the MRI. I was so depressed I broke down in tears. I had asked the doctor to prescribe
some anti-depressants, but even with an insurance card I could not affordt them at $158.00.
Also, I am already in debt for over $7,000. My insurance would only pay $300 dollars for an MRI and $200 for the
bone scane. I had to pay $500 up front or they would have sent me home without any tests done at all.
My insurance will only pay for one radiation treatment at $300. I will need to have a total of 30 treatments.
I will be indebt for that for over $8,700 if each treatment costs $300.
I have a clause where I can get $20,000 for critical illness which covers cancer. However, they are having to investigate
to make sure this is not a pre-existing condition. They say it can take any where from 30 days to severall months.
Meanwhile my treatment keeps going and I don't know what to do. I am at a loss. I feel I am losing my mind already.
I went and stayed with my mom and dad last night so that I had them to lean on. I got a good night sleep and I
felt better when I woke up. I may stay there again tonight. I am not sure yet.
I will keep you posted as my treatments progress.