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What started as IDC (Infiltrating Ductal Carcinoma) in 2011, then turned into CHF (Congestive Heart Failure) in 2013, probably partially caused by chemotherapy along with a genetic pre-disposition. Here we are now in March 2016 and I am newly diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer in the left breast and liver (LMBC - liver metastasized breast cancer).


So the focus has shifted yet again, BUT... I continue to THANK YOU for your prayers, love & support. I receive them with open & loving arms. My wish is that I will gain strength from you, will provide helpful information and strength to others & will help to strip away the fears we each experience.


I am strong. I am loved. I am healthy. I WILL SURVIVE!

Have you or your loved one had their annual mammogram? PLEASE, don't put it off. Speaking from experience, I highly recommend monthly self exam as well. And if you are now cancer free of breast cancer, do everything you can to insist that your doctors follow up with an occasional PET Scan and labs for tumor markers.

WARNING:
Contents may be uplifting, sad, funny, scary, downright depressing ~ THAT IS CANCER .... at it's best, at its worst.

PLEASE ~ Feel free to share this blog with anyone who is interested to learn about my journey. While I welcome their support, I hope that by sharing this experience freely to the universe I may help to support others by breaking down some of the barriers and fear associated with breast cancer and the treatment.

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Friday, September 6, 2013

Very Depressing

What a depressing exercise -- reviewing all my claims via the Anthem Blue Cross online system, and reconciling to bills and such so I can follow up with doctors and labs and stay on top of all this.

In doing so, it looks like I have chocked up an out of pocket bill to severely depress anyone. I need to make some calls, but it appears that even though these are all approved providers, much of the bill is my responsibility for some of my bills, and does not even go towards my extraordinarily high deductible. And that doesn't even take into account a very high premium for just me alone.

This is all enough to give someone heart failure, when I'm supposed to be trying to get better.

VERY DEPRESSING INDEED.  :-(


Debbie... aka the cancer warrior, SURVIVOR, AND now the Cardiomyopathy warrior!!!



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