• Covid saved my life. Maybe?

    Asked by CovidCancer on Thursday, May 21, 2020

    Covid saved my life. Maybe?

    I went to have a covid test and had a fever. They immediately said I probably had it. I was sent to my doctor to have further tests. I had an infection that was giving me a fever. That was followed by a chest Xray which showed something abnormal in my right lung. The end of this episode was a biopsy which was positive. I was hoping that I didn't have the covid, but I sure didn't want something like this. So here I go, I hope I can get some answers and support when I need them.

    14 Answers from the Community

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    • 2943's Avatar
      2943

      There are a few of us who were surprised by what showed up. After a mammogram, I wanted to know if there was something else. Kidney cancer showed up and keeping a watchful eye on lung. 14 months later, lung cancer raised its ugly head. 3 primary cancers.. all different.. all mine. I took this challenge on.. surgeries, biopsies, aromatase, scans, more scans, chemo, radiation, immunotherapy... so far so good. Hugs!

      4 days ago
    • meyati's Avatar
      meyati

      My X was walking his girlfriends little dogs down some beach stairs. They saw a cat, he got wrapped up in the leashes. He fell and broke his shoulder and collar bone. They found advanced cancer in both lungs. They removed one lung, and he passed 8 moths later. What's sad is that he tried to get the AF, Navy, VA, and civilian doctors to X-Ray his lungs. NIH and Medicare say that non-smokers can't have chest X-Rays unless there is a specific problem- It is so chepa and unfair to everyone but insurance companies.

      He started having heart trouble, and the coroner listed his death as heart failure. The whole family-8 adults took his cancer treatment to the coroner. The coroner modified the death certificate to died from heart failure caused by lung cancer-

      This is one reason I am so mad at Medicare and NIH. They should serve the public-patients-not serve the insurance-congress-money people.

      4 days ago
    • legaljen1969's Avatar
      legaljen1969

      @meyati. I can certainly understand your anger and frustration. One look at my most recent EOB left me shaking my head in disbelief that what hospitals bill so that insurance can justifiably whack away at the bill. It's really repulsive.
      Healthcare should not be doled out based on the bottom line and profits. Granted, I know doctors and nurses pay LOTS of money to get their training. They certainly deserve to be paid for their knowledge and expertise. Insurance company executives are paid NOT to pay claims. The less they pay out and authorize, the bigger their checks are at the end of the year. Meanwhile, people die because it's not in the interest of the profit margin.
      I am so sorry this happened to your ex. What a terrible situation.

      4 days ago

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