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    Flowers55 asked a questionColorectal (Colon) Cancer

    POST SURGERY REHAB - had to move to one story place

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      glam

      Before selling your own real state I would try a couple of months in the new space....only to ensure if you get used to it and comfortable......another possibility is to rent your space so you cold have an income at same time of being better accommodated at your daughter's space....God bless your daughter, you and all of us

      about 3 years ago
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      I am 61 without help and I have stairs. I am stage IIIa. Can you stay in the other house permanently? At this point I would love a one story but I can't afford to move. Maybe you could make your own home more accessible? I wouldn't want to pay for two houses. Maybe list the advantages and disadvantages of each. Typically one list is longer. Good luck

      about 3 years ago
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      If there is no hope that you will ever be able to do stairs, you should probably sell your townhouse and move into a 1 story. I live in a ranch, with first-floor laundry. Why do they build anything else? Everyone gets older eventually, a single floor will be your best bet in the long run.

      about 3 years ago
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    Interesting - did see medical oncologist - he encourages second opinion especially since it is cancer of the j-pouch who he chooses to call rectal cancer and puzzling to him (she has no colon alreaqdy due to UC)

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    Flowers55 asked a questionColorectal (Colon) Cancer

    What's up with chemo. pills - briefly read something about a vetoe as it is regarded as a prescription drug rather then a treatment???

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      CrazyHarry

      I was able to get Xeloda which is an alternate for IV 5-FU.

      It took a lot of work from my medical team. But they got it done. On a side note the oral chemo option is a magnitude more expensive.

      over 3 years ago
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      I have been on both IV and recently pill chemo (Stivarga). The IV cost has varied but is quite expensive because nurses have to administer it an infusion center so the cost is the drugs plus the cost of administering it. The Pills were about $10,000 per month (21 doses in 2days). In my case the Dr first sent the prescription to the local pharmacy which called me before filling the prescription as the insurance wanted me to pay a 30% co-pay ($3,000). I checked with the insurance and found that of I used the mail order pharmacy the co-pay was $30 per month. I have done rocket science and it does not take a rocket scientist to figure this one out, I have the Dr send the prescription to the mail pharmacy. Medical coverage is not necessarily logical with things like this so yes I understand that it happens that insurance companies make stupid decisions like this. My best advice is to complain and point out stupid the action is. It may not help but at least you will feel better. Good Luck

      over 3 years ago
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      I did look up the states that have approval - whew - so tired of those politicians who don't care how much pain and agony they can place on us - either thru the pocket book or thru our health - - It is amazing how fast they do work if it involves them -

      over 3 years ago