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    Jbogardk wrote on Selenek's wall

    I’m had Chemo and radiation 4 years ago. I have radiation fractures in both sacrums and severe osteopenia. Bladder problems. I am cancer free and happy to be alive.

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    Jbogardk asked a questionAnal Cancer

    Remission

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      barryboomer

      It could be normal but worth checking....

      about 2 years ago
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      BoiseB

      As Geekling says there is nothing normal about cancer. Be sure to have your Dr. check this out and continue to monitor it

      about 2 years ago
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      Jbogardk

      Thank you all for the advise. I see my oncologist tomorrow

      about 2 years ago
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    Jbogardk wrote on coravix's wall

    It's been a year since my chemo and radiation. I had two fractures in May due to the radiation making my pelvic bones soft. Start taking Calicum and D if you don't already.

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    Jbogardk wrote on BuckeyeShelby's wall

    Hi I live in Hawaii and I have Kaiser insurance. They will not give me pain meds and I have fractures in my sacrum do to radiation

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      BuckeyeShelby

      I do work for a TPA for medical/vision/dental insurance. I have a couple questions first. Who is your pharmacy vendor? Do your prescriptions also run through Kaiser? All of our groups have a separate entity processing claims for rx. You need to make sure you are questioning the right company. Have you looked into filing an appeal? All medical insurance companies have an appeals process; I'm sure the same goes for pharmacy. I would call your pharmacy vendor and ask how to go about filing an appeal. I would recommend obtaining your medical records, a letter of medical necessity from your doctor describing your need for the medication. Other suggestions: stay calm when speaking to the customer service rep -- a CSR is more likely to want to help you if you are nice to them (I audit customer service phone calls for my company). If a rep gets nasty w/you, get their name and request a supervisor -- or call back and ask for a supervisor. Reps have no need to be mean to you -- no skin off their nose whether your appeal is approved or not. Hope those suggestions are helpful. Good luck.

      over 3 years ago
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      Jbogardk

      Thank you. Yes all meds run thru Kaiser. They have a drug formulary that tells their doctors what and when they can prescribe.

      over 3 years ago
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    Fracture

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      Jbogardk

      I'm scared of pain. I could be a 5 or 6 and it will make me mone and cry. I've started drinking to try to numb it a little. I take sleeping pills and Ativan.

      over 3 years ago
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      meyati

      @Jbogardk I started telling the doctors that I'm thinking of drinking to kill the pain. I tell them that they aren't taking care of me. Then they wonder why older people do what they do.

      I've heard the best care is in Ecuador and Uruguay. The problem is that so many people go there for medical care-died from cancers, and they don't take care of business so the governments can bury them. That Jones Town Suicide in 1978, Guyuana-South America--I think that only 4 families took their dead to America and buried them. Guyuana still has hundreds of dead Ameicans. Many countries have bodies of long dead Americans and British. To be a legal resident, most of the South American countries demand that you have a full body scan- I think a CAT Scan. If you had cancer, some countries say that you must be cancer free for about 5 years after treatment stops. It's only decent to make arrangements in a strange country, and pay for it.

      over 3 years ago
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      barryboomer

      Fentanyl patches. Oxycontin high doses. Roxonol under tongue. And things like Elavil. Will do the trick. Hospice of palliative doc

      over 3 years ago