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    Celebration (Healthcare Reform): President Obama has passed Healthcare Reforms that will entitle me to apply for PCIP program. It is for people who have no insurance and cannot get any insurance company to even look at me due to my pre-existing condition. Looks like that I qualify and am in the process of applying for it.

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      Yes, the rule that we can't be denied based on a pre-existing condition is huge. I just wish it applied to life insurance, too. I have been denied twice for life insurance now. Fortunately, I had a policy in place prior to my illness, but I can't increase the coverage without a medical inquiry - which results in being denied for more insurance.

      about 4 years ago
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    Oh No (Health insurance issue): Lost my insurance due to outrageous premiums. I was self-pay and my premium cost me over $2,300.00 per month. I could no longer afford to cover it, so I had to drop my BCBS plan. Now I am totally uninsured, and cannot continue my 6 month MRI testing. Feel very discouraged and like there is no help for someone like me.

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    Other Care (Ongoing MRI's to check on Tumor status.): I have to go for Brain MRI's about every 6 months to see if the tumor has come back. So far so good. 4 years and nothing has shown up yet.

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      I am so happy to hear that your MRIs are still clear after four years. I am only 1.5 years out from surgery, but I'm in remission and my MRIs are clear, also. I wish you continued health.

      about 4 years ago
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    Procedure or Surgery (Surgery): Dr. Reid Thompson, head of Neurosurgery was wonderful! He did a remarkable job in every way.

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    Oh No (Diagnosed): began having seizures the day before mother's day in 2008. Went to the hospital and they found a tumor. Was referred to a Neurosurgeon at Vanderbilt Hospital.

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