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    sunshinemb asked a questionOvarian and Fallopian Tube Cancer

    Cancelling chemo due to insurance not covering enough?

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      barryboomer

      The Doc that is helping me with Scans a few minor surgeries, AND pretty much encouraging me and holding my hand is a Angel Sent from Heaven. He's one of the Greatest Human Beings I've ever met and he Prays with me every time I go to see him. He is a Surgeon but has lots of Patients like me who he sees as a GP and holds their hands and talks a lot about God.....Wonderful Guy.....SO they are out there just far and few between.....It's hard to become a Doctor but it should NOT be that hard to be a Good Human Being....What goes around comes around......

      about 3 years ago
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      Well, my oncologist for the last five years just called and said that until my 11,000 bill was paid he could no longer treat me. REALLY? He said he could refer me to someone else; but I would have to make financial arrangements ahead of time to be seen. OMG.....I've really been given a death sentence with no remorse from anyone.

      about 3 years ago
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      I DO understand that the Docs need to get paid and this guy only takes regular insurance.....There is Medicare and Medicaid etc......BUT it is an awful indictment of our Broken and Cruel System here in the good ole US of A....

      about 3 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): Had second major surgery 9/9/13; still recovering from surgery and taking chemo every other week; rough go right now especially this time of year. Hanging on through the hands of God.

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      Hang in there. You'll get through the rough spot and come out the other end to look back at this difficult time. You're just in the thick of it now. It will pass.

      almost 4 years ago
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    sunshinemb asked a questionOvarian and Fallopian Tube Cancer

    Need some help to cope....PLEASE.

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      I know its tough. I've been there. My family are all out of the country and i have few friends who know my situation. I was alone most the time when i was having treatment. Had total hysterectomy last dec 2011 and spent new year in the hospital. i had an accumulation of fluid in my stomach and have to put drain attach in my butt check, wc makes me hard to sit or lay down, for 17 days, flushing twice a day. Been in ER twice all bymyself. Thats when i ask my family to come bec i really need help. My brother come for ten days and accompany me to chemotheraphy. Next was my sister for a month. It was so nice with somebody holding my hand, giving me hug esp when im really in pain. But, from march to june, i am all bymyself. Go the hospital and do chemo everyweek, take the cab or train. Sometimes feel good after the treatment sometimes not. There was atime i throw up in the trash bin in subway and even in bus station. Those things that i saw in the movie, in the books i read, i experience them, and i am alone. Times that i have to stop walking, hold on the wall. Go to grocery, do my laundry. But you know what, i think, being alone, that is the thing that made me stronger. "FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT!!!" Word that i always put in my head. I was so tired, the bed is calling me, but i get up and walk, even from one wall to another, bec i was thinking, if i lay down, i will become weaker, and if im weak, i will die. I have to survive! I lost my appetite, so i just look at the time, and when its time to eat, i just put everything in my mouth and mostly soupy food bec its easy to swallow. And its also better to throw up when you have something rather than, nothing come out. But the most important of all BE POSITIVE. I MADE IT, AND YOU CAN TOO. Next week, i will be a year survivor, and im doing ok. Hair has grown and as if nothing happen. You can contact me if you want. NEVER EVER GIVE UP.

      almost 4 years ago
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      No question that this is sad and very difficult. I belong to a Facebook group for my kind of cancer, and we just had a post about a woman preparing to leave for another state for lifesaving surgery, whose husband informed her that he will not be going with her, and will not be there when she gets back. Cancer separates the men from the boys, for sure.

      Perhaps your son is using this seeming indifference as a coping mechanism. I would have a good face-to-face talk with him, without the girlfriend, and see what comes out of it. No anger, no accusations, just a good heart to heart. I would also find a support group and contact the American Cancer Society and see what programs they have available. No doubt there is an online support group for your kind of cancer, and if you have a religious bent, join a church that feels welcoming to you. Your oncologist and/or a nurse might also have suggestions. Where I live, you can call the ACS if you need a ride to treatments. Be proactive in all this, and remember that you picked the name "sunshine" for a reason.

      almost 4 years ago
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      Dear Sunshinemb - there is a group called Immerman Angels who connect cancer patients with fellow cancer survivors with the same type of cancer who will call you and email with you to support you. Give it a try.

      almost 4 years ago
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