jaminkw Posted January 4, 2008 Share Posted January 4, 2008 I have always been a positive upbeat person. When I went to MD Anderson for the final diagnosis of my cancer--IIIB lung cancer (adenocarcinoma)I was initially stunned and disolved briefly into tears. I went back in positive mode. Although doctors and other medical staff, family and friends complimented me on my positive attitude, it was really easy: I didn't feel like I had cancer, let alone advanced stage. It took three chemos, a bad response to the third and facing the mounting medical bills to bring me to my knees. I've been on a roller coaster since learning that even if you get approved for disability, you are not eligible for medicare for 24 months AFTER the approval. About the same time, we requested and got the itemized bill for my chemo sessions, almost $27,000 for pharmcls for each not counting whatever the hospital charges for the room and nurse. We have no insurance and are not poor enough for government "entitlements." We already paid a slew of medical bills including the hospitalization that lead to the discovery of my cancer and are quickly draining our emergency fund. I should feel better now because we are beginning to see the posibility of some little financial relief but these past few weeks have left me physically spent and emotionally unable to hold on to my previous optomism. I found the buddy forum and will try to get it together and post more specifics about my cancer there. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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