Debra Ann Posted August 16, 2009 Share Posted August 16, 2009 I want to thank everyone for the nice, warm welcome as well as for all the kind words. I can already see that you are a great bunch of folks here. I've been reading posts here and I do feel rather lucky right now that my Dad is still able to pretty much do things for himself. I am only making it easier for him by doing all the shopping, cooking, cleaning, etc. He is very weak but takes care of his personal basic needs at this time. I don't go anywhere though, I do stay right here with him because I worry so much about him. I do have a question though if anyone is familar with this. My Dad is taking Tarceva. Has only been on it for 2 weeks. His co-payment after Humana pays is $2305.09. This is actually slightly more than his monthly income. We did get assistance from something called Chronic Disease Fund. They will pay out $6000.00. This gets us through the 2 months that he needs to be on this medication prior to testing to see if it's holding the cancer at bay. My question is, does anyone know of other types of assistance for drugs? I can not believe that this medication is so expensive. If it's working for my Dad of course we will want to continue on it. I've given up my paycheck to be here with him. I hate to think that we will need to charge this amount each month for him to have this medication, but maybe this is something common and I am just not aware of what people go through to get treatment. Anyway, I was just wondering about this. I hope everyone is having a nice Sunday. It's a nice sunny day here in Missouri. Debra Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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