Thanks Judy: I try not to talk about things other than CML, but like I say we live with other problems as well. Sometimes the other problems can make living with CML harder. Just so everyone knows its not because of my CML, its just struggling through with so many other things that I deal with on a daily basis. Finances, insurance costs. I am trying to help out other family members with issues. It just all piles up on me, and I guess thats how my body and mind handle it all. I will suvive it, and I am very open to any suggestions. I know I am not the only one who has or has had this problem. It only started about 2 years ago, and I have had CML for 13.years.
My husband has had cutbacks on the job, just like many others. This has just been a real bad week for me. My Arthritis has been brutal. I have it all over, especially in my neck and back and legs. So I guess I am venting a little bit to release some frustrations. Tomorrow is another day with new problems. The key is to take one day at a time, but how many of us really do that. The support we give to one another on here is a real blessing, and I think thats how many of us get through it all.
I am always here to listen to anyone else who wants to vent also. We all need to do that once in awhile.
I know what you mean about the finances, insurance, and helping family member issues, I got the same thing.
I finally went to my new CML Onc today at Indiana University. The last time I was to my previous oncologist was in Oct 2011, and Nov 2011 for a second consultation with my new CML Oncologist, at Indiana University, he is an expert in CML!!. My Blue Cross Ins. finally paid by Previous Onc for my visit back in Oct 2011.. However the appointment for November 2011 with new CML Onc at IU is still not paid and here it is Mar 19 2012. last week I called Blue Cross insurance and they are going to reprocess the claim for the 4th time FOR IN UNIV.. It will take another 3 weeks, who knows, if it get turned down again, if so it will be because it was a consultation for a second opinion. Hopefully the office visit for today will get coded correctly and get paid the first time around.
Got all my labs done today, (here at Ind Univ) they took 5 vial of blood. Since this is my first time to get labs here at Indiana University and they also interpret their own labs, The ONC Dr. wants me to come back in a month. We need to get a Guideline started here at IND UNIV. At my previous oncologist the vials of blood were sent from here in Indiana to New Jersey. (today) The new oncologist was just saying he had another new patient with the same problem, sending the PCR blood labs out of state and the results are all over the place. I hope I don't have to have a BMB again. He said sometimes when the Fish and PCR are very different, (he gave me more details) sometimes you can have a new mutation. So it just depends on how today's labs and the 1 next month come out. He is very smart, he is with the Leukemia Specialist group. He knows so much more then my old onc., I can tell by the informatin he shares. My other once says "zelch" I am excited to be at the number 1 cancer center of Indiana.
Next January I will be 65 years old Medicare age thank God, I won't have to worry about paying Doctor bills. My husband is on Medicare his secondary Is Blue Cross of Micigan UAW retiree, and Medicare is so......... much better, even thought people complain about federal insurance. I am counting down the months, weeks and days untill Medicare. Actually I found out that if your birthday is Jan 1 you get to go back 1 month to Dec 1 to be on Medicare.
I tried to do some wall painting in 1 of the bedroom and steaming some floors, Also went to a massage class and gave my neighbor a massage. Now my hands are all swelled up got an appointment with the Chiropractor and Physical Therapy this after, then a real massage from a great lady.
P.S My husband is retired electrician but he working Part time as a greeter at Meijer, It really helps us out as we had all these medical bills and was helping are family. We build a new house in 2007 and that was not so good ideal with the downfall of housing market.
Got to run, PamSouth