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January 24th, 2018 at 09:30 pm

Well, my treatment medicine arrives tomorrow. I'm both in a hurry to start and terrified at the same time. Fingers crossed I can handle the side effects.

Of course, the good news is that the insurance is paying for the newer, stronger, and potentially better medicine. ANd OSU went a step farther to make it cheaper. My copay would have been $80/bottle. But OSU went ahead and got a copay payment card from the drug manufacturer which brings my out of pocket per bottle to $10.

I literally sobbed for a minute when I hung up the phone. I'm so scared this is going to bankrupt my family, but round one has worked out. I consider this the first small miracle.

Now guys, wish me luck. Let's hope the medicine actually works and the tumor shrinks (best case) or doesn't grow (considered good.).

Tomorrow, it all begins.

16 Responses to “starting meds”

  1. Dido Says:

    Glad they got the price break for you, and hopes, prayers, and good thoughts in your direction that the meds work! And that the side effects are not too daunting.

  2. PatientSaver Says:

    I wish you the very best and am hoping your body responds well to the meds. There is nothing wrong with seeking added support outside conventional medicine, if you think that may help you for mind and body wellness.

  3. Carol Says:

    Wishing you every good thing and luck, too!

  4. Wink Says:

    Sending you hope and strength and hugs!

  5. starfishy Says:

    Thinking of you and wishing you the best - that the medicine works and that the support you get continues to be compassionate and helpful. so very glad that you found different doctors. good riddance to the first guy and good luck to you!!

  6. Laura S. Says:

    Happy to hear that you got a great price break. I am rooting for you and hope this medicine work out well for you and that you don't have side effects.

  7. Bluebird Says:

    I'm so extremely happy you had a positive visit at OSU and that they're doing everything they can. Saying prayers and sending {{hugs}}

  8. Davera Says:

    Thrift, you are in my thoughts and prayers for an excellent outcome and minimal side effects. The James rocks! I know two folks who were treated there, and both are now cancer free. One had a very aggressive cancer, and it has been 15 years since her surgery and chemo. So glad you are under their expert and compassionate care.

  9. snafu Says:

    {{{Hugs}}} What wonderful news. With positive experience at OSU and financial assistance from manufacturers Copay card, one pressure point was reduced. As a survivor nearing a decade, I know from experience that your outlook, positive, forward thinking internal self messages are hugely important. Banish any negative impressions that flit by. Remember you have a huge, electronic team of friends praying and rooting for you every single day. Wishing you a tolerable experience with your new course.

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  11. rob62521 Says:

    What a fabulous thing to have happen on the meds. You are in my thoughts and prayers! Glad you found a great place for treatment.

  12. alliecat79 Says:

    You have an amazing attitude about all of this! It's half the battle. All the hugs and love in the world sending your way.

  13. Sallyr70 Says:

    I'm just catching up on your life, since having eye surgery... I'm so very sorry for what you are going through. Please never give up, and focus on those little wins, like getting the better co-pay option, dealing with a great doctor, etc. Keeping you and your family in my prayers.

  14. Thrifty Ray Says:

    You have been on my mind. I hope the treatments are going well. Hugs friend!

  15. Bluebird Says:

    Thrift, just wanted to say hello and that I'm thinking about you {{hugs}}

  16. scfr Says:

    I am thinking about you and hoping you are okay.

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