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A small victory, but I'll take what I can get.

This morning, Tanya was able to drink a shake out of the fridge without pain. She tried to make a sandwich later and the meat hurt her hands, so the neuropathy isn't gone, but the simple fact that it improved gives me hope that we'll get through this.
 

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Just got the statement from the hospital for my wife's stay.

$108,553.61

I apparently paid $401.70 for 100 acetaminophen. Seriously, $4 each for Tylenol, and I don't think they even sent the leftovers home.
 

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Yeah, it's crazy. Back in 1991 when my son had infant heart surgery we racked up a $441,000 bill. I forgot what insurance at the time thought was fair....I know we owed close to 200k after insurance. That was for 2 days in the hospital, plus surgery, (only 2 days because he passed away hours after the surgery).

And we wonder why insurance premiums are so [email protected]#$ing high.
 

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Yeah, just remember that this is only for the six days she spent in the hospital. We still haven't seen the bill for oncology and the one chemo treatment she's had. We're probably going to hit $200k for just December. Thank God for the max out of pocket on our health insurance. I think we're limited to about $9k for individual.
 

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I hope you are all coping well and Tanya is resting, recovering and keeping her spirits up for the next round!!
You are all still in my thoughts and prayers!!!!
🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏
 

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Thanks, Jerry. She's doing pretty good right now. Mostly just tired and a pain in her side. At first, I thought the pain might have just been a muscle rebelling from all of the sitting she's been doing, but it doesn't seem to go away or move, so now I'm thinking it might be the tumor pushing on something.

All I know is that I can't wait for Easter. She should finish up her chemo about that time and we can hopefully get the Whipple done to get the tumor out of there. Really praying for an Easter miracle right now.
 

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wishing the two of you a healthier and hopefully a cancer free 2021...give her a big hug of support from all of us here.
Greatest New Year's wish I've ever gotten. Thank you, Dennis.
 

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Still saying prayers, it has been a tough road for some and more for others. Hoping and praying that all is good in the future.

God Bless
 
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Today is the boys' birthday. Hard to believe it's been 13 years already. Of course we took them where every young man should go for their 13th birthday.

HOOTERS!

I think it made Tanya feel a lot better to get out of the house and spend some time with the boys. She had a pretty big smile by the time we left.
 

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Yeah. I'm pretty sure I've mentioned that before.
 

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Boy it's a good thing my wife is at least already under the care of A doctor and get condition isn't critical. Reached out to Mayo Clinic to schedule an appointment on their website over a week ago and today was their first availability.

Got the call from them, the lady asked some questions and then wanted us to book an appointment for an initial consultation. First available for that is Jan 28th.

So we waited a week and a half to talk to someone to get on the list to talk to someone a month from now.
 

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Goodness. That's suboptimal.

Hope you'll still go ahead with seeking a second opinion, though.
 

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We're going to do the virtual consultation on the 28th with Mayo Clinic and will probably reach out to Emory next week. I'm not sure how many second opinions the insurance will cover, but we'll ask them about it.
 

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Yeah, just remember that this is only for the six days she spent in the hospital. We still haven't seen the bill for oncology and the one chemo treatment she's had. We're probably going to hit $200k for just December. Thank God for the max out of pocket on our health insurance. I think we're limited to about $9k for individual.
Holy shit. How do you guys and girls manage over there, if you can't afford health insurance?
That's shocking to us here.
As you may know, we have a national health service here in the UK.
I'm glad to hear she is doing better now. Best wishes to you all from Wales. (Yn dymuno'r gorau i chi).
 

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It may be part of the reason for the stolen presidential election to help turn us into a socialist nation.
 

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Holy shit. How do you guys and girls manage over there, if you can't afford health insurance?
That's shocking to us here.
As you may know, we have a national health service here in the UK.
I'm glad to hear she is doing better now. Best wishes to you all from Wales. (Yn dymuno'r gorau i chi).
I have no idea how anyone affords it without insurance. We do have laws requiring that life saving care be provided regardless of capability to pay, so I assume that people just get the service and declare bankruptcy. The flip side of the cost is that we were able to get her started on chemo within a week of being diagnosed.

That said, I'd rather not have this thread derail into something that belongs in CE, so let's just leave it at that.
 
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