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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

NEWS I DID WANT TO HEAR

Since I couldn't be in the drug trial I've been waiting to see if I could get one of the two  drugs available that slow the disease process down.  I was told it was $30,000 a year.  Assistance is available to pay for the drug so I was given the paperwork to apply for help.  Today the drug company called to tell me that the first 15 days of the drug would arrive Friday.  I asked the cost and was told there was none!!!  They told me that the next amount I would get after the 15 days would be for 30 days from now on.  I again asked the price......NOTHING!!  What a relief!  I am very grateful.

Here is a picture of me making beads.  I got approval from the doctor to continue making them using a respirator at all times....not comfortable, and impossible to make hollow beads with a hollow mandrel, but I'm happy.


Since I'm showing pictures here is one of my son with his kids and me with my oldest granddaughter.



3 comments:

  1. New meds and the price = YEEEEEEHAWWWWW!!!
    One of my closest friends is beginning the new medication for HepC today. She had to "persuade" her insurance company to kick in. If not, that one pill a day would have cost $1,000. Really??? She'll be on it for 24 wks. Do the math. After they came to an "agreement" her portion will be $5,000. That's more like it.
    I know this recent dx was not in your life plan but I'm glad to see you back at the torch and I'm happy that big pharm has a heart.
    Happy new year, my friend

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  2. Dear Harriet,
    I'm so glad you got the pills you needed… at a much reduced rate!
    Good luck taking them and I hope they do the trick.
    Now will TRY to get this email to the "comment" place.
    Mary C.

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  3. P.S. The pictures of your family and you are beautiful!
    Mary C.

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