My days run together lately – except when I’m on the way to the doctor’s office. Today, it’s pouring down rain in Jacksonville and it would be a great day to just roll over and sleep.
I have had my first round of chemo and am slated for another one soon…hence, the reason I’m writing this post. After each chemo treatment, the oncology nurse administers a shot to rapidly boost the white immune cells. Unfortuately, this shot had to be paid out of pocket. Its original cost is over $3,000, but we were able to buy it for $912.00 since it was self-pay. When I returned to Oncology on Friday, the nurse explained to me (to my dismay) that I would need four other shots before it was all over. The final cost would be up to $3,648.00. I was shocked, to say the least. We talked a while and decided to hold off on the shot since I was feeling so great. I had completed my first round on Wednesday and here it was Friday afternoon and I felt wonderful. The nurse told me that if I did get achy, and especially if I had a temperature of over 104, to contact them immediately.
I returned home only to find later that my bones began to hurt and had a feeling of overall unwellness. I became constipated and broke out in a rash. I started praying…hard! It was then that I realized that if I called on the doctor, I would have to see him in ER. Saturday was better, yet I was exhausted. Today, even though my energy has been low, I’m much improved. If I could have foreseen how this would affect me, I would have opted for the shot!
I will return to Oncology on Wednesday for them to check my numbers and determine whether to take the shot before my next round of chemo – or wait. Yes, missionaries do crazy things and get themselves into all kinds of situations, but we don’t knowingly compromise our health.
Having said all that, Prit will have Medicare soon and I will apply in March since my birthday comes in June. We are using Christian Healthcare, but for a quick decision like this, we had to pay up front.
$912 x 4 = $3,648.00. If you should feel led to help us with the costs, it would be appreciated. Your giving means a lot to us. You can mark it Medical.
I add a special thanks to all of you who have been praying for me as well!
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