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  • #34237
    jgutt
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    We had three appeals, all denied, even though the Ombudsman thought that with positive margins in Bob’s case he should have adjuvant chemotherapy. The insurance company decided to interpret it differently. Three oncologists recommended chemo, and everytime a insurance case worker would call they were just plain nasty. We were approved in the beginning, then they said they made a mistake, which took Bob out of the running for some clinical trials because he had already started the xeloda and radiation. Enough said the most important thing is that my husband is alive and well. My plea is for everyone to stay positive. For a cancer that we were told was very, very rare, it apparently isn’t so, but THERE IS HOPE. One thing is for sure, we certainly look at life differently now.

    #34236
    lainy
    Member

    Dear jgutt, CONGRATULATIONS on Bob being a CC SURVIVOR. That is the best news ever! These Insurance Companies….Grrrrr. Has your Doctor tried writing them? Sometimes it really helps for them to step in. Love the GOOD news though!

    #34235
    jgutt
    Member

    A little over a year ago Bob had liver resection (unfortunately with microscopic cancer cells at one margin), then underwent Xeloda and radiation therapy, rested for a month and then on to six cycles of gem/cisplatin. He has just had his third MRI, no sign of cancer. There is hope. We are so happy. He looks great and feels even better. Again, there is hope. Unfortunately insurance denied all of our treatments. Bastards.

    #34234
    donnam
    Member

    Thank you for sharing and congrats. What a blessing. I hope you are cancer free forever. This helps to lift my spirits. yay!!!

    #34233
    marions
    Moderator

    Betsy…hugs and kisses right back at you. You are a trooper and take the grand prize for living with the nuisance of a leaky bile duct.
    Happy, happy, dog sitting.
    Hugs,
    Marion

    #34232
    Randi
    Participant

    Happy 3 year anniversary Betsy! I remember reading your 1 year post at a time where 1 year sounded so good. You are quite a survivor!
    Here’s to 4, 5…10…20…30……..

    -Randi-

    #34231
    pamela
    Member

    Great news, Betsy. You are such a miracle. I am so happy you are back working with your furry friends. I love animals so much, sometimes more than people! Ha ha. Hope we can get together again sometime. Take care.

    Love, -Pam

    #34230
    lainy
    Member

    Betsy, that is fabuloso news! You are a real CC survivor and Heroine! Happy you are back with the C world. That is a C for Canine NOT Cancer!

    #34229
    jathy1125
    Participant

    Betsy-YEA!!! That is such good news, something we need on this site!! I will join the 3 year club May 24, 2012!!
    Keep posting and giving HOPE!!
    Lots of prayers-Cathy

    #34228
    betsy
    Member

    Hi Everyone,
    January 4, 2012, I had my 3 year, cancer-free, anniversary. I can’t believe I’m still here :)

    However, I am still being treated for bile duct issues. The original leak has finally been resolved – I’m down to one catheter and one bag. But now there is a collection in the caudate lobe that has to be dealt with. Yet, I’m feeling pretty good, itching is under control and I’m able to take some dog walking/pet sitting jobs again.

    hugs and kisses,
    Betsy

    #34227
    ajcarman72
    Member

    Wonderful news! I love reading these success stories!

    #34226
    hollandg
    Member

    That’s fabulous news about Dawn….I’m delighted for you both…..Gerry

    #34225
    Randi
    Participant

    Awesome news, congratulations!

    #34224
    gavin
    Moderator

    Hi Richard,

    That is great news about Dawn, excellent stuff! I hope the good news continues for you both!

    My best wishes to you and Dawn,

    Gavin

    #34223
    lainy
    Member

    That is just fantastic about Dawn! YEAH!
    Teddy’s doctors all agreed no chemo but it was mostly due to the location/type he had. He had extrahepatic (sp). They said radiation or cyber knife for recurrence and that is just what we are doing. Each circumstance is so different.

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