July 24, 2012 at 5:59 pm #34237jguttMember
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.July 24, 2012 at 5:37 pm #34236
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!July 24, 2012 at 5:15 pm #34235jguttMember
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.April 28, 2012 at 11:59 am #34234donnamMember
Thank you for sharing and congrats. What a blessing. I hope you are cancer free forever. This helps to lift my spirits. yay!!!April 3, 2012 at 5:43 pm #34233marionsModerator
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.
MarionApril 3, 2012 at 5:30 pm #34232RandiParticipant
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-April 3, 2012 at 2:40 pm #34231pamelaMember
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, -PamApril 3, 2012 at 2:22 pm #34230
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!April 3, 2012 at 2:22 pm #34229jathy1125Participant
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-CathyApril 3, 2012 at 1:43 pm #34228betsyMember
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,
BetsyJanuary 27, 2010 at 9:12 pm #34227ajcarman72Member
Wonderful news! I love reading these success stories!January 25, 2010 at 4:15 pm #34226hollandgMember
That’s fabulous news about Dawn….I’m delighted for you both…..GerryJanuary 25, 2010 at 1:19 am #34225RandiParticipant
Awesome news, congratulations!January 23, 2010 at 11:11 pm #34224gavinModerator
That is great news about Dawn, excellent stuff! I hope the good news continues for you both!
My best wishes to you and Dawn,
GavinJanuary 23, 2010 at 10:12 pm #34223
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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