Mar 16, 2001 - 6:53 am
Hi, everyone! Just want a little input. WEnt for my counts yesterday. I am 1 week out of my 3rd chemo. I have been very tired the last few days & have not slept at night. My RBC was 31.5 and the nurse said that I need a Procrit shot BUT my insurance requires that my count drop to 30 or below before they will pay for the shot. If I go ahead with the shot it will be $500.00!!! She explained that next week is when my WBC bottoms out & may need Nuepogen again. Therefore, if my red count is lower next week I will not be able to get the Procrit due to the need for Nuepogen!!! Crap! These insurance companies are running the business of our doctors caring for us and it PISSES ME OFF!!! Any feedback on this ??