Jun 16, 2009 - 12:55 pm
Hi everyone! Well here it goes..... I decided to go to a dermatologist after my cousin, age 44, died of melanoma on April 16th of this year. I saw her boys in the funeral receiving line and I didn't want that to be my 3 boys, so I made an appointment to have my body checked BC I am fair skinned with lots of freckles. They shaved and biopsied 2 "suspicious" moles from my chest.
I received my pathlogy reports 5 days later and thank GOD I went when I did,the bigger mole they removed from my chest is stage 1b melanoma and I have to have surgery, blood work, chest x-rays,and full body skin exams every 3 months. Here's the kicker, I have NO insurance and I do not qualify for ANYTHING through the state. I'm a stay @ home mom and can't even get disability.
Can anyone give me a link or help me with this insrance issue?? I am now a pre-existing condition and have been turned down for serveral policies I could have bought into!! I can't put this off, but I can't afford the treatment, pathlogy bill was already $270.00 and $100.00 for my visit already. If anyone knows anything about insurance I'd appreciate if you could guide me in the right direction.