Mar 11, 2010 - 8:04 pm
Some of you have probably seen my posts here and there. A brief synopsis, mother diag. with Stage IV uterine cancer in Feb. 09. in June 09 she passed away 4 mos. into treatment (chemo) a treatment we were told was working. Well it didn't work. not for her. She was 79 yrs old. I have been and continue to be very angry. I feel like something of a circus freak, maybe Guiness would be interested. The angriest woman in the world.. I am angry at God and fate and the unfairness of life. I am angry at her doctors and the NP and the nurses and the hospital that continues to send bills 8 and 9 mos. after her death. $15.00 here, 20.00 there. Date of service and no explanation. Anyone else have that happen to them. We've paid them. My sister handles her mail (we still own the house) and the few times she's called to tell them my mother was deceased, the first thing out of their mouths is 'Is there an estate?" They want their money don't they. I understand cancer and chemo are both unpredictable and all kinds of things can and do go wrong. The Snotty NP told me after my mother passed away, "it's not an exact science you know" But they presented it that way. Not an exact science per se and they made no promises or guarantees but they did lead us to believe that if the treatment wasn't going to work, they'd be able to tell from weekly blood work, vitals, exams and scans. After she died we heard things like, "I guess the treatment wasn't working", 'your mother most likely died from multi-faceted factors" But when I press them for more details, they admit they don't know.