Dec 28, 2011 - 7:41 am
Ok, I really need to vent because I am starting to lose it! I am hoping by actually writing this out I can ease my stress & anger.... How can insurance companies say things like a PET Scan are not medically necessary???? In the 2 1/2 months since my husband was diagnosed with Stage 4 Stomach Cancer that has already spread to his bones & lymphnodes, I have been flooded with denials and appeals and paperwork. Yesterday I was really starting to lose it with the insurance company and my husband's union since they are self insured. I was basically crying and yelling. I even said I felt like they just expected him to curl up in bed and die. I am so stressed emotionally and financially and I feel horrible that my kids (14 & 19) heard everything. I really wish I could just scream but instead I just cry. I am thankful for everyday I have with him and he is responding to the chemo but he is also in denial which means even more stress for me.