Jan 23, 2013 - 10:58 pm
Managed to see chemo doc last night, he is extremely busy but stayed back to 8:15 at night to make sure I was seen given the mess around I had before. The first chemo doc told me 2 days prior to treatment I would have to pre pay $1700 the first visit, $250 the second and $150 each time after that (approx) and we have excellent insurance. I just wasn't going to do it even though radiation treatment had started...greedy drongo. The second chemo doc said that sadly this was fairly common down the east end of where we are and that (his words) "they tended to do a wallet biopsy before any treatment in that neck of the woods", amazing stuff coming from a fellow doctor. This new doc said his priority is to heal and worry about finances later, he even treats people without insurance, I think I fell on my feet this time. He is going to start with Erbitux which he felt best, the other clown wanted to downgrade our trearment according to our wallet, the treatment he ended up recommending would be cheaper but incur more side effects. I will start with the new chemo doc this coming monday and feel very confident which is most important, I just didn't trust the other clown.