Toni, are the lesions located in one lobe of Will's liver? If so, you know I survived a lobectomy and am still here--and he has youth on his side! My prayers are with you both for a good prognosis.
Just trying to keep it noticed. Sure would like to hear from OakieLady and Butterfky.
You too Shelly, when you can!!!
I'm sorry I haven't posted in a while. I am doing OK. I have been having quite a bit of upper right quadrant pain, but as usual would rather not deal with it. My friend was at his wits end and called my son in New Mexico who threatened to call the police if I didn't go to the ER. Of coarse I knew that would be a waste of time but I finally went. I was right. Because I have no insurance they didn't do anything but charge me more money than I have. Although they did insist in doing a pregnancy test. Now keep in mind I am 44 years old, was on my period at the time and have not gotten pregnant in22 years because of a tubal I had done when I got Grqaves Disease. All of which I told them. But they insisted anyway so I told them that if it came back positive , they needed to call the Catholic church because my name is Mary and it would have to be the second immaculate conception. (Hey, I thought uit was funny at the time, but I don't think the doctor did.) Anyway all they ended up doing was putting me a ulcer medicine and telling me I needed to see a specialist and have another biopsy done.
OK enough of the petty party. I hope you are well, even when I don't write I still read the forum and keep everyone in my prayers.
Pasey, thanks for posting again to update us. Do you have a teaching hospital near you or something similar (county hospital?) where you could be seen and get necessary tests w/o insurance? When I was without insurance, I went to Shands Jacksonville (FL) for years. While they could have done more, and moved a little quicker, they did find my liver tumor by sonogram, and I had blood work quite often. Even had an MRI several times (different issues) and two hip replacements and a redo on one--all w/o insurance.
You might also look into charity programs at nearby hospitals. This is something they don't advertise, but they are often available. Mayo has one, and they pick up the difference between what Medicare pays and what is owed after that. I know they also fully fund some patients with severe or life-threatening diseases/conditions. It can't hurt to do a little investigation. You could start out by looking on your local hospitals' web sites. That is actually where I found out about Mayo's charity program.
Hi, Butterfly! Good to hear from you! If you had your hearing in April, then you should hear something about 90 days from that date; i.e., "soon." I surely wish you luck with that. Congrats on the coming birth of your new grandbaby.
It's good that your son will be moving back to be near you, Pasey. I know you will only call on him when you have to. You do need to be open and honest with him, though.
June, I knew a woman who got out of jury duty by announcing that if they were arrested they were probably guilty so save the taxpayers money and just send him to jail cause she was going to find him guilty. I have never gotten called and I used to wonder if it was cause I wasnt a natural born american but I have been told that isnt true, so who knows. When they ask if the case will be a hardship you can speak up then and hope for the best.
Pasey, at Mayo it's the Financial Services office. A phone call to Information at the hospital should put you in touch with the right dept. Be prepared to have copies of bank statements and income available, as well paperwork on any assets. They will also want a photo ID (such as a driver's license or State I.D.), SS card, etc. There will be a form to fill out and using that and the financial evidence you provide, they will decide whether or not you qualify for help from them. I only get a little under $800 a month and they accepted me.
Pasey, I just posted to you under the thread "Pasey."
It does sound like it might be a good idea for you to go back on your antidepressants, and you certainly need your thyroid medicine. If you are hypothyroid, you can get depression if you're not taking your Thyroxin (I assume that's what you're on.)
Glad to hear you are ready to be more proactive about your care! I kind of pretended like I didn't have hep C, too--rarely thought about it--until the cancer diagnosis threw it in my face again! LOL! Sometimes bad news can be good news in disguise, as it got me to eat better, drink more water, etc.