Katt, hang in there! This stinks, no 2 ways about
it. Go ahead and be mad, sad, scared, depressed.....and then go into fighter mode! You CAN do this! Take one step at a time...
My experience was to see the onc on Tuesday, preceeded by a blood draw to clear me for chemo. Then Chemo was a couple of hours, I went home to chill out. I had an hour drive, so there was no point going to work then too. I tookWed off but worked some from home, and on Thursday& Friday, I slept late then went to work for a half day. If I had to, I could have gone in earlier. I had to do weekly blood draws on Tuesday, went at lunch to my PCP's office (closer to work) and did not miss any time. I worked normal weeks for the 2 other weeks in between. I did not need a port, but only had 4 chemo's. With a port, they can administer chemo faster.
Usually the office co-pay applies when there is a doctor to see, and not the other visits. For sure, call your insurance and ask for a supervisor if you need to. Write down the name of who you spoke to, you never know when you need it again. You may also ask the cancer center if there is any kind of assistance that the cancer center can offer to ease finances, even if it is a payment plan to ease the burden.
hang in there, and tackle one step at a time....