Posted 8/16/2013 9:25 PM (GMT -6)
Susie, I explained the breakdown of the 50 bucks in a post further up. They said 30 was owed as the balance from the initial consultation visit 4 weeks ago, and 20 was what would be owed for the difference of yesterday's 2nd and regular visit. My point - been using Medicare only since July of 2011, and have never been charged anything extra by any of my doctors for any remainders or balances. I can only assume if there are any balances, they are absorbing them.
Not too worried about any pain related to these tests. Only repeated what the doctor has said about them. I have had some of the most invasive and painful things done to me in my prostate cancer battle, so a few needles or some electrical jolts don't really make me blink my eyes. Just hope these tests will show something conclusive, which is the main reason I am even seeing this new doctor in the first place. To try to get a better pain diagnosis than I currently have.
In the end, it still may be the same. Its simply severe and permanent nerve damage from the faulty radiation treatments I receieved in 2009. So far, at least 6 doctors have agreed to this diagnosis.
I could live with this, as painful as it is, if it were not for the fact that the areas of my body are getting more and more covered with pain as time goes by. It's the spread of the pain that concerns me.
Age: 60, 56 at PC dx, PSA 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/8 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, 4+3
Open RP: 11/8, Catheter in 63 days
Path Rpt: 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% tumor, 1 pos margin
Incontinence & ED: None
Surgery Failed, recurrence within 9 months
Salvage Radiation 10/9-11/9, SRT failed within 9 months, PSA: Too High
Spent total of 1 ½ years on 21 catheters, Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/10,
7 other PC-related surgeries 2009-2012