It's raining blessings!!
My last post mentioned the despair we were in over my chemotherapy medicine. I didn't want to go to phase 1 trials again (the guinea pig chemo phase), but I didn't know if we would be able to pay "astronomical amounts" for a medicine we weren't even sure would be successful. That night I prayed harder than I have in quite a while. All I wanted was a chance with this other chemo, before we eliminate traditional chemotherapy all together.
The next morning I was in the shower when my phone rang. The message was from the Apothecary shop who was handling my case. This surprised me since we weren't expecting a call back so quickly. The message was short and I was pretty sure I knew how this was going to end.
"Hello, this is Kelly from the Apothecary shop and I just wanted you to know that I had an easy time getting approval for one of your chemotherapy meds, but the other one.......... well, just call me as soon as possible. Bye now." "Darn!" I thought, as I dialed her number. Well, at least we gave it a shot.
Crazily enough, this is not where the story ends....................
Kelly answered my call quickly and sounded almost giddy on the other line. "Christa, I need to talk to you about the Affinitor. This chemo medicine isn't approved for breast cancer.... "I know," I interjected, "I just thought it was worth a shot...."
"That's just it" Kelly shot back, "It wasn't approved for breast cancer, until just recently! I already ran it through your insurance and the co-pay is a bit steep. It is 100.00 a month."
At this point, I about fell out of my chair because 100.00 was WAY cheaper than I was thinking!
"......but we ran it through are prescription program and it actually will only cost you 25.00 a month. Well, actually 32.00 a month since you have a 7. 00 co-pay for the other medicine." Alleluia!
And there you have it ladies and gentlefolk, prayers are answered!!!
p.s. Morgan ran the numbers and this medicine would cost us 90,000 a year if we had to pay out of pocket! That equals 262.00 a pill!