Monday, November 16, 2009

And whadaya know. The world just keeps spinning...

Had my check-up today and met with Julie and Dr. C. Geez those people are sure nice at the RMCC - all of them. Hmm, so..... I had my CT scan at the end of September, so that was about 1 1/2 years from my surgery. Lookin' good. That's the word anyway. Doc says there is no evidence of the cancer having spread. *whew* Not that I thought it had, but still - good to hear. Good. To. Hear.

Next check-up set for mid-February. Just short of my two year "birthday".

I also met with the Genetic Testing Counselor. She doesn't feel like my family history screams that my particular case was due to genetics. Not ruling it out, she says testing wouldn't hurt. The thing is, tested or not - not matter what the results - my family would still be urged to test at the very latest, 10 years prior to my diagnosis (so at age 26). If the testing came up to positive, then testing would be even sooner. Maybe age 20. Yikes.

I told her I would think about it. Probably won't do anything right now for financial reasons more than anything. Maybe next year when I am starting out brand new racking up my Maximum Out of Pocket Expenses. Heck, they still haven't even billed me for my CT. I can't wait to see that one. Kinda shady if you ask me - this whole new insurance business. I have not had much fun with it. At least with Kaiser I knew how everything worked and, for the most part, I knew how much it was all gonna cost. They (insurance companies) sure know how to get you when you're down, don't they.

Speaking of being down...
My friend Cindy K. Not doin' so well. She had a bad reaction to her first round of chemo and has been in the hospital for a few days. Send extra prayers and good vibes in general her way please.

1 comment:


What a wonderful blog. Very positive.