We are awaiting the news from the final pathology of the tumor which we should receive Friday. This will tell us what type of cancer we are dealing with, what subtype and hopefully when combined with all the other tests I've taken so far will also tell us what stage. At this point, we should be able to formulate an effective treatment plan.
There are some simple facts to keep in mind. Scott and White has not agreed to pay for any more testing or treatment at this point. We will see what Dr. Hunt and her team's final diagnosis is for my type of cancer. We still do not know how closely it will match my preliminary diagnosis of sarcoma from Scott and White. We do not know what type of further treatment will be necessary to totally beat this cancer and live a very long and cancer free life.
In answer to your questions of how does this work from here...I really don't know. The cost incurred that we will have to pay out-of-pocket really depends on what type of treatment is determined necessary and whether or not Scott and White offers it or approves any coverage at all, in or out of network. So, the reality is we still have tons of questions.
We have just decided that we will not ask them yet. Tonight and this week we are celebrating a very successful surgery, loving on our children, family and friends. And just plain ole gettin' better. I want to be as healthy as possible so that I can continue on a course of effective treatment as soon as possible. After all, I've got a marathon to run this fall!
Keep on fighting the good fight, y'all! I am so thankful y'all are fighting with me!
"Run hard and fast in the faith. Seize the eternal life, the life you were called to, the life you so fervently embraced in the presence of so many witnesses." 1 Timothy 6:12
PS For a complete understanding of the insurance battle we are currently fighting, please view the cartoon video in the post below.