I am labeling this part 1, with the hopes that as soon as I post this Dr. Hunt will call and I will have good reason for part 2. We have been waiting for Dr. Hunt’s call since early this morning.
Right now, my tests are scheduled for March 10-11, which won’t work with my insurance approval. My insurance plan changes February 28 so that I have some different fees (many more higher fees than my current co-pay). MD Anderson is aware of this and we are working together to try to get tests and surgery scheduled before March 1. So for now, we are waiting on this. Waiting for answers, waiting for appointments, just waiting.
Dr. Hunt is supposed to call me to go over the results of my PET scan. I received the report yesterday afternoon and my general practitioner advised me to go over the results with Dr. Hunt. The PET scan shows an abnormal tissue mass in my right hemipelvis or pelvic cavity. It is outside all organs which is good but it is still there which raises all kinds of new questions. The good news is that my lungs and liver are clear of abnormal tissue. Yaay! Yesterday MD Anderson's offices were closed for President’s Day so we are waiting. Waiting for a call, waiting for answers, just waiting.
We are waiting for Dr. Hunt’s letter to be edited and faxed to Scott & White Health Plan requesting that the surgery to SAVE MY BREAST be done in Houston by Dr. Hunt.
How I wish I could just submit one final letter of request to Scott & White Health Plan in Temple and they would just say that yes, all of my cancer treatment could be done and administrated in Houston at the best cancer center in the world! However, I know this is unlikely and the battle will continue to rage, at least for the time being. With yesterday being President’s Day, I spent time contemplating the fact that we live in this great nation marked by a freedom many have given the ultimate sacrifice for. I am trying to be thankful that I live in a country where I CAN fight to receive the care I want and deserve instead of being overwhelmed and frustrated that I have to fight for it.
I hope to post another update shortly…
And, in my waiting I'm reminded...
But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] shall change and renew their strength and power; they shall lift their wings and mount up [close to God] as eagles [mount up to the sun]; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint or become tired...For the creation (nature) was subjected to frailty (to futility, condemned to frustration), not because of some intentional fault on its part, but by the will of Him Who so subjected it--[yet] with the hope. That nature (creation) itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and corruption [and gain an entrance] into the glorious freedom of God's children. Isaiah 40:31 & Romans 8:20-21