Tuesday, December 24, 2013

My Christmas Miracle

My Christmas Miracle came a little early this afternoon. On our way to the Christmas Eve Church service, Dr. Williams called to tell me they (Aetna) have approved the new drug I need, Rituxan! A huge thank you to all of you who have been thinking and praying about this. It really is answer to many, many prayers. Dr. Williams would like to start this new drug as soon as possible so we will talk on Monday and try to get something scheduled, either up in Manhattan or down here in South Jersey. The icing on my Christmas Miracle is that we were able to get some of the other drug from a pharmacy in Philadelphia. Huge thank you to my husband who braved the Christmas Eve traffic and crowd to get it for me. Merry Christmas to all of you!! XOXOX Haley

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Officially Denied

Dear insurance company. How I hate you. Not only have you officially denied my doctor's request for the new drug Rituxan (Rituximab), you have also denied a medicine I have taken everyday for the past year. I don't really care about prior authorizations, or any other hoop you have for me to jump through, things should be taken care of within a week. I would also appreciate a call back when you say you will and if you are holding access to peoples medicine, it should be required that someone is accessible more than 9-5 Monday-Friday because some months, people refill prescriptions on Saturdays and Sundays. Enough with my rant.... Long story short, my doctor is working on it. Hoping to have a better outcome soon. I'll keep you updated. For now, I will continue IVIG monthly as planned. My blood work last month was not where it should have been, and I wasn't able to have Cytoxan so that chemo is put on hold for now. Crossing our fingers that the denial of Rituxan can be overturned quickly. Much love to you all and thank you for all the continued prayers. Merry Christmas! Love, Haley