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  • #16
    Sorry I have been away from the board for awhile. I just moved to DC and I am still trying to get everything settled in.

    I just wanted to drop a note to say that my insurance is Paying!!! My suggestion to everyone is to never let up. They told me point blank many times that they were not going to pay, but I kept telling them that I would not stop till they did pay. I called my congress, newspaper, media everyone and told them if they did not pay that they had a story. I also let my insurance company know that i had contacted them.

    In the end, on Christmas eve I received a letter saying they were going to pay!
    08/28/07: Diagnosed Stage 1A nonseminoma (65% teratoma (mature and immature), 10% embyonal carcinoma, 25% yolk sac); AFP: 120 ng/ml HCG: 6.8 IU/L
    09/05/07: Right I/O; Clean CT
    09/13/07: AFP: 41 ng/ml HCG: 0.5 IU/L
    09/26/07: AFP: 12 ng/ml HCG: <2
    10/22/07: AFP: 2.2 ng/ml HCG: <2
    Surveillance All Clears: 11/09/07; 04/20/08;


    • #17
      I guess being you own health advocate extends to the insurace realm as well.
      Son Jason diagnosed 4/30/04, stage III. Right I/O 4/30/04. Graduated College 5/13/04. 4XEP 6/7/04 - 8/13/04. Full open RPLND 10/13/04. All Clear since.

      Treated by Dr. Rakowski of Midland Park, NJ. Visited Sloan Kettering for protocol advice. RPLND done at Sloan Kettering.


      • #18
        Originally posted by Physast
        My suggestion to everyone is to never let up.
        That's the kind of attitude that gets things done. Very well done, my friend!
        "Life moves pretty fast; if you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." -Ferris Bueller
        11.22.06 -Dx the day before Thanksgiving
        12.09.06 -Rt I/O; 100% seminoma, multifocal; Stage I-A; Surveillance; Six years out! I consider myself cured.


        • #19
          Nicely done!

          Welcome to the DC area. If I can be of any help, let me know.
          Right I/O 4/22/1988
          RPLND 6/20/1988
          Left I/O 9/17/2003

          Tho' much is taken, much abides; and though we are not now that strength which in old days moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are; one equal temper of heroic hearts, made weak by time and fate, but strong in will; to strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.