Long Monday Chemo


It is “long day chemo.” Every other Monday I have chemo that last about six hours, and I carry home a bag of 5FU medicine. I come back on Wednesday to have the bag removed. I can that day #GWEDNESDAY!

The following week is my favorite! I come in on Monday for about three hours. And that’s it for the week! WOO WHOO!

Let me also give a little advice: GET CANCER INSURANCE!!!! Over the weekend, I started on some paperwork that I need to complete for a project, and the doctor bills I have collected over my almost five years of cancer treatments total $423,994.36 so far. I was SHOCKED! My mom thought it would be closer to $1 million, but I did have one year of pathetic insurance coverage and was placed on charity at North Mississippi Medical Center — thank goodness or that outrageous total would be so much more! (That year I had two follow-up chemo embolisms and a week’s stay in the hospital for a massive blood clot in my lungs. It would have been a LOT higher!!)

There are VERY few human beings that have that extra money laying around to pay bills! Please…young, old, rich or poor, please buy a cancer policy. It would help so much. It is a lot of paperwork when you have it, but with cancer, paperwork is a very real part of your life! Everyone needs a cancer policy. When I was first diagnosed, I had no idea I had cancer and I, like so many, thought I was too young for all that! I wasn’t. You never know what can happen to you. Please buy a cancer policy!

It is for your own good! Please! The few extra dollars it cost per month is NOTHING in comparison to $423,994.36 and counting!!!! That is not including what has already been paid for doctors and hospitals, over the counter meds and various supplies, and gas to travel all over the place for treatment!

Please don’t think I am complaining about the bills, I just want to use it as an example that cancer is expensive! I am INCREDIBLY GRATEFUL for doctors and nurses who use the knowledge God gives them to help aid in my healing and for all the medicine – chemo and everything else – that helps with healing and making me comfortable. I am so blessed! #GODISGOOD

On a side note, RFTV is not showing Hee Haw on Sunday nights any more, and someone is sad and depressed about it! (I secretly love it, but I don’t share it with the husband!!! 😏) So a little less singing and dancing. I hate to see him suffer, but I am not being tortured with Conway Twitty and Buck Owens (for the moment! YAY!) WHOOP WHOOP!

I can’t get too excited because he will start back up in memory of HEE HAW soon! PLEASE DO NOT buy him or let him borrow ANY of the DVD’s!!! I MEAN IT! 😁

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