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**Disclaimer** Not the happiest of posts but very informative...**
Let's start with a little update. If you are not part of my CarePages, you do not know that on Monday I found out definetly that I have a rare form of Brain Cancer and it is Stage 3. I also found out that my oncologist has a patient with Stage 4 Brain Cancer that is still around and it is 5+ years later.
We got a Nanny to help with the kids, but I'll talk about that when I am less annoyed about the other stuff.
If you live in CT and have insurance through Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield LISTEN UP. The rest of you can listen in and listen up in a minute... My family has been paying FULL PRICE OUT OF POCKET for health insurance through them for at least 5 years and I had them through work for at least an additional 2 years. They have a cap on prescriptions every year. My plan is $2,000.00. And normally, noone would go through that much money in prescriptions, here's where it changes... My Chemotherapy, that may prolong my life for my 5 little children, only comes in a pill form. Anthem has decided that at that point it is not a treatment but a prescription. That little prescription costs around $2,000.00 per week for at least 6 weeks, with follow up of 5 days per month for at least a year. (you should have seen our faces when we went to pick up the first set of pills and saw an $8,000.00 bill) I am not complaining about the possibility of death coming sooner than later, but how can anyone afford such nonsense. I have a 19 month, who I would like to remember me, so the chemo is imperative. (We are looking into other insurance, by the way, that will even take me and have no cap on lifetime benefits or prescription plans, but by the time it gets all set up, the bulk of the chemo will be done and have come out of pocket, so much for that trip to Hawaii) Remember I was an otherwise healthy 31 year old who quit smoking 6 years ago, started to take vitamins, and eat and drink organic and I ended up with a mysterious brain tumor. Please check out your insurance plans and I have heard that AFLAC is awesome and they have a great cancer plan, pay the extra few dollars to get it. I can't get it now because my tumor was deemed malignant, but I will be getting my husband and children on it.
Regarding the stash sale, I am so sorry for not getting my act together. The radiation and chemo are sapping my energy. I can only read when I close one eye. And I have headaches. Fear not, I am going to ask someone who wanders over here to help me out. They are seperated and I haven't forgotten and, of course, there will be surprises in the boxes. Thank you so much for your patience.
I wish you all a peaceful and thoughtful Friday.