Healthcare Costs

Being a finance nerd, how else would I spend my time off? Analyzing my healthcare costs with pivot table. Here are the breakdown of costs since my cancer diagnosis Procedure Total Cost Patient Cost Exam & Scan  $         98,359.55  $               9,514.39 Medications  $         34,032.02  $                  333.28 Dr Visit  $           2.917.61  $                  1546.07 Bloodwork  $              641.91Continue reading “Healthcare Costs”

Thanksgiving 2020

2020 has been an emotional year for all and my life especially the past few months have been filled with uncertainty and turmoil. When I reflect back upon this year, there are many things to praise and many things to grieve. 22 The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;[a]    his mercies never come to an end;23 they are new everyContinue reading “Thanksgiving 2020”

Medical Leave

I officially start medical leave this week and will be off work for the next 6 months. Last Monday I started anti-hormonal therapy with injection and infusion, which reduces ovarian estrogen levels and treats calcium levels for metastatic cancers respectively. Next week, I’ll start the targeted therapy pills that work best when estrogen levels areContinue reading “Medical Leave”

Bone Biopsy Results

The bone biopsy results scan came back. The biopsy of my Left Ilium confirmed the spread and showed the cells were the same profile: Estrogen+, Progesterone+, HER2-. The treatment plan will be starting with various targeted therapies, anti-hormone and CDK-inhibitors. Although this treatment won’t be as draining as chemo, next week will likely be lastContinue reading “Bone Biopsy Results”

CT Bone Biopsy Pre-Op Work

There is a bunch of pre-op work needed for the CT Bone Biopsy. Cedar’s hospital policy requires COVID testing for all anesthesia procedures, so I went first thing on Tuesday morning for the drive-thru COVID test. The nasal swab is as unpleasant as you’d expect. No news is good news – I’ll only get aContinue reading “CT Bone Biopsy Pre-Op Work”