Tuesday, August 1, 2017


Got a call from the cancer center this morning informing me that Humana has indeed approved my pain medication after receiving a pre-authorization from the Oncologist.  The clinic then sent it by FAX to the pharmacy.  I placed a call to the pharmacy and spoke to the person who helped me when I purchased the medication for $186.  Explained to her that she would be receiving a FAX and she told me to come in and bring my receipt and credit card and she will reimbursement me.  I told her I would try and be there tomorrow.

You have just got to be on top of every little detail in this fight for your life.  I know that there are some sick people that don't know how to fight for what they feel is unjust and just pay the price and that breaks my heart.  

I'm sick and weak but my mind is alert and in fight mode.  Let's see what else will come my way and I will have to spend hours or days in order to remedy the situation.  This is a drain on my energy and I should not have to worry about anything but getting treatment and keeping a positive attitude.

Took my first dose of pain meds today as my throat is getting worse after every treatment.  Today was causing lots of gagging and coughing and pain.  I did not take a full dose but only 1/3 of what was prescribed and got some relief.  In time I know that I will need the whole dose but for now a little goes a long way.

Today I ingested 40 ounces of protein drink (4 drinks), 32 ounces of water, 720 calories, and 60 grams of protein. 


  1. Glad you are getting some relief - and HAPPY BIRTHDAY! We are rooting for you every day!!! Each birthday is a milestone. Gary was 62 at diagnosis, and will be 73 in a month, so there is hope. Hang in there. ;->

    1. Thanks for the birthday wishes. Gary is very lucky.