I logged in to post another update. I realized my last update was still in the “draft” stage. I could have sworn I posted it. Oh well, it’s up now, so there will be back to back posts for you to read.
As you may have noticed, I have changed the Featured Image because my fundraising link contains my sister’s battle too. I’m sending her current donations as she is still out of work from her surgery. Chemo has yet to start for her, but I’m know she’ll have more expenses when that starts.
As for me, my latest oncology referral was rejected. The insurance allowed me to see someone in their network, but she’s technically not in my network. Only problem, they neglected to find out her specialty and she only treats breast cancer patients. Lovely, another oncologist referral bites the dust.
The nurse at my current oncologist knows I want to transfer and I know my oncologist wants the same. Her suggestion? Seeing the other female doctor in the same practice. Ummm….NO! I didn’t tell her I want a native English-speaking doctor. I shouldn’t have to figure out what the doctor said because I can’t understand her. This new doctor isn’t a native English-speaker either. Not to mention, I know doctors speak to each other, especially in the same practice, and I can’t guarantee quality treatment because of this.
I have no option but to stay with the same provider. I have asked for my CT scan just to be scheduled as I can’t do so with a new doctor; which was the plan. I had to tell them the reason I told them of my sister’s cancer was not for sympathy, so I could get scanned for breast cancer too. I really shouldn’t have to point that out. They are in the cancer business. It’s their job to know that if two sisters have/had the same strain of cancer, then I am at greater risk.
Has my scan been requested yet? Nope! After all, why should they have a sense of urgency? Their life isn’t hanging in the balance.
I know my cancer updates aren’t cheery. They are filled with sarcasm and are a bit jaded. This is reality. The medical world has lost its empathy. Those facing life-threatening diseases aren’t supposed to be angry. We’re not allowed emotions. We’re supposed to blindly follow whatever our medical “professional” says. WRONG! I’m now fighting back and I’m not just talking about the cancer.
I have been researching alkaline diets. Shocking to those who know me, but I’ve even cut back on my coffee. I’ve switched half my intake to green tea instead. I will never give up my coffee, but I know changes are needed. Except for today, I my diet has been at least 70% alkaline foods. I plan on continuing this path. Oncologists don’t want to hear there are homeopathic options. Why? Because they would lose stock money that Big Pharma pays them to push their poison. Sorry….I digress.
In addition to learning my sister had cancer, another tragedy has struck my family. I will not go into details. However, I will ask for every prayer you can spare. It’s a horrible situation. I have inactivated my FaceBook account and have no plans of reactivating it any time soon. People are ruthless and forget they are condemning someone without facts, knowledge of the incident or that family reads the same thing they do. That’s all I’m going to say.
I’ve been praying daily for myself, my sister, my family, guidance and countless other issues. There’s a purpose to all this. I just wish the reasoning would manifest sooner than later.