I received a call yesterday afternoon from the doctor’s office, informing me that my cancer insurance would not cover the MRI of my brain. Due to the location of my cancer, insurance says that the chance of me having any in my brain is very slim to none. So they felt ruling it out was a waste of money. The cost for the MRI would be hundreds or thousands of dollars out-of-pocket, so the doctor’s office cancelled my appointment for me (how kind!).
So now it’s back to reviewing my two options and making a decision between chemotherapy and radiation.
Sperm Banking for Testicular Cancer
In the mean time, I’ve got an appointment to make a “deposit” next week. The sperm deposit is for in case I choose to have children in the future if I go the chemo route. I asked them about how long the appointment takes. Their response? “About an hour, but in the end, it all depends on how long you take!” Very valid point…
Why Would A Medical Office Keep Track of My Visits?
Finally, I received a call from the imaging department, calling to reschedule my consult with the radiologist. They said I was a no call, no show.. I find that very interesting, since on January 24th I sat through that for over an hour. She checked their system and found the notes from the appointment.
I think I’m a little less likely to go the radiation route for treatment now, if they can’t even keep track of me!
Recapping, cancer insurance knows whether my cancer spread to my brain without any imaging, and imaging doesn’t remember me being there. Isn’t cancer like, serious?
Editor’s Note: Bryan needs your help with the incredible medical bills for his cancer treatments. Anything – even $5 or $10 – would be so appreciated.