My name is Joe, and my wife Jenn was recently diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer. My wife is a wonderful woman, a loving mother, and an amazing wife. Without her in my life I would surely be lost, and I cannot imagine my life without her. That is the reason I am setting up this page in hopes of gaining some support for my wife's upcoming medical expenses.
I am currently unemployed and going back to college in order to get a degree for a better career, and my wife is disabled. My wife has insurance, but we were told yesterday that we will be having to front the 20% co-pay for everything that she has to have done. Today we have to go do some pre-op testing and it is going to cost us $186 just for that. We have four wonderful children that live with us, so the added costs are going to be a tremendous strain on our financial situation.
When we see the doctor today I am going to try and get a rough estimate for how much we are going to need before she can have surgery, but from what I am told the average cost of just the surgery is between $16,000 and $18,000. That means that our co-pay will be between $3,300 and $3,600 just for her thyroid removal surgery. I am not certain what the cost of the other tests, radiation treatments, and follow ups will be at this time, and we pray they will not be as much.
We thank you deeply for anything that you are able to give in support; even if all you can do is add us to your prayers than we are grateful. Thank You Everyone and God Bless You!