We came up with as much money as we could because the doctors required and Hospital Administration required at least 50% up front. After numerous scans, biopsies, x-rays, and procedures all the results were finally in and she was firmly in stage 2 breast cancer. They were going to have to perform mastectomy of her right breast and the removal of a lymph node under her right arm. Waiting until July 1st was not an option. So, we paid the Hospital all that money we had and On May 15th she underwent the procedure. After 2 two days in the hospital she was sent home to be cared for by myself and our daughter Elizabeth. We were to drain the tubes every few hours and record the amount of drainage. We changed the dressings and basically provide constant care while she was recovering. With no money left we were forced to wait to do Chemotherapy. Chemo is scheduled to begin July 1st 2017 when Medicare B kicks in. And even that will only be 80%. We are trying to get a supplemental insurance to cover the other 20% but as of today we have had no luck.
All I can say is that I pray to God that no other family ever has to go through what we've went and are still going through. But I know that is not the case. I have no right to ask for your help and assistance, but yet that is exactly what I am doing. We have spent every last penny we had on medical bills and they are piling up and they keep coming in. We are not trying to get the entire procedure paid for or even have all of her medical costs covered. We are just praying and hoping that we can get some assistance in paying off the rest of these bills and cover the cost of chemo not covered by insurance.
Once again, I know we have no right to ask for your help but we need it. Anything that you can give to help us will mean so much to all of us. Even if you are unable to give, please keep our family in your prayers each and every day. God bless.
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