They say to get the help you need you must admit you need help and you must ask for it. Well sadly I need help and I am asking for it today. My wife Becky age 51 was diagnosed with MBC metastatic breast cancer Stage 3 just over 3 months ago. She found that one thing no women ever wants to find a lump in her breast. This was not only scary it was devastating emotionally for her and our family. What do we do now was the big question? After sitting down with our primary and our oncologist it was recommended we do a bilateral Mastectomy (removal of both breasts along with any lymph nodes affected) and a regiment of chemotherapy and possibly radiation. What a decision that was to remove a part of you that played a role in your life as a woman. She is the bravest woman I have ever known. 26 years of marriage and she has never let me down. I have been blessed to have such a beautiful person to share my life with. 3rd chemo treatment in and things are going well but the cost are adding up and it's more than we can handle on our own. The cancer center is 150 miles round trip and its every 2 weeks for now and soon it will be every week. Prior to the diagnosis was all the test MRI's BONE SCANS, MAMOGRAMS and afterward was the surgery and chemo ports and more MRI's and Bone Scans in the near future, along with lab work at every chemo treatment. Our insurance will only cover so much, our deductible is high and our out of pocket is ridiculous not to mention a $500 (UPDATE: raised to $620 this month 7-10-18 due to open enrollment) a month premium and we have to cover 20% of what they don't pay...Update Cost is over $167,000 at this point which is not including radiation yet. UPDATE 7-13 18 just found out radiation is every day for 6 weeks. That's $20 a day to drive to Tallahassee and back. This is going to be a long and tough expensive journey so I graciously ask that you please help with whatever you can afford to give..and if you can't today maybe next week or next month. I also ask that you please share this with all of your friends and let them know this is helping to save a life that is so precious to me and my family and to her friends. We thank all of you and may God bless you. We send our love and many (((Hugs ))).
- Karen Medhurst
- Cristal Pinnix