Well, I guess it's about time I came out of hibernation. I got so disgusted trying to get my y-90 radioembolization approved that I just hid out so I wouldn't think about it. Insurance initially denied, then denied 2 appeals. Then, state law allows me to file through them for a 3rd party impartial appeal. they hire that out to a company, and this company sided with the insurance company. After that, only recourse is lawsuit for breach of contract. Now, we did find some "peer approved" literature supporting the procedure, unfortunately, the language in those reviews said "further investigation is suggested". Well, this language just went to prove the insurance company's position that the procedure is still "investigational" for this specific cancer.
My wife went to Hawaii for 2 weeks in April and I can't say how much that was enjoyed. I could have stayed forever had it not been for family being so far away. I should add that after visiting my regular doc...who again prescribed some testosterone, I felt better in Hawaii than I have felt in over a year.
The day after I returned from the islands, I had a chemoembolization done. All went well with that and we will repeat the procedure on May 31st, then scans every couple of months to see how the tumors are progressing or retrogressing.
Just thought I would jump back in and say HOWDY to y'all.