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Medicare Experts

Hitekbaby
  • By Hitekbaby · Posted November 23, 2012
  • In Advanced Breast Cancer · 11 replies
  • I am transitioning from my private employer insurance to Medicare in January. I understand that just plain Medicare doesn't cover prescriptions, etc. I also know that you must get some supplemental coverage ...

The "Long Face"

Hitekbaby
  • By Hitekbaby · Posted August 10, 2012
  • In Advanced Breast Cancer · 20 replies
  • Well, I didn't think it was possible to have a worse visit than being told of progression to brain. But, my doctor has surpassed himself. I am done with my first 1.5 weeks of WBR. it's not for the faint ...

The Hits Keep on Coming

Hitekbaby
  • By Hitekbaby · Posted July 27, 2012
  • In Advanced Breast Cancer · 22 replies
  • Well, after nearly two months of suspended treatment, another liver biopsy and wrestling with insurance: I'm informed that I am in eligible for the TDM1 trial because I'm HER2 negative?? (after a year ...

Damn the torpedoes

Hitekbaby
  • By Hitekbaby · Posted April 30, 2012
  • In Advanced Breast Cancer · 23 replies
  • Well. Restaging did not go as expected after my multi-layered cocktail of Femara, Afinitor, Tykerb, Herceptin, Xgeva and the kitchen sink. After 4 months of tumor markers dropping, we were informed that ...

Hold On, HER2!!

Hitekbaby
  • By Hitekbaby · Posted March 13, 2012
  • In Advanced Breast Cancer · 1 reply
  • Hot dog!! I've been hearing a lot about this drug, Pertuzumab, as it has been in trials and generating some excitement. Hang on you gals who are HER 2+! http://www.scoop.it/t/vemurafenib-plx-40 32-roche-melanoma-fda-review-approval/p ...

Affinity for Afinitor

Hitekbaby
  • By Hitekbaby · Posted January 15, 2012
  • In Advanced Breast Cancer · 35 replies
  • Hope, dear ladies. I thought I'd share my experience with Afinitor (Everolimus) as it is relatively new and is of some interest. It is the FDA-approved anti-rejection (for organ transplants) that they've ...

Chicken Livered

Hitekbaby
  • By Hitekbaby · Posted June 24, 2011
  • In Advanced Breast Cancer · 15 replies
  • Thank the Lord, my insurance WILL cover SIR spheres. I had just finished praying yesterday morning when I got the call! (My insurance company, bless their heart, was putting up a valiant fight to avoid ...

Herceptin

Hitekbaby
  • By Hitekbaby · Posted May 11, 2011
  • In Advanced Breast Cancer · 9 replies
  • Can anyone give me any insight into how I'll feel on Herceptin? I just started Arimidex and Herceptin yesterday. I had "molecular profiling" done on my bc cells and it came back, two years later (and ...

Fight on for our Friend

Hitekbaby
  • By Hitekbaby · Posted December 28, 2010
  • In Advanced Breast Cancer · 5 replies
  • I received a sweet letter this morning from a young woman who identified herself as a daughter of Inspire member, Cushie. She informed me that Cushie passed away Sept. 16 at home with family around. I ...

Sponge Bob, Big Girl Pants

Hitekbaby
  • By Hitekbaby · Posted November 23, 2010
  • In Advanced Breast Cancer · 12 replies
  • Well, the the first-line treatment clinical trial at MDA turned out to appear as if they'd used Miracle-Gro (much bone and liver progression). So, we moved on to Xeloda and Avastin for 3 cycles. I'm just ...

Hello? Anyone?

Hitekbaby
  • By Hitekbaby · Posted October 22, 2010
  • In Advanced Breast Cancer · 11 replies
  • I hope the article below might be encouraging to some. I found the title of particular interest: ending the "moratorium on study?" Hoo-boy, don't you love that? Has anyone ever shared my vague feeling ...

Scared

Hitekbaby
  • By Hitekbaby · Posted September 24, 2010
  • In Advanced Breast Cancer · 12 replies
  • I just finished with my first round of scans after the first line of treatment, a trial with Dasatinib/Tamoxifen and Zometa. It failed miserably. (I have had one chemo as a adjuvant treatment for "Stage ...

Accentuate the Positive..

Hitekbaby
  • By Hitekbaby · Posted August 21, 2010
  • In Advanced Breast Cancer · 12 replies
  • I really appreciated a piece called "Healing Strategies" that was generously shared by GroovyGirlCool. I shared this with others who also appreciated it. I believe there is real value in exposure to positive ...

Insurance Blues

Hitekbaby
  • By Hitekbaby · Posted July 16, 2010
  • In Advanced Breast Cancer · 11 replies
  • So, I just get back from our 2-day drive home from Houston with my kids. I'm tired, but still spoiling for a fight with this bc. I'm feeling a bit more settled about the treatment: a study. I haven't ...

What's up, Doc?

Hitekbaby
  • By Hitekbaby · Posted July 8, 2010
  • In Advanced Breast Cancer · 21 replies
  • Fasten your seatbelts when the head of breast oncology at MDA starts out a sentence with "Well..." Seems my solitary L1 lesion is actually accompanied by 4-5 small shadowy areas on other vertabra. (Also ...

False Hope

Hitekbaby
  • By Hitekbaby · Posted July 1, 2010
  • In Advanced Breast Cancer · 8 replies
  • I am certainly a new kid on the block when it comes to mets and this vital community.I am amazed at how many brave and intelligent women are supporting one another through encouragement and a very diverse ...

Things you can do