Friday, February 8, 2008
Ran into a situation where my job tanked. That means my insurance will run out in 60 days and this creates an unbearable situation because my new job has a one year wait time for "pre-existing" conditions. Both me and my doctor agree that one year without any treatment or medicine at all could very well be a death trap so we have been working this week to schedule emergency brain surgery with Dr. Kenneth Ott, the neurosurgeon. Was thinking surgery was today but it was only a pre-op meeting and they did bloodwork. They were still awaiting an authorization from my primary care physician so I went over there and had the nurse fax it over. Since being diagnosed I have NOT had surgery using only diet and dopamine agonists as treatment. I would have loved to have continued this approach but job and insurance company details have ruled out that luxury. Still... in two years we managed to STOP the growth of the tumor! Had the experiment gone on longer I believe I would have gotten better and better and better as I was just beginning to really respond to treatment. So next week sometime I go under the knife and up the nose. Ott is old school. He uses the microscope method and I remember him saying something about a shot of sando. SWEET! Wish me luck!