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So much for Eric making fun of my homemade deer feeder! Looks like we know who got the last laugh!
Once again, it was another day being stuck at home. The only adventures out of the house has been back and forth to the hospital, oncology and allergy specialist. My body just can't seem to rid of any infections. Antibiotics no longer work or they are becoming resistant. We all knew that sooner or later, this day might come.
Today they started me on Immunotherapy. Some might know of the therapy as a very controversial therapy. Immunotherapy consists of not just one drug, but 3, along with rounds of allergy injections in hopes of counteracting drug side effects. Immunotherapy helps to build an immune system when ones immune system becomes depleted due to long term illness, cancer, cancer treatments and a few other medical ailments, complications. Immunotherapy, unfortunately is not something that will work INSTANTLY. It actually takes up to a year, even possibly longer, for the body to create antibodies, while utilizing biotherapy, Immunotherapy treatment.
We didn't have a choice in whether to start me on therapy today. We also didn't have a choice on whether or not our insurance company will pay for the expensive outpatient treatments. That includes injections and pill form Immunotherapy prescription drugs that I started today. This was suppose to be a possible 'option' for the day when my immune system becomes depleted, but sometimes you can't predict even the inevitable. My team of specialists work extremely hard, helping me to continue fighting a very long battle. Their options ran out as far as medication. Immunotherapy is my only option and last course of treatment available for someone with my unique and quite complex medical case. I was told to expect feeling worse, before all the treatment medication starts kicking in, especially when no one is for certain what will or won't absorb properly. Allergy injections will hopefully help counteract the worst, when it comes to Immunotherapy drug side effects.
I can't tell you that it's going to be easy, but I can tell you that the risks are worth the other only option, which is... None.
My doctors are hoping that our insurance company will kick in the coverage on the treatments, since majority will be given in a home setting. What they are not sure, is whether the outpatient treatments will be covered. Same as with last years round of radiation and other treatments. It might takes months before we find out, after each insurance claim is carefully reviewed. Hopefully, before the sticker shock price hits our mailbox, at least it will buy me some time to start rebuilding a much needed immune system. I can't continue fighting, if I don't have something to help me fight.
As far as our fur children? They never seize to amaze me, as they remain dedicated by my side. Animals... They just seem to know when you need that unconditional love the most. XOXOXO