After going round and round, and after putting my doctor on the phone with the insurance doctor, insurance has DENIED coverage for the "scan" portion of the CyberKnife treatment, but is covering other parts of it. It's asinine, as it shows no understanding of the procedure itself. (You can't treat an area with radiation until you've first scanned it to see what's inside.) We aren't doing the scan for kicks, are we. And a two-month old scan of a rapidly-growing tumor isn't a current scan, is it. But alas, we are moving forward!
Here's my schedule:
Thurs, Feb. 17th- Fiducial placement procedure (aka planting gold seeds in my liver).
Tues, Feb. 22nd- CT Scan, which we'll just go ahead and pay for because like they say in the L'Oreal ads, "I'm worth it."
Week of Feb 28th- Let the 'Knifing begin! It should start and conclude by that week's end. It'll be a little early b-day present for me (March 6th) because I really like to pamper myself with the latest trends.
March 8-13 - off to Kauai.