While Walgreen's and Optum Rx could not figure out how to fill my prescription for Odansetron/Zofran, an anti nausea medication, that I need to take prior to ingesting my new chronic mylogenous leukemia drug, Bosulif; St. Luke's Hospital Outpatient Pharmacy did!
My poor oncologist's nurse, Sara, has been such a trooper; faxing prescriptions here, there and everywhere! St. Luke's was a last ditch effort on my part, as I had high hopes of them knowing how to bill for this "insurance uncovered" medication, as I knew they often filled prescriptions for many outpatient, cancer patients. I put all my faith in them.
|Off Sprycel 4 months|
Goes to show you, that persistence DOES pay off!
Second on the agenda; a chest x-ray. As you all probably know, I recently switched my TKI medication from Sprycel, to Bosulif, following several years of significant pleural effusions.
|Typical Effusion on Sprycel|
This way, if nothing else, we have a baseline.
I am happy to report that while I still have "some" fluid in my left lung, it is greatly reduced from my previous x-rays; this is outstanding news and has me smiling, ear to ear!
See how quickly my mood can change??
Off to the grands tomorrow! I am SO excited!!
Be well, my CML warriors!
Wonderful news! My PC told me it can take "several" months for residual fluid to be resorbed - maybe we're just a little slower. "Several" could be 6 months, for instance. And you had more than "residual" (also a gray term) to get gone. So, as they love to tell us about PCR's - it's the trend downward that matters. Yay!ReplyDelete
Apparently I still have fluid after an entire year!! Less than a liter, though! lolReplyDelete