Wednesday, July 18, 2012

and it begins.....

Ben and I met with my GI specialist yesterday to discuss the upcoming steps/treatment options, etc.

I will be trying to go somewhat Gluten-Free and I will be getting a ton more blood work done soon.

My GI’s assistant is starting the insurance process of getting the Humira for me… She said it normally takes between 7 and 10 days to get approved. Once that is complete…the specialist pharmacy will overnight the meds to me on dry ice. The day it arrives, I immediately go to the GI’s office and they will administer the shots/teach me how to give myself shots.

The first day, I will get 4 back-to-back shots.
2 weeks later, I will give myself 2 shots.
2 weeks after that, 1 shot.
From there, I will give myself 1 shot every other week.

They said because I have moderate to severe Crohn’s that I will be doing this for a minimum of 2 years, but possibly for the rest of my life.

The assistant has given me some info to research and some avenues to go down to help offset my out of pocket price as this drug is about $3k-6k per month without insurance…..not sure how much the insurance will cover yet.

Anyway, Ben and myself would really appreciate some prayers right now.

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