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TatonkaJames Donating Member (502 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 08:19 PM
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140. We feel your pain
Just stay cool and don't stress, it will make things worse. Fighting back is the best revenge.
I pray to the Universe you will feel better.
Peace
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  -I'm really depressed CatWoman  Apr-04-11 08:21 PM   #0 
  - a big hug! I've been there.  w8liftinglady   Apr-04-11 08:23 PM   #1 
  - Oh, NO.  CaliforniaPeggy   Apr-04-11 08:24 PM   #2 
  - i am so sorry cat. our bluecross turned to a hsa and 15,000 deductible, per year  seabeyond   Apr-04-11 08:25 PM   #3 
  - Blue cross is screwing with us, too. Rates are through the roof. Every couple of months there's an  loudsue   Apr-05-11 11:50 AM   #93 
  - we were paying 1,400 a month for family. company bought husband out so they changed to this  seabeyond   Apr-05-11 12:18 PM   #97 
  - Dropped to a lower coverage five months ago. They just raised it to almost the same amount again.  glinda   Apr-05-11 02:19 PM   #107 
     - I fucking hate them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Hate them hate them hate them!  seabeyond   Apr-05-11 04:29 PM   #118 
  - Penn.Highmark Blue Cross has record profits & $3.7 billion surplus  Divernan   Apr-05-11 12:52 PM   #99 
     - profit should be made ILLEGAL for health care period. no one should profit from sickeness  BREMPRO   Apr-05-11 04:28 PM   #117 
  - That sucks.  girl gone mad   Apr-04-11 08:25 PM   #4 
  - Oh, CW, so sorry. I can certainly sympathize.  blondeatlast   Apr-04-11 08:26 PM   #5 
  - I don't know which shock is greater  CatWoman   Apr-04-11 08:29 PM   #8 
     - Exactly...  blondeatlast   Apr-04-11 08:31 PM   #12 
     - I'm sure its the shock of the bill  madokie   Apr-04-11 08:39 PM   #19 
     - I am so sorry sweetie...  CoffeeCat   Apr-05-11 10:43 AM   #87 
     - my appointments were at 7 a.m.  CatWoman   Apr-05-11 07:25 PM   #131 
     - You're really brave, CatWoman.  loudsue   Apr-05-11 03:45 PM   #111 
        - thanks, Sue  CatWoman   Apr-05-11 07:25 PM   #132 
  - what a weird coincidence...  provis99   Apr-04-11 08:26 PM   #6 
  - he said that it I left it untreated, I would lose vision in that eye  CatWoman   Apr-04-11 08:28 PM   #7 
     - Have you contacted the drug company?  Red State Rebel   Apr-05-11 09:21 AM   #83 
     - I'm still researching options  CatWoman   Apr-05-11 07:26 PM   #133 
     - Keep your eye.....  femrap   Apr-05-11 12:07 PM   #96 
  - very sorry to hear that, CatWoman  ixion   Apr-04-11 08:30 PM   #9 
  - I feel your pain  mattvermont   Apr-04-11 08:30 PM   #10 
  - the whole thing is nothing but a fucking farce  CatWoman   Apr-04-11 08:33 PM   #14 
  - thanks so much  mattvermont   Apr-04-11 08:39 PM   #18 
     - my vision has slowly become better  CatWoman   Apr-04-11 08:40 PM   #20 
  - Did you know that in this country of ours,  truedelphi   Apr-05-11 12:07 AM   #64 
  - similar story, but not as expensive  blueamy66   Apr-05-11 07:49 AM   #76 
  - (((((((HUGS)))))))  WillyT   Apr-04-11 08:30 PM   #11 
  - thanks, Willy  CatWoman   Apr-04-11 08:33 PM   #15 
  - I'm very sorry to hear of everyone's problems.  badhair77   Apr-04-11 08:32 PM   #13 
  - Welcome to DU, badhair77.  tpsbmam   Apr-04-11 09:14 PM   #42 
  - Thanks for the welcome, tpsbmam.  badhair77   Apr-04-11 09:46 PM   #52 
     - welcome to DU and all my thoughts to CW  stockholmer   Apr-05-11 01:13 PM   #103 
        - thanks stockholmer  badhair77   Apr-05-11 01:31 PM   #105 
  - It really is. Glad you found your way to DU--Welcome! nt  blondeatlast   Apr-04-11 09:49 PM   #54 
     - Thanks, blondeatlast.  badhair77   Apr-05-11 11:18 AM   #88 
  - I don't know which would hurt worse, the bill or the shots.  dixiegrrrrl   Apr-04-11 08:33 PM   #16 
  - i have nightmares about those fucking shots  CatWoman   Apr-04-11 08:41 PM   #21 
  - Oh, CatWoman, I'm sorry to hear of this.  Habibi   Apr-04-11 08:38 PM   #17 
  - thanks Habibi  CatWoman   Apr-04-11 08:41 PM   #22 
  - Prayers for your healing.  salin   Apr-04-11 08:44 PM   #23 
  - Hi Salin  CatWoman   Apr-04-11 08:45 PM   #24 
     - likewise, CatWoman  salin   Apr-04-11 08:49 PM   #30 
  - Oh, my friend, I am so sorry!  Rhiannon12866   Apr-04-11 08:45 PM   #25 
  - those guys give the Mafia a bad name, don't they??  CatWoman   Apr-04-11 08:46 PM   #27 
     - They do, LOL!  Rhiannon12866   Apr-04-11 08:53 PM   #33 
  - I'd have to take a tub of valium before each shot.  Lars39   Apr-04-11 08:46 PM   #26 
  - Blue Cross is sucking us all dry.  The Backlash Cometh   Apr-04-11 08:48 PM   #28 
  - That sucks. Sorry, Cat Woman. n/t  terip64   Apr-04-11 08:48 PM   #29 
  - I'd take the injections for you if I could.  Forkboy   Apr-04-11 08:49 PM   #31 
  - to quote this rather large lizard I've come to know  CatWoman   Apr-04-11 08:53 PM   #34 
  - So sorry about your eyes, CW  supernova   Apr-04-11 08:52 PM   #32 
  - Sounds awful. What is this condition called? What state are you in?  Shagbark Hickory   Apr-04-11 08:56 PM   # 
  - it's called "macular degeneration"  CatWoman   Apr-04-11 09:02 PM   #38 
  - I think I've heard of that. Get well soon.  Shagbark Hickory   Apr-04-11 09:08 PM   #41 
  - I have two friends who are also getting the injections.  redwitch   Apr-04-11 09:17 PM   #44 
  - until I came down with this, I had never heard of it  CatWoman   Apr-05-11 07:29 PM   #134 
  - Not to be too much of a Pollyanna - macular degneration is awful -  dflprincess   Apr-04-11 09:32 PM   #47 
  - My Dad had that and it was not treated. It took away his biggest love, reading. I wish you didn't  OmmmSweetOmmm   Apr-04-11 11:33 PM   #60 
  - wow i didn't know they could treat it, even, but wishing you ever success  pitohui   Apr-05-11 01:01 PM   #102 
  - Don't they sometimes do cornea transplants for that?  kag   Apr-05-11 02:10 PM   #106 
  - I hope you get better asap.  glinda   Apr-05-11 02:23 PM   #108 
  - Oh, gosh.  BlueIris   Apr-05-11 05:01 PM   #122 
  - I think I've heard of that. Get well soon.  Shagbark Hickory   Apr-04-11 09:07 PM   #40 
  - That's a lot of money. I'm very sorry  xchrom   Apr-04-11 08:56 PM   #35 
  - I fucking hate Blue Cross  proud patriot   Apr-04-11 09:00 PM   #36 
  - CatWoman, I just asked my husband about this..  in_cog_ni_to   Apr-04-11 09:01 PM   #37 
  - thanks  CatWoman   Apr-04-11 09:04 PM   #39 
  - The drug is Avastin. $150 per injection compared to $2000 per injection. Links below:  in_cog_ni_to   Apr-04-11 10:25 PM   #56 
     - The Aventis didn't work for me, but the Lucentis did.  Pathwalker   Apr-05-11 09:02 AM   #79 
     - I'm so sorry! My dad had Macular Degeneration and lost sight in one eye.  in_cog_ni_to   Apr-05-11 11:26 AM   #89 
        - + 1  musette_sf   Apr-05-11 07:33 PM   #138 
     - thanks for all your help, In  CatWoman   Apr-05-11 07:30 PM   #135 
  - I canceled Blue Cross and it felt GOOD.  Arugula Latte   Apr-05-11 12:32 AM   #71 
     - NO DOUBT! I cannot wait to do that.  in_cog_ni_to   Apr-05-11 11:27 AM   #90 
  - I'm sorry to hear that... Hoping that things can get better for you. I kind of know the feeling!  cascadiance   Apr-04-11 09:15 PM   #43 
  - Oh Catwoman, so sorry things are rough. I do hope it helps your eyes though.  Mnemosyne   Apr-04-11 09:18 PM   #45 
  - I'm so sorry, CW  tpsbmam   Apr-04-11 09:25 PM   #46 
  - That's awful!  Bryn   Apr-04-11 09:33 PM   #48 
  - call United Way and see if you can get help with that *share*  Donnachaidh   Apr-04-11 09:35 PM   #49 
  - Well at least as of now, BCBS isn't about to bankrupt you...  tnlefty   Apr-04-11 09:38 PM   #50 
  - well, at least not for lack of trying  CatWoman   Apr-05-11 07:31 PM   #136 
  - I'm so sorry to hear this. How awful.  prolesunited   Apr-04-11 09:40 PM   #51 
  - We should have roped and hog-tied the insurance co. when we had the opportunity to do so, but  lonestarnot   Apr-04-11 09:49 PM   #53 
  - Love and Prayers, CatWoman.  Octafish   Apr-04-11 10:04 PM   #55 
  - that's beautiful, Octi  CatWoman   Apr-05-11 07:32 PM   #137 
  - there are over 160,000 DU members  donheld   Apr-04-11 10:59 PM   #57 
  - You have to talk to the person, of course and the DU admins first.  Rex   Apr-05-11 12:11 AM   #66 
     - no guys - please don't do that  CatWoman   Apr-05-11 12:06 PM   #95 
  - Eye shit is creepy and expensive to deal with. I'm sorry.  davsand   Apr-04-11 11:22 PM   #58 
  - *hugs* *hugs* *hugs*  a kennedy   Apr-04-11 11:27 PM   #59 
  - Sorry, Catwoman...  MrMickeysMom   Apr-04-11 11:35 PM   #61 
  - Wow K & R sorry to hear about this.  democracy1st   Apr-04-11 11:36 PM   #62 
  - a big hug  handmade34   Apr-04-11 11:39 PM   #63 
  - That is terrible, sorry you have to go through all that.  Rex   Apr-05-11 12:10 AM   #65 
  - THE TIME IS NOW  YOHABLO   Apr-05-11 12:23 AM   #67 
  - Write your elected representatives at both the state and federal level  Dyedinthewoolliberal   Apr-05-11 12:25 AM   #68 
  - I'm so sorry CatWoman  Oilwellian   Apr-05-11 12:29 AM   #69 
  - I'm so sorry  oldlib   Apr-05-11 12:30 AM   #70 
  - In the Wisconsin Dells area  Evolve_Already   Apr-05-11 06:52 AM   #72 
  - (((HUG)  WilliamPitt   Apr-05-11 06:52 AM   #73 
  - I have the same set up with my dentist  lunatica   Apr-05-11 07:00 AM   #74 
  - I am sorry to hear that. Best wishes to you.  raccoon   Apr-05-11 07:41 AM   #75 
  - I'm sorry CW.  blueamy66   Apr-05-11 07:51 AM   #77 
  - I understand your plight Catwoman..  disillusioned73   Apr-05-11 08:52 AM   #78 
  - Ouch.  slackmaster   Apr-05-11 09:06 AM   #80 
  - oh! that sounds painful  JitterbugPerfume   Apr-05-11 09:07 AM   #81 
  - I am so sorry for you. My mother has to get a shot in her eye  babydollhead   Apr-05-11 09:12 AM   #82 
  - been there-done that  lindalou65   Apr-05-11 09:22 AM   #84 
  - Makes you wonder why you have insurance in the first place.  AngryOldDem   Apr-05-11 09:27 AM   #85 
  - Try to keep your chin up. As my hubby always says,  Fire1   Apr-05-11 09:40 AM   #86 
  - National Health Care could've been the CROWNING JEWEL of the President's first term.  Romulox   Apr-05-11 11:27 AM   #91 
  - Wasted Opportunity  Chipster   Apr-05-11 02:42 PM   #109 
  - sorry to hear that  ReggieVeggie   Apr-05-11 11:29 AM   #92 
  - You've got a BC/BS policy like the one I've dropped  Mimosa   Apr-05-11 11:52 AM   #94 
  - Wow that must be painful. So sorry for your pain. I wish this govt would put single payer plan.  southernyankeebelle   Apr-05-11 12:24 PM   #98 
  - I'm so sorry! That must be painful and insulting...  JuniperLea   Apr-05-11 12:54 PM   #100 
  - wow, here in france you would likely pay 1 or 2 euros for that  reggie the dog   Apr-05-11 12:58 PM   #101 
  - Good luck and best wishes.  russspeakeasy   Apr-05-11 01:25 PM   #104 
  - Oh honey, I'm sorry.  a la izquierda   Apr-05-11 02:49 PM   #110 
  - I am very, very sorry you have to go through this,  ThomCat   Apr-05-11 04:11 PM   #112 
  - ahh blue cross = Wellmark  PatrynXX   Apr-05-11 04:13 PM   #113 
  - clarification  PatrynXX   Apr-05-11 04:15 PM   #114 
  - Maybe this is just a coincidence but I had a friend that has a similar condition  TNLib   Apr-05-11 04:16 PM   #115 
  - i popped on your post  seabeyond   Apr-05-11 04:32 PM   #120 
  - I am so sorry to hear this  mdmc   Apr-05-11 04:23 PM   #116 
  - I am so sorry to hear this...I can't imagine how awful the treatment must feel  Generic Other   Apr-05-11 04:31 PM   #119 
  - You poor thing. It sounds horrible. BC definitely sucks.  Vinca   Apr-05-11 04:32 PM   #121 
  - Your experience should not be allowed to happen in the USA. But what gets me  totodeinhere   Apr-05-11 05:08 PM   #123 
  - That sucks --  Armstead   Apr-05-11 05:09 PM   #124 
  - There may be some options to help bring the cost down....  rasputin1952   Apr-05-11 05:16 PM   #125 
  - Ouch. Talk about adding insult to injury. Best wishes,  geckosfeet   Apr-05-11 05:22 PM   #126 
  - Please check with your local Lions Club.  uberblonde   Apr-05-11 05:30 PM   #127 
  - K&R  Shining Jack   Apr-05-11 06:02 PM   #128 
  - My father had to have a round of treatment last year.  Ilsa   Apr-05-11 06:36 PM   #129 
  - Try to focus on what you can control  usregimechange   Apr-05-11 07:17 PM   #130 
  - I'd be as well  malaise   Apr-05-11 07:39 PM   #139 
  - We feel your pain  TatonkaJames   Apr-05-11 08:19 PM   #140 
 

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