Fucking scumbag drug companies. Fucking scumbag pharmacies. Fucking scumbag doctors.
I had an appointment with my oncologist today. I had to be there at 3 p.m. for labs, then he was supposed to see me at 3:20. He actually saw me at 4:30. He gave me four prescriptions to fill, all of which I'm supposed to take the night before and the morning of my first chemo.
After I saw him, I had to wait for them to enter everything in their computers before they gave me the prescriptions. I went straight to the pharmacy. The pharmacy was really busy so I said I'd come back later.
So I went to the pharmacy tonight - just now returned from there.
My primary insurance refused to pay for one of the drugs. My doctor had told me that would happen but my secondary insurance would cover it. And it would have - if the pharmacy had processed the order before 5 p.m., which they couldn't do since the doctor didn't give it to me until after 5.
The drug costs $400. The pharmacist said he could sell me just one pill but that would be $26 and I need more than one.
The pharmacy can't contact my secondary insurer for approval until Monday morning. My chemo is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Monday. I'm supposed to take the pill before I go.
All week I've been looking for an excuse to cancel chemo and crawl into a hole and die. I think I just found my excuse.