No recent changes to speak of, really. Maggie visits The Spa this Friday so the up-coming weekend is shot. One on-going concern is that her feet are really bothering her now. She says they are numb and tingly, both symptoms of peripheral neuropathy, a fancy label for nerve damage of the little piggies. It’s a common side-effect of the chemo we are on, FOLFOX, as it builds up toxicity in the body. We suspect that we are nearing the end of our time with this particular type. Where next?
Insurance is determined to be stubborn. I verified through my bank that the payment I submitted like I always do was returned by Humana stamped “incorrect account number,” an obvious mistake. That payment has been mailed electronically and automatically the same way for a long time now. As far as I know, human hands never touch it. Humana, of course, claims no mistake on their part but promised that everything would be fine if I just sent the past due amount along with the complete payment by next scheduled payment date. Since that phone call I’ve received at least one letter claiming that our insurance will be canceled on the 31st. Yes, I’ve called them again to explain and verify once again. This time I had the gentleman guarantee that if they did cancel the policy that they’d reinstate it after a quick investigation. You know what he suggested? (Get this!) “Sir, maybe you should send in a payment.” The guy’s a GENIUS! Ugh. I just verified with my bank that the payment went out on 3.18. We’ll see how this silly story unfolds.
Maggie is doing great otherwise. She’s buzzing around seeing friends, going out occasionally, and having a great time. Her hair is growing back nicely (although way too slowly, according to her) and, other than a few side effects and long chemo weekends, things are doing pretty good right now. We are truly blessed and very lucky. But I think that was amply covered that in my last post…..