So I had 2 overwhelming things happen today because of my cancer. Firstly, we decided to get an estimate from a cleaning services, to come 1 or 2 times a month. The owner if the service came this morning to see our house. We live in a simple 3 bedroom 2 bath ranch house in New Jersey. We stated that I was I'll and had surgery and would be starting chemo again, hence why we needed the help. The lady wrote up the biweekly service charge and stated that the initial cleaning, which is usually more expensive, would be on the house. My husband and I were speechless, but thankful.
Then I needed to make an appointment for my second daughter to get her graces put on. We are using the same orthodontist we used for our older daughter. I had been to the office 3 weeks ago and told the doc we were ready to get started and he should just send us the contract. I told him about my recurrence and that we Judy wanted to get the braces started before things got even crazier. When I called today I mentioned that the contact did not have the info about the payment plan. The receptionist checked the chart and told me that the doctor would be accepting the insurance payments as paid in full! I started to cry!
I realize than these are small expenses for large companies. They are probably even right offs, but still, I didn't know what to say. We did not ask for discounts, but they are of course helpful, yet I feel guilty at the same time. I don't want to feel like I am taking advantage of my illness.
My husband will speak to the orthodontist when they go to the appointment, maybe negotiate a discount that I am more comfortable with. I was too overwhelmed with just the offer to even talk about it.
But while I am on a steak maybe I should go to Home Depot tonight because we really need to replace our shower stall
2/27/12 dx rectal cancer (stage III)
3/6/12 44th B-day
3/19/12 Oxi & 5-FU (8 rounds)
11/5/12 LAR surgery temp ileo
1/20/13 4 rounds Xeloda
5/13 multiple liver mets
6/4/13 HAI pump at Sloan
KRAS wild & BRAF mutation found