Breast Cancer Rears Its Ugly Head Yet Again
Seven years ago, my wife (Toni Joseph) underwent surgery for a partial lumpectomy associated with breast cancer. Earlier this year, specifically April 26, she underwent a second surgery as the cancer had returned. She was really lucky, though, as the size of this cancer was only 7 cm; the surgeon professed to have gotten all of it. Of course, this will be followed with some type of radiation or chemotherapy, yet to be determined.
The unfortunate thing is that our insurance did not cover all the expenses related to the surgery. Today, she received notification from Advent Health (Florida Hospital) –copy below -- that there is an outstanding balance of $5,439.52, the amount not covered by insurance.
She is a typical baby boomer retiree living on a fixed income of her pension and monthly Social Security checks. With inflation where it is – and expected to get worse – we just don’t have the resources to cover this added, unknown expense. We do not like to ask for help, especially for money, but we find that we are in a predicament and need help to cover this expense. Any and all amounts will be helpful and so appreciated.