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Hi Ya'all! (GoFundMe link)

Hi Ya'all! (GoFundMe link)

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MelanomaMike
9/6/2019 1:26pm
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Hi guys & gals, just checkin in with ya and to re-post my GFM link, i guess i should have been doing this whenever i posted here on MRF after we launched it, i dont know, our sister Cindy Lou explained it as being to "Humble", im thinkin thats true...here it is again for those who may have missed it, if ya can ya can, if ya cant ya cant, just the Support & Love is whats keeping me going since everything stopped (surgerys & Opdivo) back in early July...love you guys...
https://www.gofundme.com/f/mike039s-melanoma-fight

Melanoma Will Not Beat Me or my MRF Family! www.wespark.org www.covvha.net

killmel - (9/6/2019 - 5:41pm)

WOW Mike, you been through a lot. I read ALL your posts (love your sense of humor) and Kaiser has not given you much help. Even Dr Hamid's medical assistant Jasmine not getting back to you. What was her excuse for not getting back to you... there should be no excuses!

I donated to your GOFund Me when you first asked for help. I just checked and you collected $3,575 with your goal being $5000. I know you need the money to pay for a consultation with Dr Hamid How much is Dr Hamid charging for a consultation with no insurance??? If you don't reach $5000, does that mean you can't afford to see Dr Hamid?? That would be terrible and you need help NOW.

Hi KillMel, thank you soooo much for your help, Dr Hamids consults range all these wierd prices depending on what Hamid has to do, (send for med records and god knows what else) like i posted in the beganing weeks & weeks ago, my consult should be $ 740 after the 40% discount (from $900) if i pay right then being a new patient. And like i said, im new to the Outside World of Outta Network docs, he may need to see me again, because for him to come up with a treatment plan in an hour or so setting, hes gunna need more time unless hes really that good! I have no idea, (maybe he can look deep in my eyes while he touches one of my tumors & come up with something!!) but to have my "Leeway" money is so good to have!! i know he couldnt treat me with what would be left over, you & i both know therapies are up to $5k to $30k a single infusion or injections...im just so greatful and im on cloud 9! Thanks for your concern, at ease soldier, you guys ALREADY got my foot in the door! Love ya.. (oh! I didnt even ask Jasmine what happen as to why she didnt call me back (too see if i could make payments) i bit my tongue & booked an appt!!

Melanoma Will Not Beat Me or my MRF Family!
www.wespark.org
www.covvha.net

Cindy Lou - (9/8/2019 - 11:45am)

Hi, Mike! I just wanted to let you know that the out of network doctor and hospital i used eventually settled with us for waaay less money than what they initially charged us. My husband went into battle with the insurance company, my doctor who referred me wrote a letter of necessity, we went through the whole appeals process with the insurance company. Eventually, my husband “beat em all down”. The insurance paid a little more and the dr and hospital settled for a lot less than what we owed. It is horrible to have to worry about finances when you need to focus on health! Your witty posts often make me smile. Keep up the fight, Mike!

Cindy Lou

Stage 3C resected; Primary cheek 1.9 ulcerated Clark lvl IV WLE neg SNB 7/2015; Satellite met cheek WLE 3/2016; Mets sentinel nodes SND & Parotidectomy 10/2018; 12 treatments Opdivo disc. in May 19; surgery mets in neck 9/19

Hi sis, you better believe im going after them Higher Ups at Kaiser concerning my denial of a 2nd opinion! Im just so exhausted mentally & physically with my health for one, like a lot of you have said, to deal with insurance and now out of pocket (Out Of my MRF Peeps Pockets!!) Expense, on top of dealing with my health! Im tired, i really am, i need a break, its not let up since July 10th (2019) since they stopped all treatment...im spent & my tumors are really hurting, 2 of 7 anyways...

Melanoma Will Not Beat Me or my MRF Family!
www.wespark.org
www.covvha.net