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#1 barefut

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 07:23 AM

ITS HERE!!!

I hugged my Fed. Ex. man today. Then I came in, sat down and cried. Happy tears. Tears of relief.

3 months of Cellcept arrived today from Roche's Pateint Assistance Program.

When I think of the $4000+ finance charges, I have put onto my credit card over the past 20 months just for Celllcept I am sickened. I wish I had applied for the program with my very first prescription.

I urge low/fixed income families to apply for any kind of Rx assistance they can.

Even though I do have Rx coverage with my health insurance, it is insufficient and I haven't ever been able to afford the $200+ monthly out of pocket for my Cellcept.

I know there are so many others out there in my same boat.

When there isn't a generic option for your meds, start with the drug's manufacterer and go online to find out if they have a patient assistance program.

Don't wait like I did and go into debt that you cannot pay off.

It's a good day.

Barefut

#2 Sam

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 08:49 AM

That is awesome!!! Sam
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Posted 24 October 2007 - 11:38 AM

Hi Barefut, really glad that you have got the Cellcept. when my son developed renal failure whilst in Chicago, the Dr wanted to start him on Cellcept but first asked if we could afford it, if not he said he would give different treatment. Luckily we could as the insurance would pay but when he came back to the UK two months later , he got Cellcept and any other other medication he required for under £100 pounds a year (under $200) - the cost of the annual pre-paid prescription card. I often think that people in the UK don't know how lucky they are not having to worry about the cost of their medication.
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Posted 24 October 2007 - 11:50 AM

I'm so happy for you, Barefut... I can just imagine how you felt :rolleyes: . I am so pleased you don't have to sweat about that now.

Big Hugs to you!
Susie
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#5 Sheryl

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 01:14 PM

That's awesome news Barefut. Your eagle is soaring. Good things do happen when you work hard to achieve them. Congratulations.
Strength and Warmth,
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Posted 24 October 2007 - 02:31 PM

Oh Barefut, I am so happy for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted 24 October 2007 - 02:35 PM

Hi Barefut ,

Congratulations!!! You have had so many problems lately.....you deserve to party with this present.

Take care, Everyone.
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Posted 24 October 2007 - 06:44 PM

Congratulations, Barefut! I'm coing in late and everyone's already said it all! I'm really happy for you!!

Mary in Texas

#9 barefut

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 06:56 PM

Thanks guys,

It's kinda discomforting when I think about it. That giant bottle of Cellcept is the most expensive thing in the house! :blink:

At a retail cost of about $2250, maybe even worth more than my vehicle ! :huh:

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 10:30 PM

I have been watching for the announcement since your first teaser post, then seemed to have missed posting when it came. This is a very positive development, indeed. How is it you learned about the program?

Yes, I guess it would give me some pause to have a bottle of pills worth a couple of grand. Just curious, how do you and others keep your medications safe from little hands?
Warm wishes,
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#11 Sheryl

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 01:32 AM

I keep a weeks supply in a weekly container on my kitchen counter. When guests come for a visit or there are little ones around I put them on the second shelf in my kitchen cabinet. All the rest are in a brief case in my bedroom closet. Since I get refills for 3 months at a time, I needed something big to keep mine in. I set it on my bed and take out what I need at any given time. Usually, just once a week. This also keeps visitors from looking in medicine cabinets and seeing all the prescriptions and over the counter meds that I take. Nothing disapears when aquaintances are here with others at some of our gatherings.
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#12 barefut

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 02:30 AM

Jefa,

I don't remember who, but someone told me that some drug manufacturers have these patient assistant programs where you can get free or reduced cost medications. I went to Roche's website and all the information I needed was there. Now I am singing it to the world. I am so happy to be able to pass on this information to people.

I keep my meds on a high shelf in the kitchen. Luckily, neither of my kids have ever shown an interest in getting into anything that is not safe for them. When they were little, I had safety latches on cabinets and drawers but they stayed out of stuff anyway. I have always wondered why that was....maybe since I gave them their own bottom drawer in the kitchen and otherwise let them have run of the house...?

If/when I get licensed for daycare I will be required to keep all meds in a locked box.

B

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 04:02 AM

I am sooo happy for you! I remember when I got the IVIG approved years ago & the hope that soared right along with the news!!!! Healing is soooo much easier when you have the "happy things" running around in your brain and worry has been set aside!!!! HOORRRRAAAAYYYYY for you!
Soft hugs your way,

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#14 debonair susie

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 10:15 AM

That's quite a coups, Michele... to have received approval for IVIG! Anytime we can get assistance for things so important to our better health... it's a very good thing!

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 01:05 PM

Barefut,
That is awesome!!! I am so happy for you.
Nan

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 01:08 PM

Barefut,
You go girl! No one is going to take care of you, but YOU! Congratulations!

Big Hugs,
Janey

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 01:45 AM

Barefut,

I'm soooooo happy for you. My mother is in the process of trying to get on the Roche program for Cellcept. Fingers crossed that she gets it.

Congratulations!!!!!
Happy people don't have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything they have!

Warm and Happy to you! Vee

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 04:40 PM

Barefut,

woohoo! What a wonderful relief this has to be for you. It's a crime that these meds are sooooo expensive. I'm glad that some of the rx companies have programs like this, and better yet, that someone we "know" who really, really will benefit from it, got it delivered right to her door step.

xoxo emmie