I was at the mall with my kids today, we had our new playgroup we are trying out. I was watching the kids play when I got a phone call from my husband’s doctor. I was excited but also afraid to answer! I had a feeling this week we would get good news, but didn’t want to get my hopes up.
I answered the phone and Suzy said “Hi!” And asked how I was in a very happy tone. So I said “Good I think….” She said she had good news for us! The insurance company approved the Cimzia for us! I was so happy I started crying! Suzy told me she was about to cry too! I am so thankful for this woman! She wasn’t going to give up until we got his medicine! I want to send her something as a “thank you” but don’t know what yet.
She also said she got us approved for an assistance program, I am not sure of the exact details since I didn’t apply myself, but it is for $3000 and it goes to our deductible. Bottom line, we will not have to pay a penny for this medicine!! I am so over joyed!
I am a firm believer in everything happens for a reason. The doctor had told us there was a possibility that he could have an allergic reaction (severe) since he was on the Humira before and stopped. My only thought is that maybe he would have had a reaction and that is why it was denied. Who knows, but I am so thankful that the other medicine was finally approved! It has been almost 2 months now since the original medicine was prescribed!
Thank you to everyone who offered kind words and prayers for a stranger! It is greatly appreciated!