Reply To: Help-Considering Stem Cell Transplant

January 23, 2013 at 1:53 am

yes they did all of the insurance and appeals although i did a bit of background work on the appeals. i was turned down, failed 2 appeals & got it approved on the 3rd appeal with Dr Burt talking directly to the outside medical reviewer. I have had a roller coaster of a ride even with weekly ivig. usually after a loading dose good & mobil for about 3 months then crash at the end of the 4th & need reloaded. I was able to break my process down to what will be 4 different trips to Chicago – Eval – sept, testing Dec, Harvest early Jan, Last phase end of Jan-Mid Feb. for the most part i have been able to work all but about 10 days this past year but my job is not physically demanding. by breaking it down this way my longest stint out will be the final one vs the 8-10 weeks in chicago if i tried to do it in one trip like many do.