Hi again. My daughter had her first child at 33 y/o in June. She was unable to breastfeed. Now she has a severly swollen left breast, very tender on the left side, near the armpit. It won't fit in a bra at all. Sonogram revealed what she says looks like a cluster of various sizes of grapes, appearing black on the screen. She has an appt w/surgeon on 27th but her insurance runs out on 31st, and she can't get picked up again until Dec. when her husband's insurance kicks in (he was laid off 2 days after baby was born, just found a new job last week). Anyone seen this before? I think from reading here that cancer would show white, not black? GYN doc used the word cysts, but said suspicious. As you all know, I just went thru breast cancer/lumpectomy/chemo & rads and she is of course scared. Her sister-in law (my daugher-in-law) has developed lumps also in the last few months and is seeing doctor thru Navy HMO, VERY slowly, and they are scheduled to move overseas, but cannot if she needs long term care. Family all needs your prayers, and we do value them! Any ideas about daughter's sonogram? Any suggestions for insurance for the working uninsured in PA? Can I buy 5 months of some kind of insurance which would allow her to have tests/surgery if needed? How much? Where to look? TIA, Ann in PA -- www.ajbservices.com
Kaye301 2015-12-08 16:59:01
I don’t understand much about all the ins and outs of insurance restrictions;
however, one thing your daughter might do is call the surgeon’s office each
morning as soon as they get there each day to check for cancellations. Do they
understand about the insurance?
Also, can she see another surgeon? She may want a 2nd opinion any way.
Alexandra koff 2015-12-08 16:59:04
If you get laid off you qualify for cobra which is 102% of the health
Alexandra koff 2015-12-08 16:59:08
I forgot it she doesn’t qualify for cobra ( which has to be applied for 30
days after the loss of the job). I would go to the PA State Division of
Insurance and ask who is licensed to sell individual insurance policies – be
prepared to pay $800 to $1000 a month with high deducibles.
Also she could apply for free care but she would have to prove little or no
income and no assests. It is the pits to have no insurance. Alex
Ali 2015-12-08 16:59:11
Pays to get all abnormalities checked out. as they say better be safe
In my case I have 10 – 15 of these black “grapes” of varying shapes
and sizes in both of my b****** between my nipples and armpits, all
checked out as fluid filled cysts (harmless). They vary in size over
course of a menstrual cycle culminating in the great desire never to
wear a bra again when they are swollen to their largest and very
painfull. Just one of the joys of being woman :-). I must say being
on a contraceptive pill seems to control the changes alot….but
certainly doesn’t get rid of it.
After just having a child, lots of hormone changes will be going on
with your daughter too, so could be the cause for her sudden changes.
Good Luck with your daughters results
J 2015-12-08 16:59:14
Maybe a breast pump? I think they’re about $45.00
Then if it looks like it’s clearing see her gyn for followup (sonogram) this
week? Antibiotics – maybe.
and contact La Leche
Fine needle aspiration here says $2000.00 (that’s 2 breast) but there might be
other costs on top.
J 2015-12-08 16:59:16
I forgot this
Catharine hone 2015-12-08 16:59:56
You qualify for it, but whether or not you can afford it is a different
matter. Here in Hawaii, my employer charged me 4% of my gross salary for
health insurance when I was working. Imagine my shock when I went on COBRA
and now pay $305 a month.
It also depends on what size company laid you off, and how long you worked
before you were laid off. Small companies are not always mandated to offer
COBRA. People who worked under 90 days before layoff are not always
eligible for COBRA.
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