March 28, 2016
Thanks to my ROS1er fellows on FB, I got to know that Pfizer has a copay saving program called “Pfizer Co-pay One Saving Program”, which helps you to get the prescribed medication with no more than $10 monthly out of pocket cost if you qualify.
I have applied for the card, and it really works in my current pharmacy. It saves me $40 a month and hundreds a year for crizotinib!
On the other hand, not many patients or caregivers are lucky enough to know about this program. Actually, this program is said to have been available for a very long time(no less than 2 years). And I didn’t know about it until recently. So, it is somewhat necessary to post about it.
Additionally, we went to Rattlesnake last Saturday. It is a short trail(3.8miles back and forth) but almost goes straightly up, so I got a little out of breath. Nevertheless, with the help of my alpenstock, I could hike like a healthy hiker and overtook many people.
It was very crowded all the way up and down, especially on the peak. Trails in huge mountains, like Mt. Rainer, are not yet opened.
The view on the peak.
The view in the trailhead.
Sometimes, I forget I am a cancer pt.. I don’t feel any symptom when the side effects are totally controlled. I feel free and normal when I am hiking, even though mostly I have to finish one big episode of diarrhea and take two pills of anti-diarrhea in the trailhead, which can cease the diarrhea for a whole day. As a result, I hate honeybuckets, but most of the time I have no other choice! Ugh!!! They have saved me many times though. I should be thankful to them, just hoping that they could be more clean.
I found my energy is much higher in sunny days, and it goes really down as the rain attacks. It sounds like I can carry out photosynthesis like a plant now! haha! Pray for more sunshine in Seattle!
It seems that you are conquering the mountains and the nature while you are climbing. What is more, you are conquering yourself. As to me, I find sense of worth and self-confident in the trails and on the peaks, which are very important to me!