So the doctors at Group Death confirmed finally that it is in fact uterine cancer that my Nanna has. How far advanced, they won't know until her doctor appointment on Sept. 22. No, I guess they couldn't make it any sooner. I hate Group Health. I do. I don't hate many things, but I think they should burn that motherfucking place to. the. ground.
My grandmother told them months and months ago she was in pain. They said she was too old to to give a pelvic check to and dismissed her. Months and months pass, and FINALLY they check her because she is now bleeding. (Sorry men, but these are the cold hard facts of what us women are facing). They check her, take a scraping of her uterus and find cancerous cells. This was almost 2 weeks ago. The doctor marked it URGENT in capital letters, along with adding a number of URGENT green stickers on the test, and told my grandmother she would have the results on Thursday.
So Nanna waits. And waits. And waits. Until at 4:00 she couldn't' stand it anymore and calls the lab. Guess what. Those stupid idiots hadn't even touched it. They had to search for the test. They told her they would run it and call her back the following week. Nanna said this was unacceptable, that if they were looking at her test, they should be able to see the URGENT labels all over it, and the doctors note that this was a very urgent matter. The tech said fine and that she would call my Nanna the next day.
Friday afternoon, Nanna still has heard nothing. Of course, she didn't tell any of the family that these dip shits were not doing their job, because our whole family would have taken turns beating the lab techs to a pulp.
She calls again, and they say that they will run it by the end of the day and send the report to her gynecologist by Monday. Right. Liars.
My Nanna just heard this Wednesday, a full week after the test was taken, that she does indeed have uterine cancer.
I swear to all that is holy, if it is advanced and not treatable at this point, I will personally burn her gynecologists office down. If that asshole didn't run a simple test because of her age and it risks her life, I will not let that person have any peace.
Fucking Group Health.
And this, my friends, is why I don't want to wait. We have awesome insurance right now that WILL take the time to treat me right. I know it is a radical decision, but what happens if in 10 years, we for some reason have Group Death, and I end up with breast, uterine, or ovarian cancer? I know, from this experience, that they won't do shit. I am just another number to them. My current insurance (Premera) has taken very good care of me and my husband and children. They cover pretty much everything, including chiropractic care, my genetic counseling and genetic testing, acupuncture, and naturopaths. None of this is very common with most insurances. Believe me, I know.