There were so many bills from doctors, hospitals, pharmacies and on and on after all of the medical visits and procedures. I am so grateful to have health insurance. The two shots of Thyrogen alone was over $2,000!!! Just check out this bill…Thyrogen receipt. Even my doctor was surprised that it was covered by my insurance at 100%.
Then there was the bill for the Thyroidectomy from the hospital, which was over $6,000!!! Here it is…Thyroidectomy bill. After going back and forth, it was all covered by insurance except for $275. I was more than happy to pay that portion.
There were other bills of course, but those were the big ones through my thyroid cancer journey. If I didn’t have insurance, I would owe over $8,000. It just makes me think about all of the people who don’t have health insurance or who have plans with really high deductibles. I can see how easy it would be to get into major debt due to medical bills. I’m very blessed that mine was covered. My heart goes out to all of the people going through there own journies with cancer or other illnesses who can’t pay the medical bills.