I have my last Herceptin today. I have been having it as a sub cut since last December but Medicare told Oncologist I don't qualify for any more unless I pay for it ($3000). The oncologist said medicare said they would consent to one more but has to be given as an IV infusion and they will only give partial dose. I don't quite get this but a bit is better than nothing. So instead of a 10 minute slow push via sub cut, I have to be infused for 90 minutes. I don't have any viable veins left in left arm and my right arm had all lymph nodes removed so don't know where they will put cannula. The oncologist said to wait and see what the nurses think when I get there. I know Herceptin is less irritating to veins than chemo drugs. I guess Ill soon find out.
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