Hello There, Guest! (LoginRegister)

Post Reply 
Asking for some support
Author Message
Claw Offline
Hall of Famer
*

Posts: 19,831
Joined: Feb 2004
Reputation: 613
I Root For: Memphis
Location: Orangeville HELP!
Post: #41
RE: Asking for some support
More prayers
09-18-2020 09:17 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
bullet Offline
Legend
*

Posts: 43,509
Joined: Apr 2012
Reputation: 1583
I Root For: Texas, UK, UGA
Location:
Post: #42
RE: Asking for some support
(09-18-2020 04:46 PM)ericsrevenge76 Wrote:  I'm back home today guys, still alive and kicking.

I still have the clot in my lung and can still feel it but it is improving. They seem convinced it will dissolve in the days ahead with all the blood thinner they have pumped me with.

I am on a really good oral blood thinner now and have meds for this month but am still working out how to afford them after the first month (any suggestions would be welcome, high quality blood thinners are incredibly expensive without insurance). I will have to continue to take them for at least 3-4 months, maybe longer. I have to follow up with the specialist next week to see if he found any cause or how I will proceed with the meds.

I'm on Eliquis right now which is a really good thinner, but I may not be able to afford it after this first month and may have to seek other alternatives.

Mostly just thanks for the prayers and support guys, it means a lot. This was a BIG shock for me and PE's are very deadly. Even the specialist seemed puzzled as to why I got it, I really don't have any usual precursors or anything. I'm still under 50 so I'm not quite ready to put down my cross and go home. I would like to have more time to share the Word and support others, Lord willing. Perhaps I will and this is an early detection and blessing in disguise to give me more time. Whatever happens, His will (not mine) be done. I'm gonna keep the Faith and finish the race no matter what.

Thanks again from the bottom of my heart.

I keep seeing TV ads for some program on late night TV. Don't remember the name. Some like "prescription RX." Its an app that helps get you lower prices on drugs. The ad shows a woman turning away after hearing its $65, then the pharmacists says, do you have "XXX?" She gets it on her phone and walks out with the prescription for $8.70.

Don't know how well it works, but its worth checking into.
09-18-2020 09:52 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
UTSAMarineVet09 Offline
Corporal of the Board.
*

Posts: 14,339
Joined: Oct 2011
Reputation: 1002
I Root For: UTSA
Location: Spring Lake, MI
Post: #43
Asking for some support
Praying for you brother. God bless!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
09-18-2020 10:33 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
natibeast21 Offline
1st String
*

Posts: 1,816
Joined: Nov 2010
Reputation: 54
I Root For: UC, Ohio State
Location:
Post: #44
RE: Asking for some support
Prayer sent!
09-18-2020 10:56 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
JMUDunk Offline
Rootin' fer Dukes, bud
*

Posts: 23,581
Joined: Jan 2013
Reputation: 1152
I Root For: Freedom
Location: Shmocation
Post: #45
Asking for some support
Eric, saw you posted in the Ginsberg thread.

Did everything work out, I hope?
09-19-2020 02:18 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Fo Shizzle Offline
Domestic Terrorist and Iconoclast
*

Posts: 37,438
Joined: Dec 2006
Reputation: 878
I Root For: ECU PIRATES
Location: North Carolina

Balance of Power Contest
Post: #46
RE: Asking for some support
Sorry Eric. I just saw this. Hope you are recovering. Get well soon.
09-19-2020 07:07 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
TigerBlue4Ever Offline
Ban bans
*

Posts: 50,133
Joined: Feb 2008
Reputation: 2318
I Root For: truffles
Location: is everything
Post: #47
RE: Asking for some support
(09-16-2020 03:51 PM)ericsrevenge76 Wrote:  Prayer requests please guys. I'm in the hospital today with a blood clot in my lung.

I don't know how in the world I got this, it seemed to come out of nowhere for no reason.

Its pretty serious but they think I can recover. They are checking my heart and legs to make sure its a lone clot.

Prayers Eric!
09-19-2020 07:20 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
TigerBlue4Ever Offline
Ban bans
*

Posts: 50,133
Joined: Feb 2008
Reputation: 2318
I Root For: truffles
Location: is everything
Post: #48
RE: Asking for some support
(09-18-2020 05:52 PM)shere khan Wrote:  Just said a prayer for you. I'll ask my mom to pray for you too. She gets better results, rightfully so.

Moms 04-rock
09-19-2020 07:23 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
450bench Offline
Moderator
*

Posts: 25,876
Joined: Feb 2005
Reputation: 1495
I Root For: Memphis
Location: Memphis
Post: #49
RE: Asking for some support
Just seeing this Eric. Get well buddy. Glad you are home and the outlook is a good one. Prayers man.
09-19-2020 10:41 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
GeminiCoog Offline
You'll Never Walk Alone
*

Posts: 6,493
Joined: Sep 2010
Reputation: 338
I Root For: Houston Cougars
Location: Alvin, Texas, USA
Post: #50
RE: Asking for some support
Just saw this, Eric. Glad they gave you a good prognosis. Prayers for your quick recovery, my friend.

God is truly good!
09-19-2020 10:53 PM
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
umbluegray Offline
Legend
*

Posts: 33,487
Joined: Nov 2003
Reputation: 980
I Root For: The Tigers!
Location: Memphis
Post: #51
RE: Asking for some support
(09-18-2020 09:52 PM)bullet Wrote:  
(09-18-2020 04:46 PM)ericsrevenge76 Wrote:  I'm back home today guys, still alive and kicking.

I still have the clot in my lung and can still feel it but it is improving. They seem convinced it will dissolve in the days ahead with all the blood thinner they have pumped me with.

I am on a really good oral blood thinner now and have meds for this month but am still working out how to afford them after the first month (any suggestions would be welcome, high quality blood thinners are incredibly expensive without insurance). I will have to continue to take them for at least 3-4 months, maybe longer. I have to follow up with the specialist next week to see if he found any cause or how I will proceed with the meds.

I'm on Eliquis right now which is a really good thinner, but I may not be able to afford it after this first month and may have to seek other alternatives.

Mostly just thanks for the prayers and support guys, it means a lot. This was a BIG shock for me and PE's are very deadly. Even the specialist seemed puzzled as to why I got it, I really don't have any usual precursors or anything. I'm still under 50 so I'm not quite ready to put down my cross and go home. I would like to have more time to share the Word and support others, Lord willing. Perhaps I will and this is an early detection and blessing in disguise to give me more time. Whatever happens, His will (not mine) be done. I'm gonna keep the Faith and finish the race no matter what.

Thanks again from the bottom of my heart.

I keep seeing TV ads for some program on late night TV. Don't remember the name. Some like "prescription RX." Its an app that helps get you lower prices on drugs. The ad shows a woman turning away after hearing its $65, then the pharmacists says, do you have "XXX?" She gets it on her phone and walks out with the prescription for $8.70.

Don't know how well it works, but its worth checking into.

Good Rx

Even with Good Rx Eliquis is running $470/$499.

But often times the manufacturer will offer a program and it just so happens that's the case here...

Quote:Manufacturer Coupon
Visit Manufacturer Site
Many manufacturers offer programs that will reduce your out-of-pocket costs for this prescription. These programs are free but may have some rules or restrictions, so you’ll want to review carefully. When you’re ready to use this coupon, simply present the coupon to your pharmacist with a valid prescription for your medication.

Program Name: Eliquis Co-Pay Card
Provider: Bristol-Myers Squibb
Phone Number: 1-855-354-7847
Website: https://www.eliquis.bmscustomerconnect.c...e=reqcopay
How do I get the discount? Request or activate a card online.
How much can I save? Your co-pay can be reduced to $10 per fill, subject to a $3800 maximum benefit per year.
Do I need insurance? Yes. The card is for commercially insured patients only.
Number of uses: Up to 24 uses.
Expiration: 12/31/21
Other notes: This co-pay card only applies on fills of up to 60 tablets.

As you can see, it says you have to have insurance. I'm not sure if that's your case or not, Eric. Based on a comment you made it seems like you might not have insurance.

Something to think about, many churches have funds set aside specifically to help in these types of situations. You just have to ask.
(This post was last modified: 09-20-2020 12:32 AM by umbluegray.)
09-20-2020 12:24 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
CardinalJim Offline
Welcome to The New Age
*

Posts: 10,197
Joined: Apr 2004
Reputation: 1142
I Root For: Louisville
Location: Planet Red
Post: #52
RE: Asking for some support
Continuing to Pray for you Eric.
09-20-2020 04:22 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
ericsrevenge76 Away
Jesus is coming soon
*

Posts: 15,580
Joined: Mar 2011
Reputation: 1406
I Root For: The Kingdom
Location: The Body of Christ
Post: #53
RE: Asking for some support
These are heart warming responses guys, thanks you so very much.

I'm currently doing ok, I can still feel the clot in there at certain times of the day or if I move around too much. I tried to take two separate 10-15 minutes walks yesterday, the first one felt great the other not so much. I got short of breath on the second and my hear rate jumped up over 110. So I think I will just take one 10 minute walk and then take it easy the rest of the day. The one I got short of breath on was after my first real dinner in several days, so that may have played a role.

I'm taking the blood thinners on schedule every day and keeping up my aspirin and other natural supplements I take so God willing things will improve given a little more time. Right now I'm mostly concerned that this could be a life long issue, I still don't know much yet (hopefully its just a temporary situation). I'll see the specialist later this week and maybe he will know more or have more info for me.

Thanks again for all the comments and prayers.
09-20-2020 07:35 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
umbluegray Offline
Legend
*

Posts: 33,487
Joined: Nov 2003
Reputation: 980
I Root For: The Tigers!
Location: Memphis
Post: #54
RE: Asking for some support
(09-20-2020 07:35 AM)ericsrevenge76 Wrote:  These are heart warming responses guys, thanks you so very much.

I'm currently doing ok, I can still feel the clot in there at certain times of the day or if I move around too much. I tried to take two separate 10-15 minutes walks yesterday, the first one felt great the other not so much. I got short of breath on the second and my hear rate jumped up over 110. So I think I will just take one 10 minute walk and then take it easy the rest of the day. The one I got short of breath on was after my first real dinner in several days, so that may have played a role.

I'm taking the blood thinners on schedule every day and keeping up my aspirin and other natural supplements I take so God willing things will improve given a little more time. Right now I'm mostly concerned that this could be a life long issue, I still don't know much yet (hopefully its just a temporary situation). I'll see the specialist later this week and maybe he will know more or have more info for me.

Thanks again for all the comments and prayers.

Please keep us post if you can and are so inclined.
09-20-2020 07:52 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Fo Shizzle Offline
Domestic Terrorist and Iconoclast
*

Posts: 37,438
Joined: Dec 2006
Reputation: 878
I Root For: ECU PIRATES
Location: North Carolina

Balance of Power Contest
Post: #55
RE: Asking for some support
(09-20-2020 07:35 AM)ericsrevenge76 Wrote:  These are heart warming responses guys, thanks you so very much.

I'm currently doing ok, I can still feel the clot in there at certain times of the day or if I move around too much. I tried to take two separate 10-15 minutes walks yesterday, the first one felt great the other not so much. I got short of breath on the second and my hear rate jumped up over 110. So I think I will just take one 10 minute walk and then take it easy the rest of the day. The one I got short of breath on was after my first real dinner in several days, so that may have played a role.

I'm taking the blood thinners on schedule every day and keeping up my aspirin and other natural supplements I take so God willing things will improve given a little more time. Right now I'm mostly concerned that this could be a life long issue, I still don't know much yet (hopefully its just a temporary situation). I'll see the specialist later this week and maybe he will know more or have more info for me.

Thanks again for all the comments and prayers.

Hang in there... Glad you are home. Keep the faith.
09-20-2020 07:59 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Owl 69/70/75 Offline
Just an old rugby coach
*

Posts: 67,151
Joined: Sep 2005
Reputation: 1874
I Root For: RiceBathChelsea
Location: Montgomery, TX

DonatorsNew Orleans Bowl
Post: #56
RE: Asking for some support
Thanks be to God for your recovery. Praying for continued progress.
09-20-2020 08:00 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
king king Offline
Got Nothing on Me
*

Posts: 3,666
Joined: Aug 2011
Reputation: 272
I Root For: Your mom
Location:
Post: #57
RE: Asking for some support
Prayers for a full and speedy recovery, Eric. And also that you're able to find an amenable solution to your medication cost issue.
(This post was last modified: 09-27-2020 11:50 PM by king king.)
09-20-2020 11:03 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
TripleA Offline
Legend
*

Posts: 50,052
Joined: Jun 2008
Reputation: 1818
I Root For: Memphis Tigers
Location:

Memphis Hall of Fame
Post: #58
RE: Asking for some support
(09-20-2020 07:35 AM)ericsrevenge76 Wrote:  These are heart warming responses guys, thanks you so very much.

I'm currently doing ok, I can still feel the clot in there at certain times of the day or if I move around too much. I tried to take two separate 10-15 minutes walks yesterday, the first one felt great the other not so much. I got short of breath on the second and my hear rate jumped up over 110. So I think I will just take one 10 minute walk and then take it easy the rest of the day. The one I got short of breath on was after my first real dinner in several days, so that may have played a role.

I'm taking the blood thinners on schedule every day and keeping up my aspirin and other natural supplements I take so God willing things will improve given a little more time. Right now I'm mostly concerned that this could be a life long issue, I still don't know much yet (hopefully its just a temporary situation). I'll see the specialist later this week and maybe he will know more or have more info for me.

Thanks again for all the comments and prayers.

Eric, I wish you a speedy recovery. I've been on Eliquis for 3 years for congestive heart failure and afib. I seem to have tolerated it well. I hope the same for you.
09-21-2020 06:13 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
gdunn Offline
Repping E-Gang Colors
*

Posts: 19,666
Joined: Oct 2011
Reputation: 1366
I Root For: Southern Miss
Location: In The Moment

Survivor Champion
Post: #59
RE: Asking for some support
(09-20-2020 07:35 AM)ericsrevenge76 Wrote:  These are heart warming responses guys, thanks you so very much.

I'm currently doing ok, I can still feel the clot in there at certain times of the day or if I move around too much. I tried to take two separate 10-15 minutes walks yesterday, the first one felt great the other not so much. I got short of breath on the second and my hear rate jumped up over 110. So I think I will just take one 10 minute walk and then take it easy the rest of the day. The one I got short of breath on was after my first real dinner in several days, so that may have played a role.

I'm taking the blood thinners on schedule every day and keeping up my aspirin and other natural supplements I take so God willing things will improve given a little more time. Right now I'm mostly concerned that this could be a life long issue, I still don't know much yet (hopefully its just a temporary situation). I'll see the specialist later this week and maybe he will know more or have more info for me.

Thanks again for all the comments and prayers.
Hopefully all goes well. Keep us in the loop.
09-21-2020 08:58 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
JMUDunk Offline
Rootin' fer Dukes, bud
*

Posts: 23,581
Joined: Jan 2013
Reputation: 1152
I Root For: Freedom
Location: Shmocation
Post: #60
Asking for some support
Eric, if you’re currently uninsured, but need to be to catch a break on the meds, check into different associations you may eligible for.

We are USAA members for car loans, car ins. Etc.

They offer 1,2 or 3 month temporary or “bridge” plans for those between jobs, temp laid off whatever the situation.

Others like Trade Orgs, AARP (you may not be old enough yet?) can offer these plans now too thanks to a law passed a year or two ago.

They are relatively cheap, maybe 150-200 month, but do offer some coverage and you might make up that difference in the drug costs alone.

Good luck, looking forward to hearing of your full and speedy recovery.
09-21-2020 01:51 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 




User(s) browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)


Copyright © 2002-2020 Collegiate Sports Nation Bulletin Board System (CSNbbs), All Rights Reserved.
CSNbbs is an independent fan site and is in no way affiliated to the NCAA or any of the schools and conferences it represents.
This site monetizes links. FTC Disclosure.
We allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our web site. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit http://www.networkadvertising.org.
Powered By MyBB, © 2002-2020 MyBB Group.