And now a word from our blogger.
I do not have all the answers. I write about my life experience with breast cancer and as a survivor. a great deal of what I write is opinion, capice? As in my opinion, my thoughts. You can like or leave my opinions, your choice. I always answer honestly to the best of my ability.
Today someone left me a comment on a Tamoxifen post about their “niece”. Apparently this woman lost her job, is going through a divorce, and either isn’t eligible for COBRA health benefits or can’t afford them. So this “aunt” asked me what should she do because she takes Tamoxifen.
So I said (at first) a lot of people can get COBRA. Which is true. I also said a lot of states offer benefits or access to assistance (which is true). I also suggested a couple of non-profits that I see giving grants or stipends or whatever you call it to BC people . I also suggested that this woman tell her “niece” to go to her doctors and ask them – I know darn well that many doctors will try to help steer them towards sources for aid so that patients stay on meds. Or of course this woman could check pharmaceutical companies that produce Tamoxifen to see who has what kind of a reduced cost availability, etc. I also did say that this “niece” had to learn to be her own advocate. That is entirely true.
But no……this woman did not like anything I had to say. I am guessing I was supposed to have all the answers, or get out my checkbook?
I am full on Tamoxifen cranky in the mood department today, but you know what? I don’t need this crap.
I wish I had all the answers, but I don’t. What I do know is I cannot be all things to all people. Nor should I be expected to be as such.
When I get comments like this woman it is offensive enough to make me want to make this blog go dark.
Thanks for listening to Ms. Cranky Pants!