Before the doctors can increase my Remicade infusion frequency the insurance needs to be sure it will help me. Insurance companies don’t like to spend $17,000 – $23,000 every six weeks for my remicade infusions. I sympathize with the insurance company because I don’t like going to infusions for the next twenty years even if they do seem to help my symptoms. I have mentally adapted to infusions because the procedure is starting to become almost routine to me. There is no way I could pay for these infusions if the insurance didn’t take care of the bill.
In order to justify increased infusion frequency, it is necessary for me to take tests that make me want to vomit. I have found out by recent experience that my mental threshold for causing vomiting is not that high. It was necessary for me to get some help with the home tests because I simply couldn’t comply with the repulsive procedure for the home test without making mistakes and a gruesome mess. I am sure other people can handle it but I just simply can’t do it no matter how hard I try.
The tests rule out any other condition that may be causing any symptom. So far they are all negative which is a very good thing. I already have sufficient pills, treatments and procedures for a fun time without adding anything new.