Today I got the first infusion to counterbalance the osteoporosis caused by Anastrozole.
There was the option to get a one hour infusion or a quick shot. It shouldn't be surprising to anyone to learn that the costs associated with each option were VASTLY different. And that it took WEEKS of conversations with various people to get them to tell me which one would be cheaper for ME on the bottom line. No one seemed to get why knowing these details would drive my decision. Turns out the shot was going to cost me about $4,000 each time, while the infusion was going to be $1,700ish.
Infusion it is!
The bonus? I got to spend the day in my favorite infusion center, chatting with my favorite nurses and "favorite pharmacy gal." It was like Old Home Week.
The downside? This infusion SUCKS. And it makes me feel like I'm having chemo all over again.
Now that I know this information, I will schedule this infusion better next time...so that I don't have to go back to work the next day. And so that I don't ruin my weekend.
48 hours from start to finish of feeling crappy and then it's gone.
Good to know.