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  1. Tesscorm

    Silent Crohns

    I'm really sorry to hear that it seems surgery is needed. I hope the surgeon can offer a positive outcome re speedy recovery! lots of hugs!
  2. Tesscorm

    Drowning in medical bills

    I don't have any advice but will tag carolinalaska. Not sure if she'll see the tag but she lived in Alaska in the past and her daughter had treatments there. She may have some knowledge re insurance.
  3. Tesscorm

    Heard from Doc today

    Even with some bumps, I hope she's really on a path to improvement! I understand re the labs... it would've been nice to have a starting point for comparison... oh well, at their age, we have to bite our tongues more and more often. 🙄 You've really got to start picking your battles! Lol...
  4. Tesscorm

    Silent Crohns

    I'm sorry that she's having this problem, especially as she seems to be in solid remission with no apparent inflammation! :mad: Would this be a difficult surgery and recovery? I hope today's CT goes smoothly and that next week's apptmt doesn't bring any unwanted surprises! Hugs...
  5. Tesscorm

    Its been a really long time

    Yes, my daughter is the one who stresses and worries more... although the first year out of school was still stressful (for both of them - of course, each had their own concerns, questions re future), once they got some traction in what they wanted to do, in a job they were enjoying, the stress...
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    Its been a really long time

    Can he take a quasi 'short term leave' or sabbatical from work to complete his classes? So that he can get his education finished and behind him? I know that, for both my kids, LOTS of stress was gone once school was done! While there were stresses and concerns over the first year, while...
  7. Tesscorm

    Colleges and Gi location

    S certainly managed without a car at university and used uber/taxis when necessary. But, if LP will be going to lots of apptmts, it might be a good idea to set up an account at a car sharing company (if it available in the town/city).
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    Colleges and Gi location

    Oh my!! LP is beginning to look at colleges?!? We couldn't possibly have aged as much as they have?!? ;) But, seriously, hard to believe!:oops: S was approx. 2 hours away from home and his GI. We asked his GI if he felt S needed a more local GI, his response was that if S was in a condition...
  9. Tesscorm

    Heard from Doc today

    Wow, I'm just so sorry that O is going through so much! I really wish things were improving and stabilizing for her. Lots of prayers that things settle once she's back at school... and that SCD truly begins to make a difference. :(
  10. Tesscorm

    Its been a really long time

    So glad to read that C is doing well! I hope the infusion brings his stelara levels up and he continues on smoothly! Is he at school? Working? (Because, as you said, many of the kiddos aren't kiddos anymore!) Also hope all is well with you!! 😊
  11. Tesscorm

    Canada Relocation with Humira Insurance Coverage for Son with Crohn?

    Just to clarify one point... When I said my son was automatically covered, regardless that his crohns was pre-existing, this did not eliminate the need for the 'usual' approval of the treatment plan which, in my son's case, was remicade. We still needed to send in the forms, documentation for...
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    Canada Relocation with Humira Insurance Coverage for Son with Crohn?

    As can be seen by the links MLP provided, there are LOTS of details! :oops: I'd start as Pilgrim suggested... speak to a Humira rep or, if your GI's office provides one, your nurse/liaison between GI and drug companies. I would imagine they'd be a solid starting point. As far as private...
  13. Tesscorm

    Cdn provincial government policy that would require a switch from biologic to biosimilar

    Update: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-drug-maker-urges-patients-to-speak-out-as-alberta-ontario-consider/#comments
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    Cdn provincial government policy that would require a switch from biologic to biosimilar

    Update: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-drug-maker-urges-patients-to-speak-out-as-alberta-ontario-consider/#comments
  15. Tesscorm

    Heard from Doc today

    Ugh!! :( When will she be done finals? I hope she has an earlier schedule rather than a later one. It's so hard having the worry hanging over you and being unable to move ahead with testing for answers. :( Glad you'll be seeing her soon!
  16. Tesscorm

    H's Brother

    I recall discussing Fall flares and something else that came up were allergies?? When S was flaring for the first time and we were still trying to figure out what was going on, he was given Cipro to treat possible stomach bug. He had two doses and had an allergic reaction (hives). He and was...
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    Cdn provincial government policy that would require a switch from biologic to biosimilar

    Thanks for all the links MLP! (Just got a chance to read through them.) So it doesn't seem that developing antibodies to the biologic is common after switching to the biosimilar - which is good news. :) Although, I'd still prefer to not rock the boat when things are working. I'm going to...
  18. Tesscorm

    Cdn provincial government policy that would require a switch from biologic to biosimilar

    I asked on the Parents' thread as well but do you know if you run the risk of developing antibodies if you switch to a biosimilar but then want to switch back (ie if biosimilar isn't working well for you)?
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    Cdn provincial government policy that would require a switch from biologic to biosimilar

    I've read of patients who found that the biosimilar med didn't control their disease as well as the biologic. But, as with all else, everyone will have a different experience. But, like you said, I would just hate to rock the boat! Do you know, if you switch to a biosimilar, can you go back...
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    Cdn provincial government policy that would require a switch from biologic to biosimilar

    I received the following message from Crohns & Colitis Canada. I thought it was worth passing along to Canadian members. It's enough that insurance companies already have a say in medical decisions that affect IBD patients; our government should not be further limiting our options! The link...
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