The cure has arrived.

The doctors have told us that they are willing to give me a treatment for the Hep C.  This new treatment is called Viekira Pak by Abbvie.  They brought me in and gave me the prescription for it and tell me that as soon as I receive the medicine I will have to come back.  Then they would show me how to use it.

At this time, I figure I am on my way and everything is going smoothly and I will have the new treatment.  Three weeks later the pharmacy finally calls and all I have to do is come up with my copay.  I have private insurance and Medicare A and B.  So I was hoping the copay would be reasonable.  What it turned out to be was over $2000 a month for six months.  They would not be able to send the medicine until they received the copay.  So my wife and I were trying to figure out where we were going to come up with this money.  The pharmacy then said that if we couldn’t come up with the copay that they might have another way.  Thanks to a grant from Patient Access Network foundation we are getting the medicine.  They gave us a $15,000 grant to pay for the medicine.  I thank them greatly for this and we should be starting the medicine soon.