CliffsNotes on Cancer
$120,000 approximate cost of six cycles of chemotherapy.
$14,000 cost of one dose of Rituximab.
$2,000 per night to stay in the hospital.
46 days spent in the hospital from October, 2012 through February 2013.
27 prescription medications.
18 scans all over my body.
12.5 cm – the size the tumor in my chest.
7 new items of comfy clothes: 2 yoga pants, 2 leisure suits, Ugg boots, slippers, and lots of soft t-shirts.
6 femoral lines.
5 blood transfusions.
4 hats: two knit and two cloches.
3 trips to the Cancer Epicenter of the South for second opinion and scans.
2 trips to the emergency room.
1 trip to Oz to meet with a cancer specialist for a second opinion.