Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Sci-Fi

Sometimes I feel like I have inadvertently ended up in one of Madeleine L'Engle's sci-fi novels; an adult version of A Wind in the Door or something. (I just need a sibling to shrink into my bloodstream and sort out my mitochondria and such. Um, Dave . . . ?) In what other context do people phone you whose caller ID's show up with names like "Quadax"?

Anyway. A very nice lady from said company, who talked like my college friend Marcia-Marcia-Marcia (who is also a very nice lady), phoned me this afternoon as I was surfacing from a nap. Because I was surfacing, I might have got this wrong (I didn't, though), but it sounded like she was telling me that my insurance company will, in fact, cover the Oncotype-DX test. I mean . . . I still have to pay a portion of it. Given how much the test costs, though, it's pennies. (And trust me, it isn't pennies!) If you're a Praying-Reader (which I'm pretty sure most of my readers are so far), thanks for that.

Now you can pray, if you want, that I end up testing as having a less-than-10% chance of recurrence. We'll see what other freaky science-fiction kinds of things end up resulting. I've already seen some. Thanks for that!

6 comments:

Shanita Waters said...

Hi.. First time here. I'll definately keep you in my prayers.

Jenn said...

Welcome, Shanita! Thanks for reading, and commenting, and especially praying!

dave grosser said...

Dude, I would be all over getting into your bloodstream ala those kids' sci fi stories where the character gets to travel around in the human body. I always loved stories like that. (Why are they always kids stories? Why not make adult sci fi stories like that? Oh yeah, the Cell--sorta).

Anyway, that's great news, Jenn.

David and Elizabeth said...

YAY!! So good to hear! Sounds like a case where I don't have bad things to say about an insurance company. It's so great to hear though, because $$ can be so stressful. =(

Clifford said...

We just need to get a cherubim to help us deepen...

Jenn said...

Dave--I don't know why. I just never read that much sci-fi to even know.

Liz--I know, right? I've said plenty of bad things about mine, actually, but maybe I'll have to stop that . . .

Cliff--totally. If you find one, let me know.

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