finally achieved heart failure

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  1. Baelzebub

    Baelzebub Senior Stratmaster

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    I looked it over and what it looks like to me is that they do all the legwork to get you on the drug company's program to provide the medicine at low, or no, cost. All the pharma companies have them. I know how to dig for this stuff so enjoy your beer and I'll get ya the info.

    Eliquis is made by Pfizer. They have a Patient Assistance Program.
    https://www.pfizerrxpathways.com/
    There is also a video on that page that explains what kind of help they offer and how to apply for it.

    You click on the right, "Do you need help..." and then type in the name of your drug, (which I did)
    The next screen you get has the following info:

    "Results: Your Path to Assistance
    Based on the information you provided, you may be eligible for these programs.
    The programs listed in blue appear to be your best match based on your individual needs and circumstances. All other Pfizer and non-Pfizer programs that may be able to help you access your medicine are listed below your best match in gray."

    This was the only program in blue, on the list. Weren't any gray ones.

    "Bristol-Myers Squibb Patient Assistance Foundation, Inc.
    This independent, nonprofit organization provides assistance to qualifying patients with financial hardship who generally have no prescription insurance.

    Call 1-800-736-0003
    Visit Site"

    That Visit Site link takes you here:

    https://www.bmspaf.org/#home

    They're non-profit and those generally move quickly and do what they can knowing that people are not always up to snuff and that this stuff is unbelievably stressful and confusing. I'm pretty sure they'll get you what you need.

    Check your PM's.
     
  2. heltershelton

    heltershelton BANNED Silver Member

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    wow man thank you
     
  3. Baelzebub

    Baelzebub Senior Stratmaster

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    Figuring out how to do stuff is my forte. :D:thumb:
     
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    Wishing you a speedy recovery! Funny how our bodies eventually "get heard". Mine was cancer as a wake up call. By the way, you're really channeling a Jon Favreau look.
     
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    stevierayfan91 DEEPLY SHY.

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    heltershelton BANNED Silver Member

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    well, we are damn sure going to find out when i get this valve replaced. even though this particular surgery is very risky, i have a positive outlook because i have no other physical problems.
    thanks bud!
     
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    CB91710 No GAS shortage here Double Platinum Supporting Member

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    Well... that, and you've had it done twice before, and you're more stubborn now than you were then!
     
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    heltershelton BANNED Silver Member

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    yeah, and i have another plan.....i talked to the doc about this, and he said it couldnt hurt.
    im 6'1 and weigh 185lbs....pretty good fighting weight.
    but im going to drop about 25-30 lbs...... less body, less stress on the heart.
    ive got the food to do it...lots of black eyed peas and black beans, tons of quaker oats, a few lean steaks that will each last 3 meals, a freezer full of frozen veggies, and some turkey, onions, and wheat bread for sammiches...... plus tuna and some herring.
    might as well...this medicine takes away my appetite for the most part.
    so dont laugh too hard when you see a pic of me looking like a skeleton....youll know why.
     
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    Interesting idea... Part of my thing about keeping my weight down is to make everything easier as I get older. Seems like I have fewer arthritic parts that many.
     
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    Helterskeleton? Just work on the getting through this. We’re all cheering for you.
     
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    heltershelton BANNED Silver Member

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    that made me laugh!
     
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    heltershelton BANNED Silver Member

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    well, it does make alot of sense.
     
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    because you will be "a lean mean Fightin' machine" that's why!
     
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    longboard blues Senior Stratmaster

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    Excellent plan - although substitute the frozen veg for fresh.
     
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    Best wishes, my family has some aortic valve issues too so I’ve also been checked out. Take care and get well soon
     
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