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DD's Liver Tumor and My Jury Summons

October 22nd, 2019 at 03:36 am

I got a call from the gastro doc's office today. DD had her second MRI with a different contrast last Wednesday. The results came in on Friday. Well, they called me today and said they wanted her to see the doctor. She usually just sees the P.A. But they wanted her to see the actual doctor and they wanted her to see him tomorrow.

I am trying to not freak out. It is seriously hard to even get an appointment with just the PA, like six weeks out usually, so I was surprised they were able to do this so fast. It makes me worry that her tumor has grown. Maybe he just wants to schedule a biopsy or maybe he wants to do surgery. I don't know. She's been in a lot of pain in that area lately though.

I would just like them to take it off her liver. Preferably by the end of the year so that it is completely covered since we hit our out of pocket max back in June or thereabouts. If it is in Jan we will have to come up with $4500 for the deductible and out of pocket max. We will have about $2000 by then, unless MIL gives us more money. We would have more if it weren't for the glasses for three of us and the dental work for three members of this household who don't take care of their teeth like I do.

The new lenses for DD and myself came in today. We had problems with the coating coming off in patches, so they sent for new ones and then just popped them into our frames when we went in today to get them.

I got summoned for jury duty. This is (I think) the 20th time in 30 years. My doctor is writing an excuse and will have it for me tomorrow. I have numerous health issues that will prevent me from serving, plus I'm practically a full time caregiver for my disabled daughter and I do not need this right now when we're going through this liver tumor thing.

I wish they would quit putting me in the pool. I have known people who are in their 70's and 80's who have never once been summoned. I have always listed my illnesses and disabilities. They should keep them on file and realize I am not a good candidate. They always accept the doctor's excuse.

If I was able, I would love to serve, but as it is, it would cause so much pain to sit for that long without moving and I would have to be on painkillers and muscle relaxants, which would keep me unfocused. Not a prime jurist at all.

10 Responses to “DD's Liver Tumor and My Jury Summons”

  1. Petunia 100 Says:

    Thinking good thoughts about tomorrow's appointment, LR.

  2. Carol Says:

    Me, too.

  3. Wink Says:

    Sending positive thoughts your way LR. I'm sorry you and your family are going through so much. Life can be so hard at times.

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    Good luck at the appointment! I pray for your daughter's healing.

  5. CB in the City Says:

    I hope your daughter's appointment will not be bad news. I will keep her in my thoughts.

  6. rob62521 Says:

    Hope the appointment goes well. It is amazing how quickly they can move on these appointments when they want to!

    Sorry about the jury duty issue. You'd think they would keep stuff on file, but they don't. Years ago I was on jury duty and we were going to be interviewed for a murder case. The guy ahead of me said he wasn't even sure why he was called since he was a convicted felon. At that time, Illinois did not allow felons to serve on a jury. Sure enough, ten minutes into his interview, he was dismissed except they wouldn't release him. He had to wait and stay the rest of the day. Guess they were afraid they weren't going to get their ten dollars worth!

  7. crazyliblady Says:

    I have been summoned 3 times in the last 15 years, but never had to appear. The cases in my county are often settled out of court. My husband has never been summoned in his life. We have no idea why.

  8. Joanne Says:

    Hoping all the best for your daughter.I have been summoned to jury duty about four times. Each time I have been chosen for the jury.This was in Boston,Ma.I couldn't believe each time I thought I would be not chosen.

  9. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    So sorry to hear that and I hope the appointment goes well. I have never been chosen for jury duty. Not sure why. Maybe because DH and I have moved a lot? I got summoned in hawaii 3x while living in CA for college. Then moved to in CA a bit so I guess i never got summoned. Then moved cross country and back. I guess people who look more stable? DH hasn't gotten a letter either.

  10. Lucky Robin Says:

    Thanks, everyone. I appreciate the support.

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