... I work in the food industry and deal with food, cash and customers all day long. When I had a melanoma removed a few months ago, everyone kept asking "what's wrong with your face". I was extremely embarrassed. My company's insurance has agreed to short-term disability (I've never used it in over 30 years of working) so as not to gross everyone out. The nurse at the doctors office said she won't fill out the insurance paperwork. I think her exact words were "its not like you are going through cemo". I asked her about wearing makeup as I have never left home without it, and she said it would irritate my skin. I am extremely upset about her attitude, plus the fact I won't get paid 40% while off without the doctors paperwork, which in effect will cover my healthcare payments. If my insurance is prepared to cover me, why would she refuse to submit my paperwork. I don't know what to do?
Talk to your dr about it. Get the paper signed then tell him what the nurse said. I can't believe a nurse could be obstructive, its no skin off her nose. She isn't paying for you insurance. I would not wear makeup during the time you are using it, it may irritate the areas.
My answer to others would be, I have cancer and am treating it, unlike you, there is no treatment for rudeness.
I went through Zyclara treatment for just under 30 days 2 years ago at the age of 58. I don't know how anyone can work while using this product as it does make your face absolutely horrible, at least in my case. BUT I am VERY glad I stuck it out as the results have been great. I also had numerous AKs froze off my mouth area leaving numerous white spots from pigment damage. I needed more removed and decided to go the Zyclara route. Because my damage was centered around my upper lip I did get severe blisters on the inside of my mouth to the point of only being able to drink through a straw and kept applying ice to my lips. It did look like I had a bad disease! The few times I had to go out if people asked I just explained I was using something like liquid chemo for cancer. I do recommend Zyclara BUT only if you don't have to go anywhere for at least 2 weeks but more like 3. And no, you can't use make up until all the scabs are gone. I believe I would change doctors if their nurse/office person responded that way and I would darn sure let the doctor know. You should be entitled to benefits for the short term. It will be very hard but stick with it as best you can.
- Zyclara Information for Consumers
- Zyclara Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Zyclara (detailed)
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