I can't believe I've already been approved by my insurance company for Enbrel (entanercept)!
I just got a call from Manulife Financial on Tuesday saying I needed to send in a pre-authorization (PA) form for it. I'd had a conference call with them and Enbrel's Enliven support services last Wednesday, and at that point it seemed a pre-authorization wouldn't be needed, but then the phone call.
I had my rheumatologist fill out the PA yesterday morning and she faxed it in right away, and lo and behold in the mail today – today (yes, just 1 day later!) – the authorization! Talk about service! I am seriously gobsmacked! Double woohoo!
It feels good on top of a day that's seen me feeling really pretty tired and somewhat shaky. I'm still not sure if it's the Methotrexate, the emotional roller coaster I've been on lately or a combination of the two. I took the day off and slept and rested.
I think next week's post-injection period will be telling.