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Old 09-06-2017, 04:34 AM
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Default Fiance has cancer, its time to continue chemo, should I be calling Medical?

Hello! My fiancé has cancer. He's been at Chino about 5 weeks now. He needs to start his chemo back up and has been asking questions to that matter. Then Dr. put him on a medical hold. From what I understand CIM is not a place you want to be going through chemo at. I have his release of information and took proper steps to make my concerns known by calling ROI Access Line. Someone even called me back the next day to verify I was me. They were supposed to call me back by close of day last Thursday but no one has. I'm afraid to keep calling because I don't want anybody taking anything out on him. This medical hold has stopped the classification process also. We're looking at 7-8 mths before fiancé and I can talk on phone. I'm worried if he starts chemo and gets as sick as he did with the first cycle that he could possibly die. Scared I won't even find out he's bad sick again. Should I keep calling medical? What about calling his counselor that he has yet to see? Thanks for letting me vent. This is all so foreign to me.
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Old 09-06-2017, 07:17 AM
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Hello! My fiancé has cancer. He's been at Chino about 5 weeks now. He needs to start his chemo back up and has been asking questions to that matter. Then Dr. put him on a medical hold. From what I understand CIM is not a place you want to be going through chemo at. I have his release of information and took proper steps to make my concerns known by calling ROI Access Line. Someone even called me back the next day to verify I was me. They were supposed to call me back by close of day last Thursday but no one has. I'm afraid to keep calling because I don't want anybody taking anything out on him. This medical hold has stopped the classification process also. We're looking at 7-8 mths before fiancé and I can talk on phone. I'm worried if he starts chemo and gets as sick as he did with the first cycle that he could possibly die. Scared I won't even find out he's bad sick again. Should I keep calling medical? What about calling his counselor that he has yet to see? Thanks for letting me vent. This is all so foreign to me.
If you have his Hippa release I'd call, I had my husband's and information was hit or miss as was his medical treatment. I hope things are better in California then they were in Florida.
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This is one of those situations where I would say potential backlash against him by guards (unlikely since you are dealing with medical) is not as dangerous as him not receiving proper treatment.

Continue to push for answers and making sure that his needs are met. They might be a pain to deal with at times, but to my thinking this is way more important than the prospect of a couple of guards giving him a hard time or tossing his cell to send some sort of ill-defined message.
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The other thing I thought of if he was getting chemo he should file for compassionate release now. I know if I had known my husband had cancer I would have had him file when he still had a chance of surviving cancer. See if this is an option, it can't hurt to try because frankly medical treatment in prison is almost non-existent. I don't mean to scare you but they don't care about him in there. If he can be out and get treatment that would be the best possible outcome.
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The other thing I thought of if he was getting chemo he should file for compassionate release now. I know if I had known my husband had cancer I would have had him file when he still had a chance of surviving cancer. See if this is an option, it can't hurt to try because frankly medical treatment in prison is almost non-existent. I don't mean to scare you but they don't care about him in there. If he can be out and get treatment that would be the best possible outcome.


He can file for compassionate release even if he just got sentenced.
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He can file for compassionate release even if he just got sentenced.
I would think so in my state the only thing that counts is if it's a terminal illness. I don't know the law where you are but it's worth investigating.
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Having him sign a HIPAA release that allows the prison to discuss his case with you is an important first step.

If either of you feels he is receiving substandard medical care, you should contact the federal court receiver who has been given total control of California prison systems healthcare,
http://www.cphcs.ca.gov/
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I would think so in my state the only thing that counts is if it's a terminal illness. I don't know the law where you are but it's worth investigating.
The thing to know is you no matter what you can't file for compassionate release he has to. Sounds stupid but it's true. No matter what he has to be his own advocate. Good luck and god bless.
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