Chirokathleen wrote:Hi All,
I’ve been meaning to post my story on here and will do that very soon. I am 58 yo and nearing the end of a very stressful, contentious divorce. I’ve started working the Bredesen Protocol with earnest at the beginning of this year and am working with health coach Sarah Capece. I plan on signing up for one of the ReCODE programs soon and I have a cooperative, integrative practitioner. (Not trained in the protocolbit knowledgeable). I have our 3rd mediation Wednesday 2/13 and my attorney is suggesting that I reveal my APOE status and the associated estimated costs to come, in an attempt to reach a settlement agreement that is more equitable. One of the complications is that I own a business and my STBX husband has an extremely unrealistic expectation of what he is owed. If this mediation doesn’t work we’re then going to private arbitration. Does anyone feel comfortable sharing monthly or annual estimates of expense of non-insurance covered items? I will be able to continue to keep health insurance (he is a federal employee) but it will be expensive of course. I’m looking for what others are spending for supplements, groceries, uncovered testing etc. either monthly or an annually. Reading through this forum has been a Godsend for me during a dark time and I look forward to sharing resources and getting to know many of you in the near future.
I'm amazed and inspired by your perseverance to tackle Dr. Bredesen's protocol while still working through your divorce. I'm glad you have found some peace and encouragement in the ApoE4 community. My prayers are with you as you see a light at the end of this "dark time", I encourage you to find joy in every day as you go forward.
I personally don't have any information for you on what monthly or yearly out of pocket costs might be other than the prices for doing the ReCode program through AHNP Precision Health
, this will link you to their site where you can compare the prices of their programs, which include initial testing. Here is a post
that has a couple of references to what some a paying monthly for supplements (bottom of first page and top of second). I love that you have found a knowledgeable integrative practitioner and a health coach to guide you along this journey. A great support team is very important to finding your individual path and what works best for you.
Here are a few pages that might help you as you begin your journey, you may have already come across them in your exploration of our community: The Primer
, is amazing, giving you great information about ApoE4 and the journey to prevention, reversal and stopping AD, one of our of our most active members, Stavia, put it together she is a Dr. and E4/E4 herself, she truly put her heart into writing it. If you want to take a deeper dive into specific topics our Wiki Page
is loaded with information. This page will help you to navigate the site more efficiently "How-To" Get the most out of the ApoE4.info website
Please feel free to jump into the conversations, ask questions and keep us updated on your journey. Everyone here is passionate about preventing, reversing and stopping AD in its tracks, as they openly and willingly share their own journeys, their successes and even their setbacks with the intention and hope of encouraging and supporting others!
Just a thought, you might want to start a new topic in the Prevention and Treatment
section about cost of uncovered expenses so more members might see it.
I hope you will find all the hope and encouragement you need, just know you are never alone in this amazing community.
Find your joy and hope in each new day and each new discovery along your path,