Hi Ladies, well been to the Beacon as referred by my team here in Cork. I have had staging scan and hope to start treatment in about ten days. Waiting for confirmation. However here is the rub!!! I was recommended for the Stereotactic treatment because it was more accurate and less of a chance to affect my only working kidney. So Beacon said they applied and were turned down for this treatment for me because it doesn't have a recognised code. I emailed VHI very strongly stating my case telling them about kidney problem and referral from Cork. Then the ball went back to Hospital Court as VHI maintain they never received anything from hospital, Today they actually received the pre approval so the medical team whoever they are at VHI examined my case and came back to me stating no they were not paying for treatment because I have other options. In addition to this, they had no code on their system to approve my treatment and return to my Consultant to discuss other options. They will be contacting him as well but with the long weekend, it would be before Tuesday. However they gave me an email address to give him and requested me to ring him with this straight away. Ping Pong Joan Nil VHI 5. Now on my table of benefits, its says Radiotherapy covered in full with no astericks asking me to refer to paragraph anything. I told the lady on the phone this and she said she was only the messenger and didn't make the decisions. I would much prefer to have this Sterotatic for a small but painful recurrence, Its a waste of chemo for one spot and ordinary radiotherapy would be a threat to my kidney. The Health Insurance don't want to see this point but wait for it, they do give payment towards accommodation while I am having treatment. To me this is totally non sensical. So this precious email address has been passed on and yes I did use it myself to inform the Health Insurance that their decision was unacceptable. Ladies, other ladies with OC have found themselves in a similar position and have had to pay the hospital. Going forward, it is a treatment that could be used more for OC. They do cover it for lung and brain Cancer so it seems I have got my tumour in the wrong place. It is stressful enough being away from home for a few weeks without the added stress and the side effects of treatment which will happen. I really don't have the energy to fight two battles. But the game isn't over yet and I will not back down.