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I'd Call Myself Successful

Sunday, July 14, 2013

I'm happy to say that for the first time having guests in the house, I did very little emotional eating. I can't say I didn't have any binges, but there were only two in two weeks. This is astounding news. It has boosted my self-esteem to be successful in this way. And, I was diligent and able to get many workouts in while taking care of two little people and working part-time as well.

I am not worn out from company. I feel peaceful and happy. Hubby and I are getting back to our normal routine. It's nice to have each other all to ourselves again. Empty nest agrees with us.

I am so relaxed that I didn't even panic when I went to pick up a medicine at the pharmacy and had to start using my hubby's new insurance plan. I didn't realize the plan no longer had co-pays for meds. I got sticker shock. My main medicine (one of 5) costs $426 for 30 days, and this is the generic price! Deductible of $5000 means it will take most of a year of paying for it outright to get past it. We've always had coverage for meds, and I realize many people are in my shoes. It's just that we try to get to Hawaii to see our son, and my folks live in the midwest and I have to fly to see them. I'd like to see them twice a year, as they are aging.

As I said, I didn't panic. My hubby is reassuring me that we'll work it out. I'm going to see my doctor and see what we can do about finding an alternative med. I'd like to wean off of this very costly medicine. There are many potential side effects in going off of it, but I'm hopeful that it will work out. I'm a lot healthier now and I could potentially get along without it.

Prayers would be much appreciated!
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  • KANOE10
    I am keeping you in my prayers. That is awful about your medicine costing 425 a month and not being covered by insurance, I hope you find a better alternative that is cheaper. I have the same thing..my children live far away and it is expensive to see them..but so worth it.

    1704 days ago
    I know exactly what you mean about enjoying time alone together. In a few years I am looking forward to it but then again, we will be on the road together. We might possible give up our house/home to get a condo & just travel. Company is good to have but I am overjoyed when they are gone. Sorry about your medicine. I did have a medicine that was $50 a month and that was with insurance. I spoke with my doctor who gave me something that even without insurance they are cost effective like $20 and under. I will be praying for you and that something changes and pray God changes your health situation.

    God bless & walk in your healing....

    1705 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/15/2013 8:53:21 PM
    You absolutely are successful!

    I hope you can find an alternative to your costly med, or like others have said, maybe discounts from the manufacturer.

    You are a winner!

    1706 days ago
  • LARISSA238
    *hugs* when I didn't have insurance, I would tell my doctor to get me the older meds that still work because if he gave me something expensive I wouldn't be able to take it. See if you can get help, like someone else said. Many insurance companies have cost sharing programs to help people out. *hugs* I will keep you in my thoughts!
    1706 days ago
    Sending prayers for everything to work out as it should.... emoticon
    1706 days ago
  • _JODI404
    emoticon Lori!! I would absolutely call that an impressive success!!!

    You did an emoticon job of making the best of the entire situation!!

    Oh my goodness, that is beyond sticker shock at the Pharmacy!!!

    Did Hubby change jobs, or did the same employer change their plans?
    I know every year the burden on the employee becomes higher and higher. It can be very costly, especially if it does take a long time to meet the ever-increasing deductible amounts.

    Definitely work with your Doctor on this one! I hope you can find a solution that is both affordable and keeps you in good health.

    Very proud of you for doing so well during a difficult and challenging time!!

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    1706 days ago
  • CHERYLA2012
    I wonder if the pharmaceutical company that manufactures your prescription has a patient assistance program in place to help you continue receiving the medicine. If they offer it you will find a link off of their website. For example, I received my asthma medication through a similar program while my husband was unemployed for 2 years.
    1706 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/14/2013 2:56:15 PM
    Have you thought about opening a health savings account? The month is tax free so you are automatically saving money. With a deductible of 5000, you'd qualify to get one. Depending on the medication, look into half tab programs or mail order.
    1706 days ago
    emoticon on your success! And you're absolutely right, it is definitely a success! It's all our little successes that add up to our overall success! You're doing a phenomenal job! I am sorry about the insurance thing though, but your hubby is right, you guys will work it out somehow.
    1706 days ago
    emoticon Prayers for you Spark Friend! I know how much of a shock it can be when your insurance plans turns your life upside down! Ours didn't happen with medicine, but it happened when our doctor visits and other tests went from a copay to coinsurance, but only after we reach a yearly deductible of 1400 dollars. The only reason it's 1400 instead of 2400 is because we are able to do steps in the plan to lower the deductible, then we can take the money we save and use it on medical costs. However, process is a pain in the rumpus! Hang in there! I can definitely relate and I hope they work something out with your medicine! Don't worry and be happy! God loves you! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1706 days ago
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