March Updates from February's posting
1.) My AIC dropped a full 1 point from 6.6 to 5.6 since my last lab work that was completed. That by the way is a good thing since my insurance company has decided they do not want to pay for my Trulicity anymore. Trulicity is an eppi-pen once a week into your stomach that stimulates the pancreas into working. It is not insulin. That was the only med I was taking to keep my sugar under control. They will pay for it as long as I meet my $3,000 deductible. I will still be responsible for $80 of that which is far better then $877 which is the normal monthly cost. I will be talking to the doctor again about this in March when I go back.
Update: When I went to see the doc this month I was worried about my blood sugars rising. She feels that even if it reaches 150 it's no need for concern because my AIC has stayed down. We have decided to recheck in May to see if it continues to do well. So...for now...no meds. WooHoo!
2.) I had my first set of injections in the lower part of my back after having an MRI that showed arthritis and stenosis (narrowing) from L1 thru L5 and at S1. That is why I have a pinched sciatic nerve. On Tuesday my first set of injections was from L4 to S1. In March I will have L1 - L3 completed. To say the least I have already seen some results with less pain. I'm not sure how long this will last, but I'm thankful for this reprieve.
Update: I had to cancel my injections for March 19. My insurance is refusing to pay for the first set. Since that was $3,500 I've been forced to stop them. My insurance which is MedMutal of Ohio MedFlex, HMO made us choose a hospital. I went with Mercy Hospital due to having a Mercy affiliated hospital in my hometown. Well...it appears that a Mercy Affiliate does not qualify as a Mercy hospital. They've refused everything I've had done so far. Doc apts, lab work and the injections. So far this is about $5000 that I have to figure out a way to pay for. I'm not happy.
3.) My deceased brother-in-law's probate hearing is March 13 @ 9 am. This will determine if you know who gets his retirement money, his house and his vehicles along with any of the contents of the house which included my sister's personal belongings. Please continue to pray about this situation. If you've read any of my previous posts this person does not deserve any of Bobby's stuff. PERIOD.
Update: This probate hearing was canceled. Her lawyer quit on her. She hired a new one and instead of this going through a probate proceeder she wants a mediation hearing. That has been scheduled for 3/22/19. I say anything she has sold out from underneath the estate should be her payment for what has happened and she should get nothing else. Not his house, his land or his money. That should all go to his two brothers who are next in line. Nothing is all I can say she deserves.
4.) I have continued to maintain the 6 lbs I lost in January. I feel myself getting stronger with the exercise I am able to do again. It's not coming off fast but if I can maintain I'm happy as well because there are still little things going on in the background.
Update: On Friday March 8th I decided to go on weight watchers. I am doing it on line. My insurance will reimburse up to $150 a year whether it's on line or meetings. I have already dropped 7 lbs. So my total weight loss since the beginning of the year has been 13 lbs. I'll take that.
Just for kicks ~
Have a blessed day ~