Friday, August 13, 2021

Friday,Notes, free meds!


Good Note, When I went to my specialist appointment yesterday, I let them know the frustration I was having with the new prescription policy.  The fact that my most expensive med must now be mailed to me rather than picked up at the pharmacy with other meds.  

I had finally gotten through to the new program people and had obtained a fax number and a web site for my physician to call.  What a mess.  But in the mean time I was completely out of this med.  I did have its alternative Size that could be taken twice a day And I had enough of that to get through the rest of the month, while my doctor battled the authorization demons.  He was disgusted with this new program which is only there to save them money and screw the consumer as usual.  He went and brought out two bottles and gave them to me as he did not want me to miss a dose.

This is almost $10,000  worth of medication and now I will be two months ahead!  If I can I will try and get  a couple every time I visit.  But I will make sure there is no one else that needs it, I don't want to take from those who can't afford to pay.  My big worry is that with in two years I will be off the State insurance provided by my husband's old job and I will have to go on a supplement plan for SSI and that is when the problems start.  These SSI insurance plans do not like to cover expensive meds and it can be months of fighting to get them authorized. I JUST PLAN ON BEING AHEAD OF THE GAME IF I can!

DO any of you remember a few years back when I had 16 syringes or $16,000 dollars worth of another drug that I could not continue taking and even though it was sealed and never used the CHAZ clinic (a clinic for the poor and under insured) could not take it?  A public health doctor from the Dominican Republic heard me argueing with  the employee that it was still good and so expensive, couldn't someone in the clinic use it?  No, against there policy and probably for a good reason.  Anyway  that doctor came out and took it from me and said, 'I am going to my country next week and I will take this where there are not so many stupid laws." I was thrilled. 

On a bad note we are socked in so bad with ash and smoke another bad fire outside of town with evacuations, occurred last night and we are just breathing toxic air right now.

I did go over to Lil sis's last night for a pool dip, but we kept is short as she had a place to be and the air quality was horrid.  Thank goodness as I have had a real hard time breathing since then, so aggravating.



 Isn't this picture awful? This is our valley and the fire is right over the hill.


View off the back deck, and yes it has been much worse.

Now on a good note:Hubs and I have been driving by a tree everyday that was broken badly in our last wind storm.  It was laden with fruit and Hubs said they were apples, but I insisted they were nectarines.  Well we stopped and I asked the man mowing if we could pick the fruit off the badly broken branch  (you will notice I DID NOT SEND HUBS) and he said sure!  They were nectarines!  I love them and we picked 40 lbs off that one big branch.



Now these are a little green, but still snappy and sweet enough to eat.  We plan on separating  them into too green and we will let them to ripen in a large bowl we will take to the lake and then we will dry the rest.  One of my projects for the day.

 


Another good note: We actually got 9 eggs today and we have 13 chickens so production is increasing.  They are still pullet eggs and will be for a few more weeks.  But soon we will have at least a dozen eggs a day.  I plan on selling whatever I can't give to family and friends.  Even they will have limits on how many eggs they can keep. This will help off set the cost of the feed.  Many of my sewing clients will buy fresh eggs.

 Bad Note: I have to go out and clean the car that I DID NOT DO YESTERDAY. I was a bit lazy ad just enjoyed not having anything pressing.  My last wedding dress was picked up, and the costume was picked up, I only have 2 pairs of jeans and some wedding attire to be picked up today.  I FEEL SO BLESSED I TELL YOU! Because of the air quality I will do this in the garage which will be hotter than outside.  Oh well it must be done.

Any plans for the weekend?  Have you had any good notes?  Or bad notes?

Have a great and productive day staying positive while you are in the negative.


Kim

 

 

34 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos. Happy weekend.

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  2. Yikes! That fire looks close. Be careful.

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    1. It is a mess here, we are not in any danger, but the outskirts are terrible.

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  3. Glad the doctor was able to give you the meds you were needing. We have so many idiotic laws in this country. It is mind blowing. In so many cases it is unlawful to just do the right thing. That fire looks horrible. I hope you stay safe and they get the fires controlled soon.

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    1. It has just been a really bad year for heat and fire.

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  4. I have meds I cannot give away, never opened, expensive! Lots of people in Alabama cannot afford meds and do not go to the doctor, so "why bother."

    I love nectarines. I would never get Tommy to ask for anything either. He would come back empty handed.

    Those fires look scary. I would hate to leave the country and know my house was in danger. At least take your pictures to a safe place.

    I miss chickens and eggs. I found two chairs at a yard sale and traded eggs for one chair as I did not have enough money for both. Eggs are handy to have and delicious.

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    1. We certainly love having chickens. I don't think they pay for themselves with feed and all but we love them.

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    2. I NEVER bought feed, so it was cheap for me.

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  5. Those fire pictures are so scary. Sending good thoughts that the air quality clears up soon!

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    1. It is down right horrid, but I have seen it so much worse so I AM NOT GOING TO COMPLAIN LOUDLY!

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  6. You got a blessing with the meds. WOW so expensive. Yahoo on the nectarines. That is fantastic and sure kept them from going to waste.
    That picture is dreadful - that is just so sad.

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  7. I am dreading the day I go on Medicare too. I've got 2 ultra-expensive drugs that I hope a supplement will cover. Yay us sickies!

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    1. It will be an adventure. Probably not a good one.

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  8. Nothing pressing,l hahaha,l got that if you meant a double meaning. That fire is awful. I hope the smoke dissipates soon. I'm sting lakeside now and we seem to be clear.Enjoy your lake time and those nectarines.

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  9. Lucky you, nectarines are my favourite. Enjoy them.

    The smoke and fire look very bad. I hope you stay safe.

    God bless.

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    1. I think they are one of my favorite fruits. Have you ever had donut peaches? they are also so good.

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  11. Yay for the free meds! So glad your doc helped.
    Yummy free nectarines. Love your colorful eggs too. What breed are your chickens? I bet the grands love the chickens.
    That fire is so scary!! It looks like a river of fire; is it the fire reflecting off the water? Hope you get some rain soon and the air quality improves.

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    1. We need rain without lightening and NO wind. We have several different breeds, I JUST CHOOSE CHICKS I think are cute!

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  12. That fire looks seriously scary. Meds on Medicare Part D are very expensive if there isn’t a generic version. Good for you for asking your doctor. I do that too for my one non-generic medication.

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    1. I am terrified about that, but I hope the drug companies have a way to help. I have contacted companies in the past and had my co pay's knocked down to $5.00.

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  13. How neat that your dr was able to take the syringes to his country because you know there is someone somewhere that could use them. That was so nice of your dr to give you the f4ee meds!

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