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Printed from https://www.writing.com/main/books/action/view/entry_id/775778
by Kenzie
Rated: ASR · Book · Writing · #1160028
Fibro fog, pain, writing sandwiched in between. Quotes. Sermon notes. Encouragement.
#775778 added February 23, 2013 at 1:40am
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Our health care deductible went way up this year, so...
...I figured I'd try to meet it all by my lonesome in the month of January. And, lo and behold, I did! Yeppers. Spent $3500 all by myself in January. Of course, it helped that my prescriptions for fibro meds were $618 and $224 (compared with $400 and $154 last year before we met the deductible. We do have good insurance, so after we meet it most meds are "free" - i.e. covered by our premiums.)

Anyway...

I've been battling a sinus infection for months and saw the doc 3 times in January about that. The only reason it's a big deal is that the dentures I got last year don't fit worth a ding-dong and they can't do a new mold until I can breathe through my nose. Grrr.

Saw a new fibro doc.

Saw a new IBS doc. Had blood tests. And had another colonoscopy. Last one was 7 years ago. Everything's still fine there. This new IBS doc prescribed an antibiotic - the same one they give to traveler's who forgot and drank the water - and it worked. I've been suffering with IBS every day of my life for over 30 years and one round of this antibiotic, plus some probiotics seems to have fixed everything up. Let's pray that continues.

Saw a doc about my left knee. (I injured it at work back in 2002 and had knee surgery and it hasn't been right since.) I can't get cortisone injections for the pain because cortisone doesn't like me at all. When I had cortisone injections for a back injury back in about 2000, I not only had the "normal" reaction of having everything turn to fat, but I couldn't taste anything for an entire year and the cortisone permanently thinned my skin. I bruise and bleed all the time. In fact, the last time I tried working, the last 3 days I worked, I bumped and bruised and bled so badly the folks in personnel followed me around with a Polaroid camera documenting that I wasn't doing anything dangerous to get hurt like I was. I finally gave up trying to work...

About the knee doc...I did get some injections that will try to get my body to start producing its own stuff around the knee cap. Right now, it feels like bone on bone when I walk. These injections are going to try to fix that...and so far I think they are. Hooray!

Also saw my eye doc, but that was a follow up visit and already covered under what was paid last year for my cataract surgery and then laser surgery a few months later. My eyes are great. I wore glasses for distance since I was 10. I had 20/200 vision in one eye and 20/400 in the other. Now I'm at about 20/25, definitely good enough to drive without glasses. Yippee! I do need a very weak pair of readers, but I can deal with that.

What else.... I know there were more doc appointments...

You'd think I was old or something. *Smile* Nah. In April I'll be 61. Still young.

I do need to get more active here.

I will work on that....in between doc appointments.

This month I had only 3.

Next month I have 3 scheduled.






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