Saturday, June 7, 2014

Another week in Paradise :)

I keep being scolded to slow down, LOL... I know I am healing but goodness, that is the hardest order ever.  Two teens in this house and two little ones.  The drugs and lack of being able to drive are about all that slows me.  I went to pick up my second month of medications this week, WOW.

When you see it all out on the table, it is a bit frightening.  We had to pay cash for it all this month as I am waiting to get on an insurance policy and I found it odd and a bit disturbing at the pharmacy. When I first went, they assumed I still had MediCal, it was emergency insurance for my hospital stay and I was covered for 30 days.  We are extremely thankful because I know that bill will be huge. I knew I had to get a new policy as we were just a bit over the line for the free stuff.  ANYWAY... the pharmacist ran my prescriptions and said that they had been denied, no huge surprise really. So I asked for the cash price and she quoted me almost $300.  I nearly died.  What is wrong with this country?? So I went home to do some figuring and find $300 extra dollars.... like it might be in the couch cushions or something. I sat and figured what had to be purchased right away and what I had a bit extra of and could wait a few days. Seriously, I can't imagine doing this every month. It is so sad that people have to make those kids of decisions. I could start a rant but that would no be productive and will raise my blood pressure. LOL.  So I went back with my list in hand and once they knew I was paying cash, suddenly there was a huge discounting process. It was down to $140. So now... who is scamming who?  If they can run it with insurance then it is double but if you are paying cash then it is half? Now you are welcome to rant.  None of these things meant too much to me two months ago. Sure, I realized people struggled, but I didn't need prescriptions so I wasn't worried.  BAM. Guess who worries a bit now? No blanket statements.

We did have a nice week otherwise...

We started back to some school work this week. We will likely go for most of the summer to make sure we are ready for the fall.  Grade 2 and grade 8.  WHERE DOES TIME GO??

The Dr. asked if he could stay on at Legoland after the summer so he can continue to save for his mission... umm yeah, I am on board with that! So he is planning to get his state test done and then he will be done.  He really wants to graduate from Seminary so that may mean pushing his mission to this time next year, we shall see.  Him working is a blessing, to him and us. He loves it.

Our beach day had some excitement this week.... no sting rays, but the little boys in our group found a crab and had a bit of fun with him.  Spiders of the sea I say, but even Sariah was entertained.

On the me side, other than my drug wars, lol, I have been walking on, waiting for new insurance so I can go see new doctors. How am I doing?  Spirits are good, although I feel my temperament changing a bit, I hope I am still pleasant down the road.  People assume that because I look fairly the same, I probably am the same....nope. So things that aren't totally rosy.  I have hallucinations, at times my vision goes totally blurry, I have extreme focus issues at times, the most frustrating is probably memory loss.  I realized this week that I have lost a fair amount from the weeks before my incident.  Only time will tell on the rest.  I start back to acupuncture this week, hoping that will help :)

Blessings to all!  Have a great week!


  1. Oh, Melisa. Huge hugs and continued thoughts.

  2. My dear Melisa - I had no idea of your trials - sending you much love - xo - Penny