So. Yesterday. Yesterday, we planned to go up and visit my in-laws--Odysseus, the imp, the pixie, and me. I actually am very fond of my in-laws, and circumstances...yeah.
Just before we left, the pixie got sick. Puke and poo. She got most of the former into the toilet. I'd rather she'd done that with the latter, but she didn't. Poor thing.
So I didn't get to go visit my in-laws. Neither did the pixie. Odysseus and the imp went ahead.
And the pixie was fine less than an hour after they'd left. She's still fine, but school rules require a 24 hr separation between last emission and returning to class. So she's currently in the family room, watching Willow on DVD. She'll have a bunch of make-up work tonight, and will go back tomorrow.
About six or eight weeks ago, I had an appointment with a nurse practitioner in my endocrinologist's office (rather than the doc herself). I asked to try Armour thyroid--it's the first thyroid replacement medication that went on the market a long time ago, and is basically desicated porcine thyroid gland. Yes, I know what that means. No, it doesn't bother me. It works. It works better than the synthetic T4 only thyroid replacement hormone for me. I've had good days. I hadn't had those in a few years. Yes, I still have CFS flares, but it's not a constant state of being. I've had fewer really bad days with the Armour than I did with the Tirosint (which was better than the levothyroxine).
This morning, the NP's nurse called me and said that the NP wants to try me on a slightly larger dose in the morning, with the same dose in the evening: basically, two prescriptions. Which, together, will cost the same as the Tirosint (if not a hair more).
The irony? I wanted to try the Armour because it cost less than the Tirosint.
I think I've found a coupon, though. I just need to print it and take it in when I fill the other 'scrip.
Odysseus has also directed me to ask if doing a discount plus self pay for those discounts that won't pair with a prescription plan would be cheaper to pay than what the cost is with the insurance picking up part of it, that the pharmacy can answer that question, now.
Last week, I had a regular GP's appointment. I needed a year's refill on another 'scrip. Went through the appointment (I really hate seeing the doctor, and I've been having to see too many doctors, way too often, for the past four years, now), got the 'scrip promised...and now, I have to call the doc's office and bug the hell out of them because they didn't send it in to Sam's Club for me like they were supposed to have done.
And, along with that, I need to keep trying to find somebody to do some repairs. None of the handymen I've called have bothered to return the calls. On to the specialists--roof repair, and some electrical. I've almost got the brains to do that, but can't today--there's a noise box in the other room, and I need to not have to focus part of my attention on her. I'll do those calls tomorrow.
Wish me luck finding someone that's willing to do the repairs instead of simply quoting a price to replace the entire roof that doesn't need replacing, yet.
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