Friday, October 20, 2006


Others Get Sick Too

This has been one of those periods in time where I can't seem to find time for myself. I've been in caregiver or worry wart mode for a couple of weeks.

My mother went through five weeks of radiation theraphy. Each day I checked on her, phoned her to make sure she was getting on okay. When a family member is ill, the burden is shared. You can see the ripple affects. Even if you are not there taking care of them, they weigh heavily on your mind each day. You worry about them. Are they eating? Are they taking their medication? Are they asking for help when they need it?

As the one who is usually sick or needing assistance, it's somewhat strange to be thrown into the opposite role. One might not have the energy to do as much as is needed. It can be difficult measuring your capabilities and not working too hard.

My mother has finished her treatments and she's getting back to normal.

Monday, October 02, 2006


Hooray for Generic Drugs!!!

I've been on Mobic for a year or so. My insurance refused to pay for it because they deemed it unnecessary. Evidentally, if a over the counter drug exist, then they think you should be on it -- even if you already tried that drug and it doesn't work for you.

Mobic cost me $95 for 30 tablets. And, that was the cheapest price I could find!!! What a rip off!

Imagine how thrilled I was to find out that Mobic was now available in generic form. Yipppeeeee!!!! The price difference is huge. The generic version cost me $16. I can afford my medication now. Of course, my health insurance rates just went up so I don't that I will actually experience those savings.

I know that there are patent issues and rules as to why drugs don't become generic right way. I wish they would though. It would make medication choices alot easier for people.

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