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A little thing that has me so excited

May 21st, 2014 at 04:07 pm

Okay, probably a lot of you cannot relate to the fact that I've had to give myself a daily self-injection for every day since Jan. 1,2000. That's 14 YEARS, for my MS.

I just got off the phone from ordering my first delivery of the same medication, but they recently came out with a new form of the med with a higher dose but you only have to inject three times a week.

I am so excited. I am really looking forward to giving my body a break from all the injections. They often leave a lump that takes a very long time to go away. You're not supposed to inject in the same spot twice.

Anyway, this is one of those little things that is going to make my life much better. What's more, the co-pay for this with Aetna, my new insurer, will be ZERO. Nada. Nothing.

I was concerned that switching from my regular med to the new 3-day-a-week regimen might cost something, but with the pharmaceutical company's patient assistance program, the $450 I'd normally pay in the co-pay for a 3-month supply is $0. Phew.

I'm now into my nearly 8th month at this contract bank job. I am so grateful for everything this job has done for me. It's not just relieved my money pressures, but since becoming eligible (after 6 months) to enroll in the recruiter agency's health plan, it's saving me several hundred dollars a month on premium costs and now even my MS med copay is nothing.

I am so appreciative and feel like I've been down to the bottom of the well in recent years and now I'm back up and doing well. If I can just hold onto this bank job beyond the original term (September 2, 2014). All the other contractors I know are having their terms renewed repeatedly, but for just 3 months at a time.

12 Responses to “A little thing that has me so excited”

  1. Permanent Temp Says:

    That's fantastic great news! I wish you best of luck. I'm crossing my fingers for being picked up as well as like you I'm finally in a financial upswing.

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    That is great news on your meds! I'm happy for you.

  3. snafu Says:

    What smashing good news! Where will you re-allocate the sum you've been paying for RX? What fun to make these positive decisions. Sending positive vibes that this job continues past September. You seem to be enjoying the work as well as the benefits.

  4. CB in the City Says:

    Excellent news for you! And I hope you are renewed as well.

  5. Kiki Says:

    Such terrific news!

  6. Broken Arrow Says:

    That is wonderful news!

  7. My English Castle Says:

    What a wonderful change this has been for you. Such great news.

  8. Looking Forward Says:

    That is really great all the way around! Smile

  9. Thrifty Ray Says:

    It is about time your luck turned around! This is great news- I cant imagine giving myself a shot ONCE, let alone every single day. Im happy for your news all the way around!

  10. aukxsona Says:

    I am so happy for you!

  11. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Great news PS!

  12. Dido Says:

    So glad your fortunes have turned....it was a long, rough haul! Fingers crossed that it becomes permanent.

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