I’m sitting here at the pharmacy, wondering what it’s all worth! Wondering how people can afford to stay alive, where does the money come from, what am I missing… just wondering?
I am insured, twice! I am on several prescription medications (yet I feel like crap?) but I am having a pity party about the two I am picking up today. But first let me say; I know many people that are on way more expensive medications, way more of them! I honestly do not see how we Spoonies survive.
Okay the two I am dealing with today; Mematine (it’s 1 of several for the brain fog, it’s an Alzheimer’s medication) and Hydrocortisone (it’s the steroid that keeps me alive.) My portion after insurance for each; Mematine approx 350$, HC approx 125! Granted these are 3 Month supplies, which ends up being cheaper than per month, but still…
It makes me sick to my stomach that it’s costing my husband so much to keep me alive and functioning at the level I function (which changes minute to minute.) He doesn’t complain, he doesn’t bat an eye, but I care! It’s like renting a very expensive vehicle that doesn’t even operate correctly- NOW WHY WOULD ANYONE DO THAT???
I’m lucky enough that we can afford my meds, hubby always takes care of it, but what about people who aren’t in such a position, how do they survive. How is it even legal to charge such prices? Can anything be done?
Btw- I’m still at the pharmacy waiting- people are coming in with children who have just been diagnosed with the flu-
489.69$~ I’m leaving the pharmacy!