It's my 16 year blogoversary here. I can't believe I have been here this long.
I splurged a couple of days ago and bought the complete 15 season set of Supernatural. I had watched it all along up until halfway through season 12 and just finished up watching the rest of it a couple of weeks ago. I was waiting for a price drop to purchase it and when Honey informed me it had dropped, I snatched it up. I do like that app, even if it gets in the way sometimes. I paid $170 for it. I can't even get X-Files for that price, but it's on my droplist, too. I used the money I've been saving in my allowance folder.
Anyway, I've started watching Supernatural over again from the beginning. It started airing a long time ago, and even though I have watched every episode, I don't remember a lot of it. I'm not letting myself binge watch it, though. Just one episode a night. I've got too much to do right now with the garden.
I also bought some protein sticks off of Amazon. I don't remember what they cost, but some of them are paleo and some of them are keto and all of them are no sugar. It gives me something to grab in the morning when I first get up so I can take my pills without getting nauseated. Then after a bit, I can make a proper meal. I got some beef and some turkey. I think it was around $40, but I got a lot of them.
I paid around $800 in medical bills today. All but $658 was on the FSA debit card, which leaves about $5 left on it. So we've gone through the $3000 we pay throughout the year pretax already. Lots of medical bills and counseling bills, imaging bills, x-rays, plus physical therapy. We've met the family deductible, but not the out of pocket max. But now our medical visits will drop down to around $40 instead of $253 and the counseling will be lower.
As for the $658, that came out of my medical fund that I've been socking money to left and right. There is enough left in there to pay for DH's upcoming crown and DD's eye exam and a new pair of glasses and of course I will continue to contribute to it. DH is going to find out how much the COBRA for DD is going to cost so I know how much I need to be saving for it each month. Plus we need to start saving up for next year's out of pocket max and of course prescriptions until we hit this year's out of pocket max.
I still have hope that the endocrinologist will file a report with the insurance company that she is completely dependent on her meds and that she is fully disabled. Also the neurologist because of the passing out that leads to dibilitating migraines. She is so bad off that her doctor recommended she go on disability, but if we can keep her on our insurance that would be so much better. If she can get both, that would be ideal because then she could contribute to her own medical expenses.
She will be seeing an internal medicine doctor who deals with multiple diseases in May. There's a possibility there, too. I'd really like to get her tested for Elhers-Danlos syndrome, which requires genetic testing as soon as possible. Also, I'm hoping she can recommend a better ENT because her daily nose bleeds are getting so bad and are coming from way up in her sinus cavity, but no tumors have shown up in there on scans. There has got to be something that can be done.
Yesterday was so bad she had to go to the sink and lean over it because she couldn't keep up with the tissues. I saw the amount of blood and it looked like a half a cup. Plus she'd had one earlier that morning. Maybe if they could cauterize something it would help. Anyway, I made her drink an electrolyte heavy solution because she got really woozy by the time we got it stopped. The ENT we saw before was useless.
It's going to be a bumpy ride the next few months.