My Current Crisis
Monday, December 19, 2011
OK, so maybe it's not a TOTAL crisis, I mean, it really could be a lot worse. Here's what's going on. DH switched jobs back to his old company for a few different reasons, the most important being it's what's best for the spiritual health of our family. When he made the switch, inevitably we also had to switch health insurance. The new insurance has such terrible prescription coverage, that I am forced to go off my Ulcerative Colitis and Fibromyalgia meds. The Fibro is not that big of an issue, I've been managing it for years without meds, but I've never gone completely off the Asacol. However, even with the meds I still have quite a bit of painful cramping and rectal inflammation. (Not to gross anybody out, but my symptoms take the form of painful abdominal cramps and painful, small BM's and sometimes nausea with the cramps)
I have managed to find one natural solution to my symptoms. Frozen yogurt. Even when I take all my meds, I still have painful symptoms, but when I eat frozen yogurt, the symptoms disappear for a day or two. So the plan is to invest in a good ice cream maker and live on frozen yogurt. Especially since they quite making my favorite flavor.
The good thing about this new insurance is that I can still see my regular doc and my GI, in fact the GI's co-pay is now almost half what it was with the old insurance.