Friday, September 14, 2012

pretty good moment :)

I have several pieces of good news. One is: I got two of my three medications through patient assistance programs! I am so thankful for that. These two meds cost more than a hundred dollars each month with a prescription savings card but no insurance. So with this assistance, my medications wont cost more than my rent. :)

Another good thing... I"m forgetting it... Still forgetting it.

Well, yesterday, working morning and afternoon went well. I thought, I will be able to handle this. Then today was a rough day. Not so much the kids as me, at least at first. Then I got a bunch of kids, so anybody would be stressed. So part of me wonders if I had more trouble today because I worked long yesterday. I'm still worried about working two afternoons a week in addition to my mornings, but I'm mostly sticking with a somewhat worried, "I think it will work out." And I do. At least, I really, really, hope it will work out. Part of it is just that now I feel like I"m working "enough." So much for learning that I'm an okay person without working "enough." I can understand the concept with other people, it's more with myself that I have this issue.

What was the other good thing?

I dared to join an online dating website. Who would have thought? I finally feel "ready" - for a first date. Not sure about anything beyond that. :) Great progress socially for me, though.

Ummm, I talked to my mom about switching from the gym membership my parents have generously gotten me to taking dance lessons once a week. I think that it might work out better and be more enjoyable. I'm not doing a good job at actually going to the gym to exercise.

I rearranged my tiny apartment so that the heater can actually heat the room when I need it too. :) I just have to finish that so that the whole room is done, not just in a state frozen midway on the moving around process. Oh, well, it works for now. I kept a path where I needed one, my seat on the couch, the basics. So procrastination can be performed successfully. But I want to procrastinate more on my school work than on my house organizing, so I think I will get further tonight.

Ah, I remember what might be the other good thing. I got a proctor set up for my online class tests. And I was bold (for me) enough to actually talk to a librarian so that I can get this done for free instead of paying 15 dollars every time to take it at the local testing center. I was about to give in and just use the testing center, even though it would probably end up costing me something near a hundred dollars this semester. It shows one way that my anxiety can cost me money. :) I'd rather spend money than put in the extra effort and ask a favor of a librarian.  I think I feel like I'm making extra work for her, but I don't feel that way about the testing center, because that is their job, not to mention the money I pay for the service. But my anxiety isn't charging my bank account this time!

5 comments:

  1. Yay!! Good for you for signing up for the dating website. Nothing ventured, nothing gained, right? Hope you meet someone wonderful!

    Congrats on getting your meds covered. That is awesome!

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    1. I forgot about that "nothing ventured, nothing gained" saying. Thanks for the encouragement as I busily second-guess myself. :)

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  2. A lot of good moments in here Abigail, you took some big steps. It just boggles my mind how expensive medication can be..I know a lot goes into research and development and probably lawsuits have something to do with prices but pharmaceutical companies must make so much money. My migraine medication cost $30 a pill. My insurance covers 9 pills a month and that is usually enough but if it isn't I am just out of luck and have to suffer or hope I have one saved up from the last month. My sister actually cannot take the dosage of medication that her doctor prescribed because her insurance company put a cap on dosage they will pay for...so essentially even if you do have insurance, the insurance companies are able to limit your care. I am glad you were able to make use of a patient assistance program Abigail.
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  3. Yeah, medication prices and insurance and medical care is a lot more complicated than just whether or not you have insurance. One of mine cost $100 WITH insurance. I'm sorry you and your sister are limited by your insurance.

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  4. Abigail, so glad about the medication and the other good things going on. Congrats on joining the dating website--I hope you have fun and meet someone great!

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