Friday, March 25, 2011

Health Insurance... Editing... & the Unexpected

So I recently had to stop wearing contacts because of an issue with what's called Corneal Infiltrates. Which those can lead up to ulcers in my eyes requiring surgery. I was prescribed an eyedrop that cost $20. I was supposed to use it for five days and they were supposed to go away. They didn't. So when I went back, she prescribed another eyedrop for me. Now this is where I get a bit upset. Health insurance is the biggest scam on the planet. I pay almost $100 a month for health insurance for JUST ME through my job. And with insurance the new eyedrops cost me $70 for this tiny itty bitty bottle!!! I'm like are you kidding me???? $70 just because its a steroid?! GAH! Such a rip off!

Ah!!! My edits are almost done and I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed the process this time around. I didn't have to struggle through alone. My editor is the best! She totally helped me through the process and made it a bit easier on me. And since I can hardly stand to edit, that's saying alot! :D Thanks, Rie! You're the best!

The unexpected... A really close friend of mine was diagnosed with breast cancer last year. She had to have a mastectomy about a month and a half ago. And now that she's healed from that she's supposed to start chemo. But she was delayed another week because of the horseback riding lessons she and I signed up for. The reason I say this is because she's a bit more advanced than me in regards to riding so the trainer allowed her trot and canter the horse. Now for those of you who don't know the reason a cowboy wears chaps isnt because it's mad sexy, it's because its a necessity when you ride as much as they do. When the horse is running and you're posting, your leg is constantly rubbing against the stirrup leather strap. This can cause chafing and lead up to abrasions and rubbing the skin right off. Unfortunately, this happened to her and she is unable to start chemo until it heals. Hopefully it heals quickly because in the three months from the time of diagnosis to the actual surgery, the cancer grew and also spread to her lymphnodes. I just want my friend to be okay again. She's the kindest, sweetest, most amazing person I have ever met. I pray for her as much as I can because a person like her doesn't deserve this to happen.

That really makes you stop and think about life and the little things we complain about or the things we take for granted. I love her like a sister and I really can't imagine her not being around.

Goodnight, my beautiful people.

1 comment:

  1. I hope your friend does get better. There's a lot of treatments that work now. *hug*

    So why do they wear assless chaps? ;)

    As for health care. Dude, I don't have health care and I pay $140 for a week's worth of pills I have to take or this bacteria-related-to-strep will eat my face off. (when it decides to attack, that is. and I'm somewhat exaggerating on the severity.) The cream for it is another $160. So I bet those drops are really expensive without the health insurance.