I hope y’all had a good Wednesday and that you are feeling good! Well we are thankfully half way through the week and I can not wait for the weekend! Even though we only have a two-day break from the work week, it is still wonderful to not have to rush around for anything! I truthfully do not have any plans for the weekend, which is actually a good feeling!
I had to stop on my way home from work to pick up a few prescriptions. My goodness, what is going on with prescription prices? They seem to have gone up drastically from last year, when generic medicine was actually free! I don’t know about y’all, but I am really disappointed with healthcare costs and insurance coverage, or lack thereof. For those of us who have to take numerous different medications, it can be a way too costly causing some to not take what is necessary for their health. Insurance companies can be just down right frustrating and kind of brutally heartless. The greed with these pharmaceutical companies is simply astonishing. Thank goodness some of if not most of the medications that are for the progression of MS have copay assistance programs. So heads up for all of you with any chronic illnesses, check with the companies to see if there is copay assistance. They of course do not want to tell you on their own, so you have to ask the question! Worse case scenario is they do not have any assistance programs, but at least you tried!
I am unfortunately still having a lot of pain in my back, legs and right shoulder through my fingertips! The only thing that actually relieves my back pain even just a little bit, is laying down. Of course I can not do that at work. For some reason, laying down at work is frowned upon. I can not for the life of me understand why! Or if they would offer me a recliner to sit in while I do my work! Especially because I work for a company that says they love and value their employees. What a better way to show than to provide a recliner for me to work in? Okay, there was the sarcastic comments coming back again! But, am I joking about this or am I being serious?
I have almost been on the Tecidera for one entire week. I am, of course still experiencing some minor stomach discomfort, itchiness and hot flashes, but they are tolerable. They might be a little annoying, but I can handle it! Hopefully, only a couple more weeks of dealing with these side effects and things will balance out. Now, this Saturday I am going to be starting the full dose, whereas the first week they start you on the lower amount. But again, hopefully my body is getting used to it and nothing else will arise.
Thank you all for continuing to read and make great comments on my posts. I appreciate all of your encouragement, kind words and most of the strength y’all are giving me. I hope y’all have a good evening and a fantastic day tomorrow, as it is Friday Eve! Take care and continue staying strong, never allowing anything at all to defeat you!