The first day I went to go pick up my prescription at the pharmacy I asked first before they filled it to see how much it was going to cost. She checked my insurance and everything and then came and told me it was going to be $1,333.00. Ummmm...what? For 4 little shots. She preceded to tell me that that would only be the first month then after that I would have met my deductible and it would be $333, for every month after the fist month. Yikes I couldn't believe it...I mean we don't have that kind of scratch. So I told her I wouldn't be filling it right then and that I would have to explore my options.
So anyways I went home and went on to the drugs website, filled out a simple online form and then the company that makes enbrel sent me a card in my email that makes my prescription 100 percent free. Yup...FREE. I couldn't believe it. They pay 100% for the first 6 months and then after that I have to pay 10 bucks. What a miracle. What a blessing.
Each of these babies is 400 dollars. Probably one of the most expensive things in my house. These are the self injecting ones...the hurt so bad but it is pretty awesome how it works.
I have to do the injection on the front of my thigh...it stings like you wouldn't believe and I have to leave the needle in for 15 seconds until the needle pops out on it's own. My right leg always looks like this a couple of days after...then comes a bruise. It heals just in time for me to do it again. (I alternate legs...so I guess it takes 2 weeks for the bruise to disappear).
Side note...wow....I really should have put some lotion on. My leg looks all chalky and blotchy. hahaa
So for forever I have been working on getting my blog into a book (blurb.com)...I finally finished 2007 and sent it off to the printer on Feb 18th...the completed book got here on the 26th...they sure are fast. I was so happy....(it is so awesome)
2007 ended up being 240 pages long.
I can't wait to get my other years done now that I have seen how awesome it turns out.
Tomorrow I have to teach Relief Society in my ward...I have been having a nervous breakdown all week. Seriously...it is like my worst nightmare. I can't wait for tomorrow to be over with.