Thursday, April 5, 2012


We made it down and back to the doctors today. It was good thing I hadn't really planned on working today because it took most of the day. Our diabetic doctor is basically leaving everything along and just keep working with it because so many things that we are doing aren't helping his blood sugars at the moment. You can't adjust for the unseen. 
He did give us a new test meter and strips, but I wish I knew the problem I was going to have when I went to pick them up. I had to fill out  paperwork, come home and get hubby's insurance cards, the pharmacist questions the quantity, and then I had to pay almost 60.00 for them on top of the other meds I had to pickup between it all close to 300.00 dollars.  Supposedly there is a deductible on the test strips and our supplemental insurance doesn't pay. Needless to say I was not a happy camper. 
We normally test 4 times a day, but if he has a low blood sugar then it is more. We had one of those last night for some reason. I said that he didn't eat enough, but then that shouldn't have been with everything that he ate. A lot depends on whether the liver is working or not. 
The sun did come out tonight, but the low temperatures of a morning is a bummer. That 70-90 degree weather spoiled you even though we didn't have it that long. We are suppose to get down to freezing next week. Everything is bloomed out way to early. 
My heart goes out to our friends in Texas and other areas that had the bad weather. Tornadoes are not fun and living in what is called tornado alley you never know when one is going to pop up. Our weather has sure been weird. 
Our youngest grandson was decorating cupcakes at his other grandma's house for  Easter. He was also going to color eggs because it was a no school day. 
Tomorrow he is spending the day with his dad and I don't know what all they have planned. They are meeting mom for lunch because she has to work. 
One doctor visit down and 4 left to go this month. You all take care and have a wonderful weekend.


Michelle May said...

Have a beautiful Easter filled with every blessing! Hugs to you my friend!

NanaDiana said...

What a lot of money to have to pay out of pocket for meds. They must feel he has stabilized somewhat if they didn't change his meds.

I hope you have a nice day tomorrow. Sounds like your grandson will be having fun with dad and lunch with Mom. Blessings- Diana

LuLu Kellogg said...

Happy Easter Sweet Shirley!!


Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Wishing you a Happy Easter my friend!

Cinderella Moments said...

Going to the pharmacy can be nerve wrecking while you wait for the price of each medication to pop up. Our doctor said he thought a medicine he prescribed might be very expensive. We got there and we're waiting for that huge amount. But it was $20. On pins and needles at the pharmacy!
Anyways , have a lot of fun for Easter! Enjoy the family!

sweet violets said...

Thanks for your visit Shirley, you are always very busy so I appreciate you stopping by!! I feel your pain....tomorrow I go to the drug store to pick up my refills....and just got a notice from my ins. that they will not pay for all my latest blood work tests, because they "are not necessary" why did my doc order them??? And I fasted for 12 hours for no reason???

Wishing you and yours a blessed Easter season...hugs...cleo

Marilyn said...

A Very Blessed Easter to You & Yours!!

nancarts said...

Hi Shirley...
Stopping by to wish you all a Happy Easter. Hope all the medical issues will be resolved. I will keep you in my prayers.

Peace and Blessings,

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Shirley, I am so sorry to hear you had to pay so much for everything. Where does it end right? My mother was a diabetic and I know too well the ups and downs for sugar control and all the testing that goes on daily.
Thank you for stopping by and your kind words and thoughts about the tornado's here in Texas. The rebuilding will be on going for so many.
Wishing you a special Easter my friend.
Love from Texas, Celestina Marie

Elaine said...

It is a shame what we seniors must endure and pay for health insurance.. I pray they find a soultion to his problem Have a nice Easter.. warm wishes Elaine