I received three prescriptions from my new physician at the ‘free’ clinic Friday last.
One was a blood-pressure medication (expected), one my long-standing diabetes pill, and a third a pill for my diabetic neuropathy.
I’ve had chronic extremity pain since I was diagnosed as a diabetic back in 2002. Especially in the feet and legs.
Standing, walking and even sitting is often accompanied by pain.
Years back, my then regular physician sent me to a pain specialist, who prescribed a medication designed specifically for this malady.
In short, it worked miracles. I still had pain, but the severity was lessened to the point I could sometimes engage in important activities, like going to gun shows!
Then, I lost my insurance benefits two years ago, and with them, the discounted pain medication.
Sunday’s pharmacy adventure at Walmart determined while not generic and discounted, I could now afford these magic
And, I’ve been able to do more house work than I’ve been able to in, well, years.
Today, I’m paying the price – the meds still work for the neuropathy pain, but bypass the muscle pain from all the unused muscles!
I won’t have any money, but, I’m hoping to make it to the next gun show. If my muscles get in shape!