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The Magic of Medicine and Guns

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 beans pills.
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!
Pretty funny!
I won’t have any money, but, I’m hoping to make it to the next gun show.  If my muscles get in shape!

About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.


2 thoughts on “The Magic of Medicine and Guns

  1. I am in a very similar situation to you. When I lost health ins I price shopped all the chain pharmacies in my small town. CVS was cheaper by a long shot than any others especially if you join their RX club.

    Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2011, 11:08 am
  2. @Anon – thanks for the heads' up!

    Posted by Guffaw in AZ | July 30, 2011, 12:39 pm

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