I don't have much to say today. But I wanted to post at least a little something so that my followers didn't think that I've fallen off the face of the earth. Lately, life has been one hectic mess. I've been working 60+ hours a week, going to school, and still doing my infusions. The infusions are getting tougher and tougher as time goes on. Last week, I felt absolutely terrible until about friday-only to have to go back for another one on Monday. This week, I hadn't even eaten. I didn't even think about food. I know it'll get better eventually, but I also know that things typically have to get harder before it gets better. The highlight of this week would certainly be the fact that I got paid on Friday, which means I finally get to restock all the things I need! So I figured I would share to my viewers some of my purchases and expenses.
Firstly, I get all of my prescriptions filled at Rite-Aid. I have a flex-choice plan through my insurance which means I can ultimately get them filled anywhere I want, but depending on where I get them filled, it will cost more. I started getting them filled there about a year ago when I got into couponing. Rite-Aid has a wellness program where you earn points on prescriptions and purchases. After 1,000 points you receive 20% off all regular priced items in the store(excluding prescriptions). Oh,and did I mention that each prescription banks you 25 points? Yeah,that's why I go there. It's already March and I have over 500 points which means I'm halfway to earning 20% off for the year of 2014-I already earned 2013's 20% last year.
1-I have been using Pari Plus LC nebulizer cups for the past year for my inhaled albuterol and hypertonic saline. I also have a nebulizer at both my house and my boyfriend's-it keeps me from having to carry it around with me. So with that being said, Vitality Medical was having a great sale on these cups this week! I normally on buy a set of 2 at a time at about $14.95 each, but Vitality had them on sale for 10.85. So I snatched up four and now I have a few extra.
2- It has finally become time to get a new glucose meter. My doctor recommended the Bayer Breeze 2(picture below). It has this nifty little disk that holds 10 strips at a time, so I only have to worry about changing a disk every 5 days. This is nice since I'm always on the go. The only thing that I didn't like was the lancets seemed to be more expensive than most...but after I received the meter, I quickly realized that the lancing device will hold the cheap walmart lancets-I think I paid about $4 bucks for a box of 100,and they're pretty colors which is also a bonus. Yay for saving money!
3-This isn't quite a big expense, but something else I mail-order in bulk are alcohol pads, gloves, and tissues. I can get a much cheaper deal online than anywhere in stores.
4-I decided to go get a BJ's membership(I'll make a post about that later) and picked up a case of 24 Boost High Protein for 24 dollars. This is a great savings! Walmart had the original boost's on sale for $9.99 for a 6 pack. That let me save about .66 a piece.
As you can see, it's not much of a payday fun day. However, I am grateful everyday that I am at least able to afford everything that I need to try to stay as healthy as I can.