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kimber9807
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   Posted 4/21/2010 5:33 AM (GMT -7)   
I have a pm appt on April 30th. As with me there is nothing new to report . I hope everyone has a lpd.
im dxed with  herniated discs,fibromylagia , scolosis,ddd,athritis, spinal stenosis , spinal blockage ,gerd,gastric ulcer (2008), pernicous anemia , folic acid anemia and gallbladder removal 3/23/10.
 
meds: lunesta, prilosec otc, ,reglan,bentyl, ibuprofren, folic acid , b12 injections, zyrtec and benadryl.
 
Just added : folic acid supplement  1 mg a day for the next year and also b12 injections increased to once a month. pernicous anemia and  Folic acid anemia.


Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 4/21/2010 8:17 AM (GMT -7)   
 
 
   Dear Kimber,
 
     Good morning. I am glad you stopped by. I remember when I had mentioned a pain management specialist with you a few days ago you had said your insurance carrier would think of it as "pre-existing". Did you find out different? I sure hope so, the last thing you need is to pay for anything more out of pocket.
 
      I really hope this PM is able to aggresivly treat your pain. I hope she is able to help. Also, I am so relieved to see in your previous thread, that the tests came back negative. What a relief to have that weight off your shoulders. Try to take it easy and do light activity.
 
     *Hugg*
       dani

 

 

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kimber9807
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   Posted 4/21/2010 8:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Im not going for my back . I am going for my surgery pain which my pm has agreed to treat til I heal.Not sure if insurance will pay for it or not but only planning on going for a few months til the surgery pain goes away . I dont treat my back pain or fibro.
im dxed with  herniated discs,fibromylagia , scolosis,ddd,athritis, spinal stenosis , spinal blockage ,gerd,gastric ulcer (2008), pernicous anemia , folic acid anemia and gallbladder removal 3/23/10.
 
meds: lunesta, prilosec otc, ,reglan,bentyl, ibuprofren, folic acid , b12 injections, zyrtec and benadryl.
 
Just added : folic acid supplement  1 mg a day for the next year and also b12 injections increased to once a month. pernicous anemia and  Folic acid anemia.


Snowbunny21
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   Posted 4/21/2010 8:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Kimber,

How wonderful to know that you don't have any surgical complications or infections...as Dani said..that will hopefully take away a lot of the angst of being able to walk and start recovering without fear of injuring yourself..that will really be the key now that you are at the one month mark and to have the pain lessen day by day...

That's great that you changed your mind and decided to call the PM...I hope that you have checked with your insurance as you ran into the problem with your actual surgery and having to pay out of pocket a lot of money...

I hope that it will be be covered as surgical or acute pain ...but I would make sure..

Keep us posted..
SB and "the pup who snores loudly" 
 
ACDF C5-C7, (no hardware), with autograft bone Nov. 2001
(reabsorption of bone 2 years later...still lost in body..expect to burp it out at anytime..haha")) 
ACDF with hardware, allograft bone Nov. 2005 
Anterior and Posterior CDF, allograft bone with BMP, removal of old hardware, use of titanium plates, rods, screws, & kitchen sink (lol) Oct 2006
 
 


kimber9807
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   Posted 4/21/2010 8:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Im not having more tests unless my pm orders them . I am going to the pm for as long as it takes for my surgery pain to go away and heal. The few months was an example as if it took that long to heal . Pm would treat me for it . I am not going to be on pain meds for a continous basis like you all . I only can afford a few months of treatment if my insurance dont cover it . I do have chronic pain with my back and fibro and I treat that with Ibuprofren but Ibuprofren does nothing for my surgery pain as my surgeon dont want to treat my surgery pain anymore .my pm has agreed to take over til I am healed and dont need pain meds anymore.My pm knows my situation and he agreed to take over my pain meds til I heal from surgery.
im dxed with  herniated discs,fibromylagia , scolosis,ddd,athritis, spinal stenosis , spinal blockage ,gerd,gastric ulcer (2008), pernicous anemia , folic acid anemia and gallbladder removal 3/23/10.
 
meds: lunesta, prilosec otc, ,reglan,bentyl, ibuprofren, folic acid , b12 injections, zyrtec and benadryl.
 
Just added : folic acid supplement  1 mg a day for the next year and also b12 injections increased to once a month. pernicous anemia and  Folic acid anemia.


kimber9807
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   Posted 4/21/2010 8:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Snowbunny,yes I can start to move around now that my pm has taken over and prescribed a few pain meds til my appt with him on April 30th . Hopefully i wont need pain meds for much longer than a month or 2.
im dxed with  herniated discs,fibromylagia , scolosis,ddd,athritis, spinal stenosis , spinal blockage ,gerd,gastric ulcer (2008), pernicous anemia , folic acid anemia and gallbladder removal 3/23/10.
 
meds: lunesta, prilosec otc, ,reglan,bentyl, ibuprofren, folic acid , b12 injections, zyrtec and benadryl.
 
Just added : folic acid supplement  1 mg a day for the next year and also b12 injections increased to once a month. pernicous anemia and  Folic acid anemia.


kimber9807
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   Posted 4/21/2010 8:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Snowbunny, if its not covered under the insurance . We will pay for it ourselves and make payments if need be . Have a lpd.
im dxed with  herniated discs,fibromylagia , scolosis,ddd,athritis, spinal stenosis , spinal blockage ,gerd,gastric ulcer (2008), pernicous anemia , folic acid anemia and gallbladder removal 3/23/10.
 
meds: lunesta, prilosec otc, ,reglan,bentyl, ibuprofren, folic acid , b12 injections, zyrtec and benadryl.
 
Just added : folic acid supplement  1 mg a day for the next year and also b12 injections increased to once a month. pernicous anemia and  Folic acid anemia.


PAlady
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   Posted 4/21/2010 2:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Kimber,
Just FYI in case your insurance doesn't pay for your medication, there are some very good resources in the CP101 forum that I use because I don't have any prescription coverage at all. The discount card from www.yourrxcard.com has been particularly helpful, and can be used with or without insurance. I called all the pharmacies and compared prices, and found Walmart to be the least expensive for my percocet. They're generic, so I private pay. If you go to the site, there's a tool on it that you can put in different medications and your zip code and they'll list all the pharmacies in your area and how much that medication would cost. It cuts my percocet cost in half. I think you can even try to use it for your co-pay, if that's high. It depends on your insurance, but you can print out the card very easily and have the pharmacy put it in the system under your name, and then they'll check the prices and give you the lowest one.

Maybe this will help a bit.

PaLady

Retired Mom
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   Posted 4/21/2010 5:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey PaLady,

I'm glad you mentioned that. I have to admit that I never read the entire thing (at least not in a long time). I'll be going there and looking again for sure.

I also go online to the site for each med and look for coupons. Kapadex, singular and voltaren gel all have coupons on the sites that you can print and take in to the pharmacy. I always check with any name brand med to see if they have a promotion going before I fill. I've saved a great deal doing this.

Great point!
DDD, CPS, TLIF L5-S1 2009, FIBRO, VERTIGO, MIGRAINES, GERD, SLEEP DISORDER, NISSEN FUNDOPLICATION (failed), DEPRESSION, EXTREME ANXIETY DISORDER, OCPD, PTSD, CHRONIC MUSCLE SPASMS, HGH DEFICIENCY, VIT D DEFICIENCY, CARPLE TUNNEL SYNDROME, BLOOD SUGAR ISSUES, THYROID CYSTS, AND SERIOUS MOOD SWINGS :) 
 
 


Snowbunny21
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   Posted 4/21/2010 5:41 PM (GMT -7)   
FYI...I don't have insurance and I go to Sam's club for my medicine...You do not have to be a member to use their pharmacy...and it's strange..in my area which is a large metro...it's cheaper at Sam's than the closest Walmart to me...maybe because they buy in larger quantities? I have no clue..

But that's a great reminder PALady to call around and ask:) as well as the coupons Retiredmom..

I certainly hope you are now able to get some sleep Kimber which should also help with your pain...

Take care..
SB and "the pup who snores loudly" 
 
ACDF C5-C7, (no hardware), with autograft bone Nov. 2001
(reabsorption of bone 2 years later...still lost in body..expect to burp it out at anytime..haha")) 
ACDF with hardware, allograft bone Nov. 2005 
Anterior and Posterior CDF, allograft bone with BMP, removal of old hardware, use of titanium plates, rods, screws, & kitchen sink (lol) Oct 2006
 
 


PAlady
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   Posted 4/21/2010 7:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Snowbunny,
Remember you can use the discount card I mentioned even with the low price. Since Walmart accepts the discount card, I'm guessing Sam's club would, too. So you can save even more. And using that medication search tool on the yourrxcard.com site allows you to search from home. The card saves me about half the cost of my percocet - and that's half off the Walmart price.

PaLady

momtofourangels
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   Posted 4/21/2010 9:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Kimber
 
I'm so glad to hear that you don't have an infection or anything like that.  It's good to hear that your pm dr. agreed to take care of you and prescribe pain meds  until you're healed.  Try to get rest now and aren't you glad you don't have to lay on the couch all day now.  I bet that feels good.  I hope the pain meds help.
 
hugs
Loretta
Dx:  ddd, spinal stenosis, bone spurs, hypothyroidism, typeII diabetes, asthma, allergies, high blood pressure, polycystic ovary syndrome, PTSD, depression, anxiety


Snowbunny21
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   Posted 4/22/2010 3:45 AM (GMT -7)   
PALady..thank you! I didn't realize I could use the card on top of the Sam's price...I will check that out immediately:)
SB and "the pup who snores loudly" 
 
ACDF C5-C7, (no hardware), with autograft bone Nov. 2001
(reabsorption of bone 2 years later...still lost in body..expect to burp it out at anytime..haha")) 
ACDF with hardware, allograft bone Nov. 2005 
Anterior and Posterior CDF, allograft bone with BMP, removal of old hardware, use of titanium plates, rods, screws, & kitchen sink (lol) Oct 2006
 
 


kimber9807
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   Posted 4/22/2010 12:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Palady. My insurance requires I order my prescriptions in their mail order pharmacy if it is a regular med you are on for a chronic condition. If im on a med for a short time I can go to any local pharmacy. So if I have to be on pain meds for a few months I have to order them through my insurance Pharmacy. So hopefully As far as precription for pain meds I know my insurance will cover that because they are having been covering the pain meds I have been taking since the surgery. I just dont know if they will pay for the pm dr. Because with my insurance i dont need a referall just have to pay a higher co pay. Take Care. I hope you have a lpd.
im dxed with  herniated discs,fibromylagia , scolosis,ddd,athritis, spinal stenosis , spinal blockage ,gerd,gastric ulcer (2008), pernicous anemia , folic acid anemia and gallbladder removal 3/23/10.
 
meds: lunesta, prilosec otc, ,reglan,bentyl, ibuprofren, folic acid , b12 injections, zyrtec and benadryl.
 
Just added : folic acid supplement  1 mg a day for the next year and also b12 injections increased to once a month. pernicous anemia and  Folic acid anemia.

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