I sure will start to pray that they will accept the appeal you applied for and you get those drugs covered. My goodness, it is not like you have any choice. Without the drugs you would have no quality to your life at all. It's not like you are asking them to cover you for some kind of 'botox" to get rid of a few wrinkles. You truly need these meds. i do not understand how the US system works. But it just seems like when you need compassion and understanding the most you have to fight for it.
We have some similar issues in Canada, except we can see whatever doc we want. You just sometimes have to wait a long time to get in to see one of the best docs.
Our medicine is not covered either unless you are a pensionere or are on welfare and then they can make you take the chapest form of the drug.
For example my Humira was $1789.00. Luckily, I am on a long term disability leave, but officially I am still employed by my old employer. Thus Humira is covered under my drug plan. The drug plan at my work requires you to pay out for the medicine first and then get reimbursed.
I am pretty sure that I have noticed a couple of posts by different people on how Americans can get drugs cheaper, or for free.
My best girl friend used to be a doctor, well she still is, but as long as she attended some continuing education courses, she would get massive amounts of samples of drugs. She used these for her own family and self, since she did not have a drug plan, self employed, and she would give them to her patients who had told her that the cost of prescriptions was difficult. She would also use the samples if she was not sure how well a drug would work and wanted to do some trials.
I have never heard of that new antibiotic and am not sure if it is available in Canada yet.
But it sounds similar to zithromax and might really help you.
I am glad you found an ENT surgeon accepted by your insurance, and August will not come soon enough for you.
I am going to write a seperate post for all of my wonderful friends here at arthritis HW to tell them all about my rheumy appt. today and that will fill you in on how I am.
Thanks for asking. Take care. keep me posted.