You're very welcome about
the posting and I'm glad to hear that pain wise things are better. I also understand about
the financial stress, but I thank God I have medical/prescript
ion coverage through my husband's employer. I would be desolate without it. As it is things are really tight and we're having to make some tough choices where we used to be able to do pretty much whatever we felt like. I'm so happy that my daughter still gets to do special things with her grandparents that she would never be able to without them. It is a relief to feel that she still gets to have some fun....and she's growing up to be a very special young lady who helps me so much.
Thank you Flower for your comments! I appreciate the thought and also the well wishes about the hands. I'm sorry I left you guys for a while and I'll try to do better but no promises because the bad days sometimes make me no fun for posting and not much of a support person. I just lurk a little on those days and hope for better ones.
I have to admit that I haven't read everything in the CP 101, but I know my (now deceased) father-in-law had his medications at little or no cost from the Lilly program and others like it. Everything had to be completed at the Dr's office and they NEVER mentioned to him that they could do it. If you ask, however, they will probably know what I am referring to. It may already be covered in the 101 area. Anyway, he survived on samples and on medications from clinical trials he participated in and those from companies providing meds to "indigent" persons because his income was so low. He was severely injured in an on-the-job accident and lost a limb years before I met him. He had medical care for that particular injury through the settlement (it was a HORRIBLE and avoidable incident) but it left him with serious PTSD and other medical issues followed that were not covered. When we found the programs, he was given a whole new chance to live a better life...sort of meds or bills before that.
I also understand the SSD thing and I'm waiting for my second denial myself. I say denial because that's almost always what happens :(
I hope we all have better luck than most!