Reading over some of my most recent posts, I got a little depressed. At first I felt sorry for the author, until I realized the author was me. Then I got a bit upset with myself for being such a downer. There is no reason for me to release such negative energy. That is just not my style; even if BIG PHARM really is
behaving in such a butt-head manner. There is always an alternative and if you work hard enough, light will appear at the end of that tunnel.
Yesterday the light blazed brightly in my favor.
When I retired last June, I felt that I could no longer afford PEIA insurance and went in search of a more affordable plan. BIG mistake. Expensive lesson learned. I should have read the small, very fine print hidden on my insurance card. I had no prescription drug plan. This was an Obama Care plan.
Distraught, especially with my recent Ampyra fiasco, I contacted multiple health insurance agencies in hopes of finding something more fashionable. Nothing.
And then I remembered that open enrollment package from PEIA I thought I had received by mistake. I severed ties with them. Why am I receiving info from them?
Because I still had life insurance; therefore still in the system; therefore they had not forgotten me; therefore I CAN STILL BE COVERED BY PEIA!
And...with my neuro's request...Ampyra can and will be mine again.
Initially I thought I was saving a dime or two, but now I am in hock for quite a few dollars. I refuse to let that get me down. I will pay my bills as I can (no flavored coffee creamer for me) and I will suck it up when my monthly paycheck is a bit lighter.
We just don't know what we've got until it's gone. Thank goodness I didn't allow this to go one any longer than it did. And thank you, PEIA, for letting me jump back on board. This means that Ampyra should be back in my life by summer and prescriptions (although my family really doesn't like them) will be affordable.
Life is good.
God is good.
That light looks really bright.
And it's all because I didn't give up.
Don't give up.