Janumet, Invokana and Diabetic Discount Drama!


How I got Invokana
and Janumet for “Almost Free”

For those who are regular readers of my blog, I ask for your understanding.  Alas, this post will be DRAMA free!  Eeeeeekkkk!  Aaaaaiiiieeeeee!  Yes, I know, it is hard to believe that I can do a post with no drama… … well with a minimal amount of drama, but tis true.  :-)

So… about getting drugs for “almost free” …

It helps if you have insurance

Actually, it REALLY helps if you have insurance.ACA image 

If you are a low income individual without insurance; or if you are a small business owner who wants to see if you can get a better deal; or if you are just curious, then head on over to Healthcare.gov and get all the information on how to use the insurance exchanges and perhaps qualify for subsidies.

It may, depending on your circumstances be possible for you to sign up even though open enrollment has closed.

Also, it MIGHT also be possible for you to get your health insurance for FREE or for you to receive substantial subsidies from the Federal Government (US Residents only) to help you pay for your health insurance.
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Speaking from a personal point of view, without the insurance that I get thanks to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, my life would be in mortal danger.

No drama.

No kidding.

100% truth.

If you have insurance, the insurance should pay MOST of the cost of these drugs

Drug Formulary Yes and No

But every insurance policy is different; you need to check to be sure.

Using myself as an example: when I first tried to fill the prescription for these two drugs, I discovered that my copay for each drug, after the insurance was applied, was $100 (100 x 2 =$200 per month).

Eeeeeeeekkkk!! oh, oopps I said no drama.  My bad.  Moving on. ;-)

To find out how much your copay is going to be before you go by the pharmacy, ou have to check something called a “drug formulary.

You can usually find the Drug Formulary in a PDF file or as a searchable database on your insurance company’s website.  Or you can call the customer service 800 # for your insurance company and ask for a paper copy be mailed to you.

Check the back of your

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Yes, I know the place is a mess — The tech guys are working on it!


Update on July 27th — the problem is fixed!  Yay!

Woke up this morning and the problem had been fixed.  yay!  Everything has been set back to “normal” so my site is pretty again.

But because there are links out on the Interwebz to this page, I’m leaving it here.  :-)  For Histerical perposes…

All WordPress sites are having a display issue

The dog broke it ©2011

Sorry guys, I know that my blog looks like crap right now.

But it isn’t my fault.  It is happening to any blog hosted by WordPress.com.

I hopped over to the support forums and the place is going NUTS!

The WordPress tekkie guys are working on the problem.  (as of 3:00 am Central Standard Time — in the US)

BUT… I know what has happened….  Shhhhhhh..

The dog broke it!”

So, my apologies to anyone coming to the site.  It is actually much prettier than you see right now and better organized.  :-)

The content is all here, but the menu is messed up.  And my cool header graphic is not there and the background image isn’t showing.

And of course the menu is a MESS!   Stay tuned!  I apologize for the mess.

I’m headed to bed now.  Hopefully things will be fixed by tomorrow.  G’nite!

I’m featured in Diabetes Health Magazine!


They Like Me!  They really really Like Me!

Applause KittyI’d like to thank the Academy….  ;-)

Ok, ok, so it ain’t an Oscar, but it does feel pretty good!  You, my loyal readers, should know by now that I’m a shy retiring wall flower…

What?  Do I hear howls of disbelieving laughter from the galleries?

Ok, ok,  tis true…  I love to talk about uhmmm, well “Moi” so when this very nice reporter Tanya Caylor from Diabetes Health Magazine emailed me and said she wanted to do a “profile” of me, I thought “This has got to be a joke”

So, before replying I checked and discovered that “Yes” there really is a magazine called “Diabetes Health” and yes there really is a reporter named Tanya Caylor who has written for them and who also blogs online and who writes a column called “Adventures in Food and Fitness,” which is  published every other Monday in the Health Section of The Fort Wayne News-Sentinel.

So, having determined that this was not a phishing attempt and not spam, I replied back and set up a phone interview. She called me; I had a lovely conversation with Ms Caylor.  And that was that.  Then about a week ago, I got an email saying….

Tah-DAH!

…the article had been posted on the Diabetes Health website.  It will be appearing in the next paper issue of the magazine as well, but it is now live on their website:

Screen shot of my profile on Diabetes Health website - cropped

Woo Hoo!  Uh-huh!  Doin’ a happy dance while typing!  Woot!  YeeeeeeeeeeeeeHaaaaaaaawwwwwww

I invite you go go check it out.  And click the “share” buttons!  Woot!  You can click on the image up above or if you like here is the text link: Diabetes Diagnosis Gets Derailed Dance Champion Focused on Health

And, for the record, the lovely and very talented lady in the photo featured in the article is one of my dance coaches, Natalja Sawal. We danced together for two years.

See ya on the dance floor!

Tony’s Take on: The Perfect Survey Site


What should you look for in an
Online Survey or a MicroTasking Site?

survey dudeWhen I first started doing “online surveys” to make a little bit of money, I didn’t know much of anything — about anything, so I had pretty low expectations. Actually, I had no expectations — I didn’t know enough to have expectations.

After doing this for over two years, thus having learned “in the school of hard knocks” as it were, there are certain things which I look for in a “good” survey site.  And things which you should look for too.

Ahhhhh, Grasshoppah, you seek and you shall receive the wisdom of Master Yoda, ahem “Mastah Tony.” Yessssss, Grasshoppah, Master Tony will reveal all…

— and you folks in the back can stop sniggering like, uhmmm now! ;-)  And yes, I know I was mixing up my movies.  I can do that… it is called creative license..  grin

Show me the CASH!

fat-cat-in-da-moneyLet’s face it. I’m doing online surveys for the money. Not for fun. Not to “improve products.” Not to further academic research. Not to better mankind.

I live on a very small monthly pension plus whatever I can scrape together through half-a-dozen different means, including taking online surveys.

Don’t misunderstand me. I am not cheating. I am not trying to scam the system. I am not just randomly clicking answers.

I actually do read the questions.  I try to do a “good job” by answering honestly. But when all is said and done, I would not be answering all those surveys IF I wasn’t PAID for my time!

So, like any other “job” that is “just a job” — I’m in it for the money.

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307.4 OMG! OMG! OMG! 307.4!!!!!!!!!


307.4 lbs!!!!  OMG!

 

Calvin and Hobbes Dancing

Did I mention that my weight today on the scale was 307.4 lbs?  I did, oh, then that’s it .  I now return you to your normally scheduled…

BUT WAIT!  307.4!!!!  Didchagetthat?!?!

That, my dear readers, is LESS THAN 310!!!!!  OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG!

swooningI do declare I may faint from happiness! The vapors; the VAYpoors…. I haz tha VAYpoor….    Swoooooooon

[yes, the image of a hairy balding 50 something white dude swooning
like an old time silent film star is going to be stuck in your head for the rest of the day]

But I haven’t seen 310 in AGES! let alone been UNDER 310 — that, my friends, is swoon worthy!

THIS IS HUGE (pardon the pun)

BIG

COLLOSUL…  COLLOSEL ?  COlluseaoul?

REALLY REALLY BIG!

Darn you spell check! You failed me when I needed you most!  How do you spell that word anyway!

For those of you keeping count.  That makes my total weight loss just a teeny bit under 25 lbs — close enough to round to 25!!!

Woot!  Uh-huh!  WHO da man?  Huh?  WhoseYerDaddy?!!  Take THAT foul fatness!

Why the sudden and dramatic downward trend?

apothecaryDude, I’m doin’ drugs.

Don’t getcher panties in a twist.  They are legal “diabetic” drugs.  But because my body is starting to behave the way it should, it is no longer sending FEED ME messages all the time

Which means that I’m not eating as much.

Which means that I’m using the abundant supplies of food I have stored in the subcutaneous and intramuscular spaces in my body and TAH DAH!  WEIGHT LOSS!

Whew! I’m worn out! I need a cigarette.  Well not really, but you get the gist… wink wink

Did I mention I weighed 307.4 lbs today?  Oh, I did, ok then.

See ya on the dance floor!

 

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