Friday, February 20, 2009

I feel so bad!

I don't have insurance so if I go to the doctor I must really be sick! I went today. I have a double ear infection and head congestion. I have taken a decongestion med and I still can't breathe. My nose is so sore from trying to blow! I have also had problems with my eyes again. I get what is like pink eye but they keep telling me it is allergy based conjunctivitis. It is so annoying and driving me insane and my over the counter antistimine drops just are not working. So, my nurse practitioner called her friend who is an eye doctor and he told me to come and I would not owe a penny and he would try to find me some samples or really cheap meds. So, I went! He believes that it is not allergy related but he thinks that I have dry eyes that go so long and then they produce this conjunctivitis like symptoms. He gave me samples and something that will help moisturizes my eyes. He wants me to come back on Monday and he is trying to get me some samples of Restasis. This is an expensive med and you need to have three months before it will work fully. He ask the nurse when the samples guy came and she told him Monday and that she gave all of those samples to his receptionist. She did not know I was behind him, but that made me kind of mad. But oh well they are going to try to get some more on Monday, but I doubt it. I also got a big fat shot at my regular doctor. I went searching for some eye drops that the doctor wanted me to go get, he said they were $4.00 at Wal-Mart. Well I went to my regular pharmacist because she always gives me the best price and she said those were $61. She called Wal-Mart and they said they were on the list. When I got over there, they told me they were not. I took my prescription back to my regular pharmacist and the doctor called in something else that was $11 and I had to go back to his office and get an antibiotic drop. So, it was really a tiring day and when I got home I thought I'd be able to rest but dh said he was taking my son to Cub Scouts. I put a movie on for the kids and tried to get something to eat. I just hope they get back soon.


Kristi said...

Oh no!!! What an exhausting day. And so frustrating too. On top of not feeling good! I'm so sorry!! I hope a good nights sleep does you some good. Of course with all your symptoms, including the ear infection, I'm guessing you aren't sleeping too well. Hope are you better soon!

Renee said...

So sorry to hear you are going through all of that. Hope you're feeling better soon!

Carrie said...

Wow, I am so sorry that you are having to go through all that! I hate being sick, It just really sucks raw eggs! I just kick and scream and fuss and gripe when I am sick, I can't stand it! Get better soon!