"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. " -Helen Keller

Saturday, April 30, 2005

I'm sorry I've been such a slacker but...

I have been so, so tired. On the rare day that I actually have the energy to do something, I have been putting together the quilt that the ladies on my cross stitch board all stitched squares for. It has 28 cross stitched squares. The cross stitch squares are being alternated with fabric squares with little boy type designs (trucks, race cars, dinosaurs, etc). The finished quilt is going to be about 62 inches wide by 80 inches long. I have all seven rows of ssquares assembled and now I'm putting the whole theing together. If I had anything approaching my normal level of energy, I would have finished this weeks ago but, as it is, it has been very slow going. I feel the need to get the quilt done ASAP because it is for the son of one of our board members and he is very ill.

On the pregnancy front, all seems to be going well. I went in last Wednesday (the 27th) and filled out all the paperwork that moves me from the normal roster of patients to the list of obstetrical patients. God I hate paperwork. *My OB was out of town so I don't have my next u/s scheduled but I should hear something about that early next week. And, I have my first normal OB appointment scheduled for May 18th. I will be just one day shy of 11 weeks at that point. I'm hoping we'll be able to hear the hb with the doppler at that point (with my oldest we heard it at 10 weeks...youngest we didn't hear it via doppler until 16).

Oh yeah...I've decided that as much as I hate insurance companies, I am not allowed to bitch about mine for the duration of this pregnancy. I got my OB to rewrite my Lovenox prescription so I get a 30 day supply instead of 14 days worth at a time. We did this because my copay is the same for any prescription (up to one month's worth). When I went in to fill it, the pharmacist made the comment "Lets see what your copay will be on this." I guess he said that because some insurance plans charge you a percentage of the actual cost of the drug. I told him that the copay would be $30 because thats what it always was for the drugs on the top price tier for my insurance. My pharmacist told me I was lucky because the out of pocket cost of a 30 day supply of Lovenox was $3000 (yes folks, there are suppose to be 3 zeroes). I knew it was a pricey drug but I was so stunned that I looked straight at him and said "Holy shit."

10 comments:

Jill C. said...

Oh Kristin Im so very happy for you! As soon as I read your post, I came here to check this out. I'll have to mark it so I can come back and check on you. Congrats to you and Vic.

Jen P said...

Holy Shit is right!! $3000!? Holy crap!!! Bless your insurance and may they never treat you poorly!!!

Hope you get some more energy and that you get to hear that beautiful sound really, really soon.

Good luck with the cross-stitching and hope it all turns out beautifully.

Wishing you the best!

Susan/suvel said...

Awwwww, hon I am SO happy for you! This is exactly what happened after all those losses for me and when I was expecting Gideon and went in for a 6 week u/s the doc said "it's a good one" and he had not said that about the others. I guess they can tell ;) You will continue to be in my prayers.

~Susan

Susie said...

Hi, Kristin, I came over to thank you for visiting my site. I, too, have dealt with primary and secondary infertility. Many pregnancies, one 9-year-old daughter. I am very happy for you. God bless and keep you through a safe, healthy pregnancy.

Ana said...

$3000!! What is Lovenox? I don't think I ever heard of that drug here but it better be a miracle drug!

I'm so happy to hear everything is looking good!

Anonymous said...

Kristin - congrats, I am so happy and am crossing all my figners and toes for the pregnancy. So 8/12/05 - that's 12th August, right, not December 8?

Jen (jenburt)

Dee said...

Glad to hear you're doing so well as is the baby! What great news. And let's hear it for a rewritten script for 30 days worth of meds--and for the fact that you don't have to hand over $3,000 each month if you didn't have insurance!

Looking forward to more good news to come :-)

Heather in OHio said...

Congrats Kristin!! I am so happy for you! Praying for you and the little one these. (((hugs)))))

The Lioness said...

Holy shit indeed! I'm simply glad you can have it at all.

chris said...

Yes, Lovenox is ridiculous. Hope you are doing okay. Keep us posted.