Breathing Air

My credit card company, for some inane reason, decided to up my credit limit (I mean, I’m unemployed! What better reason to up my limit!).

So I took the opportunity to stock up on my meds, since as soon as I can’t make that CC payment, they’re going to cut me off.

This cost me:

2 50-count containers of testing strips (I test 4-7 times a day): $60.00
1 bottle of Lantus (long-lasting insulin): $86.59
1 bottle of Novolog (meal insulin): $95.99

Technically, this is only supposed to last me about a month. If I push it (which I will), it can last me two months (except the testing strips, which I’ll have to buy more of in a few weeks).

For serious, when I have health insurance again and the chief topic on my mind is no longer, “How can I afford the drugs I need in order to keep breathing air?” I will likely blog about them less, but for better or worse, these are the life details that are sort of consuming me at the moment.

Also: faxing resumes costs me $14. And there were stamps to buy (going up 2 cents on the 14th) and manilla envelopes. And $32.99 for computer ink.

Don’t bother to add that all up. It was a lot. I closed my eyes and swiped the card.

Things will get better.

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