Posted: Jul 19, 2014 3:51 am
by Sciwoman
Fallible wrote:I...you have to buy insulin?? Fuck, of course you do. Jesus.

Yeah, I have to buy the meds for my rheumatoid arthritis. One of them retails for about $2600 a month, but because I have decent insurance I only pay about $17 a month. I pay about $10 a month for the other one and around another $10 a month for the one that prevents to worst side effects of the second one.

I worry about getting older. I have no children and my husband is 12 and a half years older than I am. I worry about my mother getting older. She's in her earlier 70's and married to a man who is about 12 years younger, but at some point, she is going to need help, whether it is her husband or her children. There are days I can barely take care of myself, much less anyone else.

If things ever get bad enough, I hope I am able to take care of myself or at least am able to put an end to it on my own. I have several chronic conditions and the best I can hope for as I get older is that things will stabilize and not get too much worse. Worst case scenario is that I'll get to the point where I am barely able to move and will need around the clock care. Hopefully, I'll have the option to put an end to all of it rather than live alone and in severe, chronic pain.