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Dept. of Deciding to be Happy

Being Sour's a Losing Game
     Says the woman who decided, upon being visited by at least one cherub of her better nature, not to get upset about missing the monthly mortgage deadline by two hours and having to add $90 to the payment.
     Says the woman who decided to stop being upset about the Great (and unsuccessful) Pharmacy Hunt for BB's meds ("no, we don't have enough here for a full fill, and we can't give a partial because it's a controlled substance ... let me check ... no, they don't have 'em there ... let me check ... yeah, they have them in the next town over ... good luck!" "Oh. No, we don't have enough brand name med ... no, we just checked with your insurance ... long story short? They decided not to pay for generic ... yeah, just decided this year ... so, yeah. Sorry.")
     Says the woman who decided - ultimately, eventually, after ice cream and "Up" courtesy of FB - not to get exercised by the sewer backup that might have flooded the furnace, had BB and FB not noticed. The backup that will require more plumbers to come in, and take up portions of the carpet to get to the pipe, to rod out the sewer, which was not clogged by us, but by three floors above us. Which should have been rodded out every six months ... oh, it's a long story.

     But you know? Life isn't bad, chez CasaKaffyr, says the woman who's thinking of Haiti. Yeah. Not gonna bitch.


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Jan. 17th, 2010 08:21 am (UTC)
Good examples and a good point.

It IS amazing what a difference a little perspective brings...
Jan. 17th, 2010 05:15 pm (UTC)
Awhile back, I was sniping that I didn't want to have top lay the perspective game; that my own misfortunes deserve to bitched about even though we all acknowledge their tiny stature next to some other peoples' troubles. At that point, I was saying, "Yes I know I'm better off than a woman in Darfur, looking for food for her family. But that doesn't strip me of the right to bitch over my own circumstances."

In this case, however, perspective is rather inescapable.
Jan. 17th, 2010 02:46 pm (UTC)
Oh. No, we don't have enough brand name med ... no, we just checked with your insurance ... long story short? They decided not to pay for generic ... yeah, just decided this year ... so, yeah. Sorry.")

I have pretty much exactly the same issue. The saviors here is the fact that you can now get 90 days scripts written on most Schedule II meds in Illinois and use the mail-in pharmacies, which often save you a bit (2 copays, not 3) and more importantly, you don't have to play the great game of "Which effing pharmacy will fill the damn thing today?"

That's assuming, of course, that BB's med are on the same schedule that mine are. The again, Schedule II is the most restrictive schedule that you can write a script for, so if they're lower, it shouldn't be an issue to get a 90 day, and if they're higher, I really want to know where your getting them filled... :-)

As to the sewer. When something goes wrong in the next few days, you can look at the person causing this and say. "No, sorry, I have quite enough shit in my life now. Would you like to come to my place and see it?"

Jan. 17th, 2010 05:19 pm (UTC)
I think his and yours are in the same church, and probably in the same pew. He already gets 90 day supplies, but after he talked with the insurance company go-betweens, he took a look at the web page that lists his particular meds and what the retail costs are v the co-pay. In some cases, he found, it will behoove him to tell the pharmacy not to bill the insurers. Just bill us for the lower retail price. Christ on a crutch.

The sewer comment suggestion? Yeah, that's one I should use. Instead, I'm fashioning a nice email to the condo association head, which we'll send, and then follow up immediately with a friendly phone call.
Jan. 17th, 2010 04:41 pm (UTC)
I think it is crazy that they wouldn't accept generic. The insurance company must have a contract with the producers for the name brand that gives them a juicy overall discount.
Jan. 17th, 2010 05:21 pm (UTC)
I think you have hit it on its pointy little head there. Bastards.
Jan. 17th, 2010 08:59 pm (UTC)
Man, that's a lot of nuisance in your life. When it rains it pours, I suppose. My sympathy! Big kudos to you for keeping perspective and good cheer.
Jan. 17th, 2010 09:07 pm (UTC)
Thanks - we sent an email off to the president and treasurer of the condo association, told them to talk it over, and that we'd contact them by Monday night if they hadn't gotten in touch with us first. We'll see how things play out.

And perspective? Well, without it, we'd all be flat and uninteresting. Heh.
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