First, I am doing extremely well with my blood sugar. I finally started paying attention to when I am full, and I was surprised at how little I can eat and still feel full. Also, as I indicated before I changed injection sites from my thigh to my stomach and have been getting great test results. So both together have been doing great.
The famous Doughnut Hole - something to look forward to when you get on Medicare. Doesn't make any difference whether it's original Medicare and a drug plan or one of the Medicare advantage plans, the doughnut hole is still there.
I have been on a Medicare advantage plan for eight years. There have been a number of years when I thought I was gonna fall in that hole, but through careful management managed to escape.
This year I fell in with no warning. There would have been one If I had been keeping better tabs on my drug expenses so it's partly my fault. I have three prescriptions that I get through my insurance because there is no generic for them. I get as many through Walmart's cash program as possible, and some I get over the counter.
Anyway, I was refilling an Rx online and got to the check out. What would normally have been $125 for three was now $295. That was only one, I still had another RX that would be due soon.I decided not to get the refill.
Thankfully I had just refilled my insulin at the normal price. I don't think though I have enough to last until the end of the year. Since I am T2, I can do without it for a few weeks. If that one RX was that high, I shudder to see what my Levemir would be.
Ain't life grand. I can't describe the sinking feeling I had when this happened. It took me about a day before I realized that without these three Rxs I wasn't gonna die. My blood pressure might rise some, and my blood sugar probably will, but I might be able to con my doctor out of some samples of Levemir when I see him in November. Who knows. I do know though that the world isn't gonna end just because I've fallen down the doughnut hole. Better than falling down the rabbit hole.