First of all I want to apologise for my absence, I've been helping some one's moving sale, and trust me it's so frustrating when I see someone holding onto things she can't keep but won't sell for cheap.
NOW! I get a voucher for free insulin, please see the right side column for information if you need free or reduced meds. Anyway I took it to Wal-mart the first time, they took my voucher, handed me the insulin and off I went, NOT so with our lovely local Rite Aid.
**How can I tell the truth about a business?
**It's my blog and I can if I want, since it is the truth and people should be told the truth, if you find this harsh; oh well.
First of all the clerk was new and the computer wasn't functioning correctly, OK, I can understand that, but it was compounded by more, much, more.
They tried to charge me for the insulin, tried to give me the wrong kind, and then when a pharmacy tech took over they insisted I had to fill out a form so I could "be in their system". I'm allergic to about, well everything I've ever taken and I had to list those on the form, and I had already waited 15 minutes for three other customers, on those hard floors!!! [Hard floors; especially when standing for a long time is very hard on legs, hips and lower backs. I have a full compliment of each that don't like hard floors.] Finally while they put me "in their system" I had to wait a day for prepaid insulin!!!!
I'm not sure if y'all know where I stand on big government and "systems" but I absolutely HATE it. I'm an intensely private person, you only get the information I want to give out, and even if it seems I'm giving out personal stuff, remember, you don't know me. I'm on the Internet and you really don't know me. At least that's what I keep telling myself. But now the government has my information. My weird mind slides to the book 1984 and how the government managed to have the knowledge that the protagonist was terrified of rats. Yes, that does sound like a contradiction, sorry....
It isn't bad enough that the FDA is trying to kill us by approving "medicine" that is dangerous, but the pharmacies are collecting information to give our government to use against us.
I want to take this opportunity to add that this is not the first time I've had a problem with Rite Aid here in my small town with one pharmacy. I went there to buy Insulin last year and they tried to charge me $50.00 for a small vial of insulin that Wal-mart charges $19.95 for. I called the Rite Aid corporate office concerning this and was assured that they were supposed to match the Wal-mart price, so the very next time I needed insulin I went in and sure enough they tried to waaaaaay over charge me. They used the lack of a prescription as an excuse not to match the Wal-mart price. I want to let y'all know something, you do not NEED a prescription to buy insulin legally. I've found our local Rite Aid pharmacists tend to be arrogant and smug the service is awful and I won't go there again.
It was because I don't have insurance. Let me stop here and explain something,
People who do not have insurance make up for the short fall the drugs stores claim they have from accepting insurance payments. In other words, if you don't have the funds to pay the $800-$1000.00 per month for medical insurance, then you must pay extra for the test strips, the insulin and probably all the other 'medicines' people buy for their various illnesses. Doctor's office calls and all other hospital costs fees are higher too for the uninsured. If you don't believe me, why not check it out for yourself.
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If you are not already outraged here's more: If you are not in an emergency situation, broken bones, lacerated skin, damaged organs due to trauma, a doctor's only, ONLY, sole function is to give you drugs or carve you up. Since I no longer want or need either, I will do my best to stay as healthy as I can and not be a candidate for either.
Most, I guess I'd say all; disease that's not congenital, and at age 60 anything that is congenital would have shown up on ME by now, is caused by exterior factors, poor food choices is number one and then environmental pollutants, the second cause of disease. So GUESS WHAT? No matter how you slice it we are responsible for our own health, no matter what kind of health insurance we have and I'll wager that I'm right this minute even with the diabetes still hanging on by it's little fingertips, I'm healthier than most people who do have health insurance.
I eat a decent diet and avoid as many pollutants as possible and therefore have fewer free radicals running around in MY body than most people I meet. I'm losing weight and I feel so much better I know the CellPower™ ; with it's cellular oxygenating power, the pH adjustment and bacterial/viral/fungal control has really CHANGED MY LIFE!
I know I keep saying that but it's absolutely unbelievable how much better I am. I went from extremely sick to feeling great most of the time, my injuries still let me know all about it during bad weather but all in all I am really a changed woman.
The only other things I take are::coconut oil
is great for cooking and for continued weight loss. I really notice the difference in my weight control when I'm out of it for a while.
FLAX SEED OIL for my colon, but of course FLAX SEED OIL is also a great source of omega-3 essential fatty acids. And one each of the four essential minerals each day:
~SELENIUMhelps immune system,fights infection and aids circulation
~MAGNESIUMhelps to relax you, aids stress and muscle relaxing
~CHROMIUMimproves insulin sensitivity, and helps lower blood sugar.
I wish all of you the robust, vigorous health I'm getting closer to each day.
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~~~~Jokes And inspirations~~~~
It is better for civilization to be going down
the drain than to be coming up it.
-- Henry Allen
The town where I grew up has a zip code of
-- Martin Mull
Society, my dear, is like salt water, good to
swim in but hard to swallow.
-- Arthur Stringer,
How my achievements mock me!
-- William Shakespeare,
Being happy doesn't mean everything's perfect. It means you've decided to see beyond the imperfections
The other day a young person asked me how I felt about being old. I was taken aback, for I do not think of myself as old. Upon seeing my reaction, she was immediately embarrassed, but I explained that it was an interesting question, and I would ponder it, and let her know.
Old Age, I decided, is a gift.
I am now, probably for the first time in my life, the person I have always wanted to be. Oh, not my body! I sometime despair over my body, the wrinkles, the baggy eyes, and the sagging butt. And often I am taken aback by that old person that lives in my mirror (who looks like my mother!), but I don't agonize over those things for long.
I would never trade my amazing friends, my wonderful life, my loving family for less gray hair or a flatter belly. As I've aged, I've become more kind to myself, and less critical of myself. I've become my own friend. I don't chide myself for eating that extra cookie, or for not making my bed, or for buying that silly cement gecko that I didn't need, but looks so avante garde on my patio. I am entitled to a treat, to be messy, to be extravagant.
I have seen too many dear friends leave this world too soon; before they understood the great freedom that comes with aging.
Whose business is it if I choose to read or play on the computer until 4 AM and sleep until noon?
I will dance with myself to those wonderful tunes of the 60&70's, and if I, at the same time, wish to weep over a lost love ... I will.
I will walk the beach in a swim suit that is stretched over a bulging body, and will dive into the waves with abandon if I choose to, despite the pitying glances from the jet set.
They, too, will get old.
I know I am sometimes forgetful. But there again, some of life is just as well forgotten. And I eventually remember the important things.
Sure, over the years my heart has been broken. How can your heart not break when you lose a loved one, or when a child suffers, or even when somebody's beloved pet gets hit by a car? But broken hearts are what give us strength and understanding and compassion. A heart never broken is pristine and sterile and will never know the joy of being imperfect.
I am so blessed to have lived long enough to have my hair turning gray, and to have my youthful laughs be forever etched into deep grooves on my face. So many have never laughed, and so many have died before their hair could turn silver.
As you get older, it is easier to be positive. You care less about what other people think. I don't question myself anymore. I've even earned the right to be wrong.
So, to answer your question, I like being old. It has set me free. I like the person I have become. I am not going to live forever, but while I am still here, I will not waste time lamenting what could have been, or worrying about what will be. And I shall eat dessert every single day. (If I feel like it)
Have a blessed and healthy day