Not talking about water… but my diabetes supplies.
After having the twins in April, we decided I’d not return to work and I’m now officially a SAHM (Stay at Home Mom). One problem with that is insurance. My insurance through my former employer wasn’t the cheapest.. but we had good coverage. I did not have to pay a copay for my test strips or my insulin (even though for both, I did have to switch brands as I was entering my 3rd trimester.) But either way .. that was money we did not have to spend.
I also did not have a deductible, which came in very hand when it came to ordering my insulin pump supplies.
We are now all on my husband’s insurance, and we will have a huge deductible, so I’m finding myself trying to conserve my supplies as much as possible. My insulin, test strips, but especially my pump supplies. I’m wearing a site now that isn’t burning, the tape hasn’t peeled off yet (which is surprising is in this Texas heat), but I need to change it because I’ve noticed my numbers have ran higher-than-I’d-like since putting it on a few days ago.
Is it “bad” that even though I know I need to change it (and don’t worry, I will) I don’t WANT to change it, because it’ll burn an infusion set, which puts me one infusion set closer to having to fork over that big deductible.
Ugh. I am thankful and fortunate to live in a country where we have insurance availability-I’ve heard of many people around the world that don’t have that option. But I do hate that we have the restrictions we have on it. We are down to one income and even though we should be saving money by not paying for daycare, we’re basically swapping the daycare money out for insurance/medical supply costs.