Links for Friday – and all about those darn pharmaceutical companies

March 13, 2009 Categories: Books , Health , Kid Stuff , Movies | 1 Comment  

So, I got to the pharmacy to pick up my prescription. Co-pay – after insurance – is 100 bucks. Ka-ching! I told the pharmacist to hold on to it and called my doctor. There’s no way I want to pay $100 a month for a medication I may need for several months – or even worse, that may not work – even if we had the money, which we don’t. Apparently, there are much cheaper alternatives, but apparently financial considerations are not something a neurologist has to worry about. Anyway, he called in a different script – this one for a bloood pressure med that also happens to work on rebound headaches and migraines – and the co-pay was $10. I can handle that. I took it last night for the first time and still woke up with a headache, but it will take a few days to work, I guess. (fingers crossed)

In other health-related news, round two of the plague has hit our house. We had a couple of almost-cough-free days, when Noah started coughing again, his eyes started watering, and he couldn’t breathe through his nose. Two days later, the other three have it, too. Which totally stinks, because we were supposed to have our annual St. Paddy’s Day Feast at Don and Michelle’s Saturday, but we’ll be staying home so as not to expose them to the plague right before they leave for Portland next weekend.

My weekend, therefore, will consist of loads of laundry, practicing Easter music, and hopefully, reading. What will you be doing this weekend? Will you celebrate St. Paddy’s Day on Tuesday?

~ Do you Twitter? I do. (You can follow me at If you’d like to find out if your favorite author is tweeting, check out this list.

~ Ever wanted to know how many were coming from St. Ives? Girl Detective‘s son did – and she’s found the answer so the rest of us don’t have to. It’s a cute post; don’t miss it.

~ I finished listening to Diana Gabaldon’s Dragonfly in Amber on audiobook – all 33 discs of it! Here’s my review.

~ The Outlander series also came up in this post about the books I’d like to see on film.

~ Dad and I went to see Push at the local theater Monday night. It was good.

~ I read, enjoyed, and reviewed Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler.

One Comment

  1. Mother Mayhem

    I hope everyone is feeling better. I’ve been sick ALL winter. Woke up sneezing my head of this morning. Oh goody.

    Holding you in my prayers! :o )