I have seriously spent hours on the phone this week, trying to get my Lovenox prescription approved and filled. I've talked to multiple people at multiple pharmacies, multiple people at my OB's office, and multiple people at my insurance company, trying to convince them all that I do not want to give myself daily injections in the stomach for fun, that this medication is, in fact, "medically necessary." I will spare you the whole drawn-out story, because I'm pretty sure reading it will only make you want to gouge your own eyes out, but let me tell you, it was a mess! The whole process for getting things "pre-approved" is in serious need of some streamlining, if you ask me.
Anyway, I have been incredibly stressed out all week because I need to start these shots, and until they were "pre-approved" by my insurance company, I couldn't get them. My insurance likes to try to deny covering anything, so I was also really afraid that my co-pay was going to be ridiculously high. Well, I am relieved to report that in the end I only have to pay $15/month out of pocket! This is a miracle, seriously. In my mind, I was already thinking of things I could sell to pay for these shots (without coverage they are like over $1,500 a month!) I never thought I'd say this, but YAY for my insurance company!
Here they are, the drugs I've been so desperate to get my hands on:
I am both nervous and strangely excited to give myself my first injection tonight. I'll let you know how it goes!
One more thing. I can't believe how pregnant I look today! I had to do a double-take the first time I saw my side-view in the mirror in the bathroom at work. Then I went back to office, grabbed my phone, and took a picture to show you what I mean:
I guess it's time to stop wearing the form-fitting clothes! I haven't told many people at work about you yet, but I hope people are starting to assume I'm pregnant...otherwise they must think I really need to cut down on the beers, ha.
I am 11 weeks tomorrow, and have felt slightly better the last two days or so. I should be thanking my lucky stars, but of course it just has me scared out of my mind. Can someone please assure me it's normal to be starting to feel less sick at 11 weeks??
Okay, time for a nap. Love you sweet babe!
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