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Lots of medical bills...A first for us!

August 23rd, 2009 at 01:11 pm

Whew. This week was expensive on the health front.
Turns out gestational diabetes isn't just a pain in my butt, it's expensive. It's going to cost me a minimum of $100 a month PLUS the special food for my diet for the next 3 months. I don't know what we would do it we were more cash-strapped. If you're living paycheck to paycheck, how could you afford all the test strips and stuff?

Hubby also got glasses and contacts this week. Since he only goes to the eye doctor every few years, he got one pair of glasses and two pairs of contacts. Total: $600, after insurance. Insurance only paid for part of one pair of glasses.

After looking at how much we pay in vision insurance premiums and how much we actually saved, we've decided to cancel the insurance. Eye exams aren't that expensive, I don't wear glasses, and we'd actually come out ahead not paying the premiums. Sad, huh?

On a non-medical front, we canned 7 quarts of homemade pasta sauce yesterday. It feels nice to have something put up for the winter. When the next round of tomatoes kick in, we are going to try our hand at salsa.

4 Responses to “Lots of medical bills...A first for us!”

  1. anonymouse Says:

    I realized that, too, about vision insurance. I get a better price by waiting for a sale at LensCrafters or Pearle Vision, etc. I also used my AAA membership to get a discount on my exam.

  2. NJDebbie Says:

    It's funny you mentioned glasses; I ordered my glasses yesterday and the damage was $586. I see the optometrist every two years (after two years I can tell I need new glasses). I also wear contacts but I try to stretch them a bit. I'm glad that your dietary needs are temporary; I can't wait to see your new bean!

  3. HouseHopeful Says:

    Could you share your sauce recipe? I've been looking to try to make sauce myself Smile

  4. snoopycool Says:

    I canned 6 quarts of sauce last week myself Smile Planning to do chili this week.

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