Woke up to a phone call from Enbrel. They spoke with my insurance and the co-pay would have been $100 for each refill, so I will be covered under there support program and I won't have to worry about paying anything until after 6 months which then will only be $10 bucks. :) She explained to me how my medication gets delivered to my house on whatever day i want and a certain time in a climate controlled package! I thought that was pretty cool, she also told me 1 time a year I could pick it up from a pharmacy, let's say if I'm out of town. So now I'm just waiting for all my information to come in the mail.
I'm counting down the days until I see my Rheumy on the 24th this month. I've been so sore lately & the cold weather off and on hasn't been helping. I've been sleeping in bed a lot this past week I think I got about 11 hours of sleep today and that still doesn't feel like enough! I still feel exhausted but I have to work 5:15p-10p tonight & be up early tomorrow again for work at 8am. I'm not off until saturday. I do have FMLA now for work so if I feel like I really can't I can call out without a problem but I really need the money so that's something I have to try not to do :( But the FMLA allows me to miss up to 7 days a month because that's what I estimated I'd need tops for now for up to 8 hour shifts. This protects me from getting fired for calling off to much or if I need to leave work early.
I've been reading lots of Blogs lately about other people who have RA, so many interesting and helpful entries I've found on RA Warrior (dot) com I even order a book called What to Do When the Doctor Says Its Rheumatoid Arthritis, by Harry D Fischer, MD and Winnie Yu. Found here so I'm looking forward to receiving that in the mail.