Over the last few years, I've developed these white spots on my
arms and legs. When I pointed
these out to my dermatologist he was very reassuring and told me:
DOCTOR: Welcome to getting old.
To which I responded:
JESSICA: Thanks f*@er doc.
I haven’t been feeling well for the past few days, so yesterday I
decided to make a doctor appointment. Sounds easy enough, but then I
realized that I had new health insurance (my own instead of my parents’
insurance) and no doctor where I live now. One of my housemates told me
I just needed to call a doctor’s office, ask if they were taking new
patients, make sure they took my insurance and set up an appointment.
Two problems I ran into: places weren’t taking new patients and other
places were booked for the next couple days. I finally found a place
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I went to see my new internist today. Why new? you ask. Well, because the one I was seeing also sees my ex and our last phone call led me to believe that he's none to thrilled with me anymore.
I got the recommendation from my neurologist. Ohh, a neurologist huh?....at least that's what I would be thinking so for those of you who are curious, I get a few migraines every year and I went for my annual check up.
I woke up with a huge lump on my head. I could not figure out where it came from, but I really did not care. I did the girlie thing … I tried to cover the unsightly problem with a little makeup and powder. I went to work as usual and hoped no one would notice. Unfortunately, I have never been good at keeping secrets … especially not my own.
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This morning I phoned our pharmacy to check on a prescription for my daughter. She uses, very sparingly, a very expensive acne cream called Differin®. The last time we got it filled was in March, to the tune of a co-pay of $121.00 against a total cost of $168.99. So now you see why she uses it sparingly.
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