Last night didn't go as planned when a quick stop into the walk-in clinic for a rash turned into a trip to the ER and appointments for an echocardiogram and renal sonography. My blood pressure was super high yesterday (170/120, normal would be 120/80) and off to the ER I went. A quick peek in my medical record showed that I've had elevated blood pressure for at least 5 years and over time it has gone up and up and up. (FYI - 170/120 is in the range for people having a stroke!) I stayed for a while as they ran some EKGs and blood work. I'm now on some "old people" meds such as ACE inhibitors and calcium channel blockers. They think the cause of this on-going blood pressure problem is due to an underlying issue with my thyroid and/or kidneys.
So I filled 4 prescriptions today for my new med cocktail for $35, without insurance it would have been $155! I have a hard time swallowing a new expensive of $35/month but I can't imagine paying $155/month. Wowzer!
While my meds were getting filled, I strolled past the reduced price food cart and grabbed a few deals! I got 7 bananas for $0.60, 2lbs of grapes for $0.77, bag of spinach for $0.25 and a ceasar salad kit for $0.25! The bananas are either really brown or really green but I'll make some bread with the brown ones. I was pleased as punch!