Posts tagged ‘Migraine Headaches’

Preparing for the future

When I was with my ex-husband, Nick, and I had Gavin, his parents purchased life insurance for him. I didn’t understand why at the time. It seemed so morbid to me, preparing for your child’s possible demise. Then when Nick and I split and the policy was allowed to lapse and eventually close altogether, I began to thinking about insurance and life insurance in earnest.

When Rob and I moved in together, he made sure we both had at least a bit of life insurance. Of course, we had our car insurance, renter’s insurance and then the little private policies on the expensive electronics Rob loves so much. But life insurance? What was the deal? I would learn soon enough.

We had some very basic life insurance on each other; in case of something horrible. That way we’d at least have enough for a small service and that was good enough at the time. Then my health made a drastic turn for the worse. One doctor told me I was “24 with the body of an 89-year-old”. Life insurance was going to be next to impossible to get now! They require physicals; Rob and I both knew I wouldn’t pass one. Who wants to cover someone with Fibromyalgia, chronic migraines, GERD and IBS?

Then to make matters even more complicated, we ended up on public assistance again. With public assistance you aren’t permitted to have whole life insurance because you can draw money out against the policy. They view that money as cash. We needed the insurance but we needed to find decent coverage that fit all of our needs. It was a nightmare!

In the end, we manged to get our insurance agent to find something that worked for us and with us. Thank God!

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Casey rocks!

Just saw Casey for the first time at Dr. C’s office; she rocks!

She’s super nice and understanding. She didn’t look at me as if I’m a drug seeker, which I get a lot because of the extreme recurring migraines and Fibromyalgia. She actually sat with me and took the time to talk to me. I didn’t feel rushed or like I was just a number. I just love it when that happens and things work out. =)

She and Dr. C left me on the Depakote because it’s diminishing the number of headaches I’m having, even if they are getting worse. Plus, they are making me gain weight! But I’ve already chewed all the flavor out of that one. 😉 He increased my pain medications for when I have a migraine because the dose I was on just wasn’t cutting it at all.

Overall, it was a great appointment. All that’s left today is my appointment this afternoon with my gastro.

Be back soon! =)

* posted on the fly w/o the use of proper editing tools 😉 *

~ Lizzeann

Round 2!

I’m sitting in my exam room @ Dr. C’s office, my neurologist, waiting for his Physician’s Assistant, Casey. I feel like a bloated cow because of the Depakote he put me on to try and prevent my migraines! I gained 9lbs!!! That may not seem like a lot to some people but it’s a lot to me. =( I doubt they’ll take me off of it for that reason though.

After this I have an appointment with my gastroenterologist this afternoon and then I’m done! Well, I think I’m done, for the week at least.

I still have gobs of post to write in order to update y’all on everything but they’ll have to wait because I keep falling asleep while I try and write this. (Yeah, no narcolepsy here. *insert eyeroll* (lol)

* posted on the fly w/o the use of proper editing tools 😉 *

~ Lizzeann