I don't really make New Year's resolutions, but every year I vow not to go to the doctor as much. It's not like I can really help it or go when I don't really need to, but it's always for stupid shit. Not that I want to go for anything big, but it seems like every year we (I) rack up so many medical bills for nothing. This year I have already spent about $1,500 in medical bills and prescriptions. Almost every year we have enough to claim medical on our taxes which you have to have at least 7.5% of your income. This year we have $528.04 toward our family out of pocket and $517.27 of that is from me. I guess I should look at my total cost so far is $12,343 and be glad I haven't had to pay that much. Hopefully I will only have to pay about another $1,000 to have met my out of pocket and anything else this year will be covered at 100%. So much for 2013 being a year that I don't go to the doctor. I blew that January 3rd when I started the year off with an eye infection. Then 2 more sinus infections, bronchitis, another sinus infection and now a hip replacement-this is a record. so much for getting better, it's getting worse. Maybe next year I will wish to go to the doctor more-a little reverse psychology??
Also, with my marathon illness I have had 16 prescriptions so far this year. The people at the pharmacy don't even ask my name anymore. I am honestly not one to take medication. I don't have any medications besides vitamins that I take on a daily basis. This year has been slightly different for medications because of all of the antibiotics I had to take, but seriously 16-that's ridiculous. Luckily my prescriptions and doctor visits haven't been costing that much. But when you add a CT scan, two x-rays, and MRI to the mix-things get a little pricey.