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Spoke Too Soon? .. Hubby Still Not Well.

April 11th, 2015 at 03:23 pm

DH was having more burning chest pain on Wednesday morning, so back in to see the doctor. This doctor took more time with DH than the three previous doctors did. He spent time explaining things to DH. Ordered lab tests and referred him to a pulmonologist.

DH saw the pulmonary specialist on Friday. That doctor was good because he was brutally honest about DH needing to lose weight, eat healthier and cut out the excessive drinking. He did say he thought DH could completely get better and this wouldn't be a long term issue (as long as DH takes care of himself) and nothing serious cropped up in the testing.

So far this month we have spent $180 to see doctors and $177 at the pharmacy. Ouch.
The *little* silver lining is that we finally opened our HSA on March 15th. (Just in time I guess.)
Now I'm replacing money as fast as I'm drawing it out. Hope my effort will pay off at tax time.

DH has to take a short class in order to get the equipment to do the sleep apnea test at home. That class has been scheduled and I don't *think* there is any fees, but I don't know.
It seems certain that he will need one of those CPAP machines. I have no guess on how much that will cost. But, everyone we know who has experience in the sleep apnea area says this little machine makes a world of difference.

All of this is throwing a wrench into the life insurance works. I'm going to keep pushing towards getting that finalized and just hope like crazy nothing turns up that will cause DH to be unqualified for coverage.

Bottom line is I want my hubby to be healthy and happy. The sooner the better!

6 Responses to “Spoke Too Soon? .. Hubby Still Not Well.”

  1. frugaltexan75 Says:

    I hope that your DH feels better soon, and that the CPAP helps him too (once he gets it.)

  2. VS_ozgirl Says:

    I hope your hubby will be happy & healthy too!

  3. monkeymama Says:

    Oh no! I hope he gets to feeling better soon.

  4. wowitsawonderfullife Says:

    CPAP machines are life savers. I know someone who wears one and he said the first night he used it he felt like he lost 9 hours of his life. It was the first time in decade he slept through the whole night. Try a bunch of different types of masks to get the one that works and is most comfortable.

  5. Jenn Says:

    Encourage your husband to lose the weight. We're older than you and I can tell you that your body is less forgiving when you abuse it as you get older. My husband used a CPAP machine about a decade ago and it did make a difference. He got his energy back. But he's since lost his extra weight and now he no longer needs it (or any of the meds for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, etc.) Using his new-found energy to exercise worked for him.

    Good luck!

  6. Looking Forward Says:

    Thanks for the kind and encouraging words everyone. Smile

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