#wakeup #Repost @treebee49
“My 10 Year Challenge through the lens of asthma drugs. ****
(Currently all 3 members of our household have asthma; this photo shows my drugs only.)
This is Reagan era medical technology, Fluticasone and Albuterol. What has changed in my lifetime? A few things but mostly, the propellant has changed, and is currently still under patent. $$$$$$%%
I have ordered my meds from just about every fucking provider under this sun; none cost any different than the other. Currently I buy local to keep my money here.
Yes, I have insurance.
Some years, I ration. I cheat. I go without. My kid always has a rescue in her book bag.
Some years, I have looked at the $10 canine inhalers at petsmart and thought about how to adapt that.
I am very very lucky. I have several generations of privilege behind me to draw upon such as good health and dental care, an excellent family doctor. We are a 2 income family. I live in a low pollution area. I grew up in a low pollution area.
I was just born this way. I was born this way and went undiagnosed for a long time. My lungs are kinda crap, is all. (And if Albuterol is wildly expensive, you should see what Insulin is going for these days. Or Epi Pens!! HOLY FUCK!!) Lastly, please don't reply with medical advice such as if I drank green tea, or fasted, or ate paleo, or, did yoga, or if or if or if or if, I could cure my asthma. No.
What drugs do you depend upon to live that now cost more than your car payment? Your rent? How do you make it work each month?
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