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If there’s ANY way you can do it–keep working, keep moving, stay active & engaged as much as possible. Yes, it’s tough–you also won’t always be able to do it. Just do as much as you can & plan ahead as much as possible. Try to build a nest egg/emergency fund, even if it’s just a little bit. Live beneath your means whenever possible. I VERY abruptly had to adopt a new standard of living. Had I listened to my body, I would’ve seen the train in the tunnel BEFORE I was mowed down.
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If You Need Help Paying For Medications:
*Request samples from your Doctor.
*Ask him/her to prescribe from the $4 list if possible. WalMart, KMart, Rite Aid & Krogers all have $4 medication lists and some of them have certain antibiotics for free. It’s worth checking on!!
*This site has a comprehensive listing of generic & brand name medications and any patient assistance program available through the pharmaceutical companies. www.needymeds.org
*Check the company website that produces your medication. Many of them have coupon & rebate programs. Every little bit helps!
*If you have the option, take advantage of your employer’s medical flexible spending account. The amount is held out of your paycheck pre-tax, so it reduces taxable income. Another huge benefit is the money is available right away. For example: You have $100 monthly contributed to your account. If you have a big medical bill as soon as you enroll in the benefit, the total $1200 is available to use even though it hasn’t been withheld yet. It’s a HUGE help. If your employer does not offer the benefit, talk to your bank. They may offer them as well.