Sunday, March 22, 2009

Prednisone Good News!!!

A few months ago I was forced to go back on the Prednisone to treat my Colitis and Lupus, because my current health insurance does not cover the Humira that I need to take to get off of the Prednisone!!! Well, after many months of research to find a way to get my (over $1200.00) a month Humira Rx...I found a company that is called Partnership for Prescription Assistance-PPA. I may qualify to receive my Humira for FREE!!! I am almost done with the application and plan to have it all sent in this week.
What does this mean for me? Well...first-it means I can STOP the prednisone-which will result in losing all this icky prednisone water weight (whoo hoo!) In the past when I have stopped taking this medication, I lose about 60 lbs of water weight very quickly-which is ALWAYS fun, and one of the big perks for me :-)
Secondly-My osteoporosis will start to get better since the prednisone depletes my bone density so rapidly.
Third: My Diabetes will improve dramatically since Prednisone elevates sugar levels, and when off of it-I am able to keep a tight control over my health in that arena.
Last: Humira makes my overall health conditions so much better that IF we decide to have baby #2 this next year or so...WE CAN :-)
I am SO SO SO excited! I will be sure to keep everyone posted-but it looks like I will be predisone free and spring wardrobe skinny in NO TIME! :-) Thank God!


Kacey R. said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!!! I am SO excited for you! My smile just kept getting bigger and bigger as I went down your fabulous list! HOOOODY HOOOOOO!!!!! I will be thinking wonderful positive thoughts for you and saying a prayer. How long before they review your application? My sister has MS and has to be on Prednisone here and there. And while I love that it helps her condition she does not look forward to the side her puffy cheeks and she has to buy bigger jeans. I mean, a girl has to have her priorities. LOL

Tiffany said...

Shannon, that is such GREAT news. I am so happy for you. I always see those commercials for PPA. What a GREAT thing that you have found that it will help your situation. I CAN'T wait to hear more and when this will all take place. Congratulations!!!!

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