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When my wife, Ulla, had her stroke on Sept 4, 2014, the doctor gave us the verdict right then. He said: “Either she will die or she’ll be on 24-hour care the rest of her life. This is a tough thing to bring your wife in or your spouse and that’s what they tell you.”
My wife’s medical condition is expensive. She takes a long list of pharmaceutical drugs. I make a practice of charging everything to Discover because I get 1% cash back – that is my only compensation for paying these bills but they are significant. $165 one month, $240 another month and it adds up.
Our medical costs last year were $80,000. Our income is about $31,000, so obviously we’re going broke fast.
I do whatever I can to cut our health care costs. That includes asking for generics whenever I can and buying three-month’s supply at a time to save on the copay. I am a veteran, so I have the benefit of getting care from the VA. God bless the VA.
"Our medical costs last year were $80,000."