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Saturday, January 06, 2007

Personal Reflection

This post has much to do on why I walked out on conventional treatment. I know this is a huge step and may have serious consequences, but it is a risk I will be required to take.
I suffer from Bipolar Disorder and for those that are not familiar with what it is you may click here to find exactly what it is.
After having much heated discussion with my doctor and speaking to several organizations about the problems I have had with the treatment options, I decided it would be best to find alternative treatment options. It has been nothing short of a war with my insurance company and my doctors on which type of treatment and medication would be covered with my insurance. My insurance is very strict on what type of therapies can be sought and which medications will be paid for by the insurance. It seems like the forumulary changes on a weekly basis.
I was on medication, Depakote and Celexa, which eventually the insurance stopped covering the depakote. My insurance would cover lithium, but I have had not had much success with it in the past. I gave lithium another shot, but eventually the insurance stopped covering the lithium. Then they decided to stop covering the Celexa. My insurance company highly recommended suggestion Prozac to my doctor and I had advised them that it has triggered migraines in the past. They kept stressing the Prozac over and over and I got so frustrated that I decided just to hang up.
Eventually, I had a heated argument with my doctor over the medications and my treatment options. Apparently my insurance refused to pay for a doctors visit from a few months ago and it seemed the doctor was only focused on the past balance I owed. I wanted to make payment arrgements with the Doctor, but since it was way overdue and I never knew about it until that day, the doctor wanted payment in full. I did not have $115 to give my doctor that day. If I were still a single man, it would be no problem to come up with that much money, but I have a family to support now.
I know there are probably other options. Wal-Mart and a few other drug stores have started a program with drastically reduced generic medications, but the medicines that are on the list include very very few medications for mental illness, which are mostly anti-depressants. Only a small amount are covered.
I am still weighing options of what to do next, but I am probably going to give alternative treatments another look.
I am not one for giving up easily, but you will never win against mammoth corporations and insurance companies. It is like putting you hand on a hot stove burner, every time you touch it you will get burned.

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Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Why I Will Never Modify the Suspention of a Vehicle

Everyone has seen a vehicle that has been modified in some way. Vehicles can be modified to many specifications ranging from tinted windows, a customized stereo system, and lowered suspension.
First of all putting a ton of money into a car is a waste of money considering it is unlikely that you will own the vehicle in 10 years. I have personally seen a stereo system installed into a vehicle, in which the system was worth more than the vehicle itself. I have installed aftermarket parts into previous vehicles, such as stereos, but I never placed so much money into one. I never got anything so fancy, just the basic AM/FM with a CD player.
Lowered vehicles are a nightmare. The are usually more expensive to tow, because they need special equipment.
Don't get me wrong I like the look of modified vehicles, but when it comes down to it they are more of a show car than a vehicle to drive for everyday usage.


Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Alot of News While I Was Not Posting

In the past week, everyone knows that Former President Ford has died.
Everyone knows that Saddam Hussein was executed.
James Brown had died on Christmas day.
Those things are old news now and probably would have posted something on them if i were posting at the time.
It would have been quite a busy week for me to post, but I did not have much time to do so. I only placed a few brief posts in the last week or so. I am also going to be working on new banners for my site as well, because I changed the name of my blog. I already went through the motions and explanations why I changed the name of it.
I plan on writing more of what I did before, but maybe add a few more personal thoughts and revelations to my blog.


Monday, January 01, 2007

01.01.07 New Year, New Title

I have decided to change the name of my blog, because I feel that the current name is just way too political and does not always fit into the genre of politics. I wanted something that will personalize my blog in such a manner that it is not so much political, but as a journal to express my opinions on news, politics, personal agendas, and my fascinations.
The day to do so I felt would be today, January 1, 2007, because a new year seems to bring new things to life.
So I present to you the new name of "The Blog of LJG."

Sunday, December 31, 2006

Countdown to 2007

I wish everyone the best in 2007. I won't be posting much until after the new year. I am currently working on new ideas to post.

Happy Holidays

I wish everyone the best of the holiday season. I wish everyone those a Merry Christmas for everyone who celebrates Christmas. Hannakah just ended, but belated wishes for those nwho celebrated Hannakah.
Have a safe and wonderful New Year. I will probably not post again until after the new year