Re: While working on some roof vents
It's been a little over a year since David's heart attack. He has slowed down a little. The meds make him tire easily. He takes morning walks, consisting of three "loops" around the campground, while it's still cool. The heat bothers him a lot. We think it's the meds. He bleeds easily now (blood thinners). That irritates him a bit... a little "scratch" bleeds a lot. I can't get him to carry a bandaid or two with him. He's a tad stubborn. Other than the tiring & bleeding he is doing well. He works on the bus in the morning while it's cool & I am at work. He goes slow. We have everything planned out so much that he only has to do a thing once. If he gets frustrated, he stops for the day. It's not worth raising his blood pressure when we spend so much keeping it down.
BTW, we have a $35/yr business membership at Sam's Club. Part of David's meds are on the $4-$8/month list. The other stuff we get really cheap as a benefit of the business membership.
For example, currently in NM:
Clonidine 0.1mg (Qty: 60) $8 /we pay $7.47 (12/2012 - wal-mart was $8 discounted for Sam's $6.92 & we were paying $6.43 at the time)
Enalapril 10mg (Qty: 60) $8 /we pay $2.68 (12/2012 - wal-mart was $8 discounted for Sam's $2.68 & we were paying $2.68 at the time)
Metoprolol Tart 25 mg (Qty: 60) $4/ we pay $4
Losartan 50 mg (Qty 60) $65.54 / we pay $39.32 (12/2012 - wal-mart was $107.68 discounted for Sam's $15.23 & we were paying $15.23 at the time)
Simvastatin 40mg (Qty 30) $15.62/ we pay $9.37 (12/2012 - wal-mart was $19.78 discounted for Sam's $3.47 & we were paying $3.47 at the time)
We save $38 over Sam's regular prices. And we most definitely save over Wal-mart! We had to have prescriptions refilled in Socorro at Walmart because we couldn't make it up to Sam's Club in ABQ due to the weather (I-25 was closed). David's "expensive" Losartan pills cost over $100. We got the Sam's Club Business discount at Walmart as a one shot deal. They said we couldn't do that again. But it was an eye opener to see how much we were saving using the SC pharmacy.
Sam's Club will usually allow overnight parking when Wal-mart can't. I think is is because only "members" can stay overnight. They also have free wi-fi and free "before hours" coffee & danishes/cookies for business members. So... park overnight, use their free wi-fi and have a "continental breakfast" in the morning before hitting the road. Their whole 16" pizzas can be purchased from the deli already baked for less than most of the pizza chains sell a 12" baked pizza for. Lots of reason to get a Sam's Club Business membership.
Take care of yourself and don't push yourself too hard.