My husband’s BFF had a bit of a going away gathering this week. This gathering involved seeing a lot of friendly faces we haven’t seen in a long time. It was so fun to catch up with friends and give this BFF a proper send off.
While I was chatting away, I heard my husband telling his “back pill story.” I know what you are thinking, we are a blast at parties.
In short, over a period of like 6 months, he started bruising like crazy. “Someone is beating him while I’m away” crazy. It seemed like everyday he came home with a new deep dark purple bruise. I panicked and thought he had Leukemia (logical reaction). Then I had my ah-ha moment. He’d been taking an aspirin based pain pill to help cope with his back pain for the exact same period of time. Once he switched off the aspirin, the bruising stopped almost immediately. Blood thinning is real people.
I thought that was the end of the story. Apparently, it wasn’t. He went on to say that his back is still “killing him” on a regular basis and is really bothering him.
Shouldn’t he be talking to his wife about this? Not someone he sees once every few months.
[insert serious marital discussion here]
While I was in school, money was tight and any medical expenses we could “comfortably” delay, we did. After our discussion, it became clear that we have a few medical expenses we need to address. Soon. I don’t think we’ve done any lasting damage, but taking care of these things needs to be priority #1.
The next day at work, I increased my paycheck deductions for my HSA to the max. I have no idea how much all of this is going to cost, but I prefer my medical expenses tax-free. My paycheck will take a hit with the extra deduction, but hopefully this won’t set us back too far on my debt elimination goals.
We are in the process of making appointments. Wish us luck.
Have you been sidetracked by medical expenses?