Sep 142012
 

As some of you may know, I have migraines.  Daily migraines.  Sometimes they get better, and I get writing done.  Sometimes they get worse, and I don’t.  The last couple of months were an excursion in worse.

The good news is that I eventually figured out what was going wrong and fixed it.

My most significant migraine trigger is estrogen.  If you are cis-female and come with the usual parts, it’s hard to avoid having estrogen without taking the parts out.  I did get substantial relief from an Implanon I got three years ago in June.  I happen to be stuck on Medicare (this is Mitt Romney’s fault.  Long story), and Medicare was not covering contraception (even contraception used for migraine control), so the implant cost me $3,000.

This past June the Implanon expired.  Small problems followed.  Bigger problems followed the small problems.  By mid August I was incapacitated.  Once I figured out what was going on, it took a month to sort out doctors’ appointments.  I got a new Implanon this past Monday.  I also got a pleasant surprise–Medicare covered the entire cost.  It seems that Medicare quietly started covering contraception at some point in the recent past.  Obama saved me $3,000!

Now I’m very tired.  Work on the Wishbone sequel will resume shortly.

 Posted by at 12:16 am

  2 Responses to “What is–and isn’t–up.”

  1. Hope you feel better looking forward to finishing Wishbone, and already excited about a sequal. (^_^)

  2. I just finished “Wishbone”. It was amazing. I am super excited about the next installation in the series. Thank you so much for writing the story. ^_^

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