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October 7th, 2014 at 10:52 am

No check yesterday. I can see on the website that my claim was approved....so I am still just waiting for the check.

I forgot my lunch today so I had to go grab something to eat. Not happy about that. But I was starving. I did get something that I could eat today and tomorrow. And maybe even Thursday.

I got my test results from the dr yesterday. Just standard blood work. They want to put me on medicine for cholesterol. I am doomed to have cholesterol problems because of family health history. But I really don't want to take this medication. It has a lot of side effects that don't sound pleasant. I'm going to try to shave some money off of something this next week so I can buy some natural supplements and see if it makes a difference. And if not...I guess I will just have to take the prescription. Frown

I added a free app to my phone. Its called Snap from Groupon. Basically you take a picture of your grocery store receipt and claim money based on offers. So this last trip I claimed $1.50 by buying apples and milk. There are offers for yogurt, bread, diapers, butter....all sorts of stuff. $1.50 isn't much. But its free money. You can cash out at $20.00. If you want to use my referral link it is

Not sure how the link stuff works. But I wanted to at least share the info.

4 Responses to “Random things.”

  1. Bluebird Says:

    I believe Aflac will automatically deposit claim payments into your bank account if you set it up. Payments are deposited really quickly. You may want to check into it for the future so you don't have to wait so long. I reduced my cholesterol about 10 points by increasing exercise and eating oatmeal almost every morning (not the packets of oatmeal). Good luck with everything!

  2. snafu Says:

    Cholesterol tablets are incredibly expensive for a drug that is so old it has an even more expensive generic copy. Have you tried to control cholesterol with exercise and the long list of recommended foods as mentioned by Bluebird? The issue with supplements is that there is no monitoring and worse, no product standard. If this is a particular interest and you've studied and researched the product you propose to use extensively, you'll have a better understanding of the risks.

    Personally, I'd be more fearful of supplements than possible side effects of the famous, well monitored statins like Lipitor

  3. rachel021406 Says:

    My diet is actually pretty good. And it is even better since my husband and I have started having protein shakes in the morning. And I am working out, although I am working on increasing my days. But unfortunately, some of it is just hereditary and I can't get around it. But I'm going to keep trying. My issue is Triglycerides. I'm vegetarian so I cannot take fish oil. So I am looking into an algae based DHA that has shown to help lower triglycerides and help overall heart health. I have talked to friends, nurses, and looked at some forums and everyone says that Tricor causes muscle fatigue and pain. Similar to flu symptoms. So before I take that, I want to try to control it. But if I can't, the RX may be the way I have to go.

  4. snafu Says:

    As a vegetarian, you're ahead of most but there are specific foods that are particularly helpful for those who battle triglycerides like mango, lentils, spinach, beans, beets and what surprised me was the benefit of a small glass of red wine.

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