Medical Costs

June 14, 2017     The Bluestocking Bookworm     Personal

This is a really hard post for me to write. I see the backlash in the community when similar posts go up, and I cringe. And now it is my turn.

In February, we got a letter that said I would be losing my health insurance. I planned as much as I could, and got a few months worth of meds on Manitoba Pharmacare for free, because my deductible had been met. Well, those meds are now out, and I had to get my refills last night.

I have an InnoviCares card, which gets me name brands at generic prices. Even with that, my medicine costs $375 (and change) per month.

I have been on the Nabilone, which has been controlling my pain very well, for a few months. It is great. I am starting Adderall today to try and see if it manages my ADD without headaches. I still deal with a large amount of fatigue, which makes a full time job not an option right now. I am looking and considering some part time work, though… even though I worry I am not ready to take on the work force again.

In the meantime, I have some ways you can help me out. And most of them won’t cost you a thing extra.

Affiliate Links

So, how affiliate links work is that you use them to buy your books, and then I make a small % of what you spend as a commission of sorts. You don’t pay anything extra, and I get a few cents per book towards my ongoing medical costs.

Chapters/Indigo Affiliate Link (Canada): Chapters/Indigo – Currently there is free shipping Canada-wide with no minimum. Check it out! Affiliate Link (Canada): Books on

Book Depository (International — Free Shipping Worldwide!): Book Depository


As I said, I hate asking for handouts, but the situation is kind of dire right now. This is a direct donation link, and I appreciate any amount you can spare.

My Ko-fi

Other Options

Would you be interested in buying handmade bookmarks or handmade cards from me? I received a major upgrade to my paper crafting arsenal this week, and if this is something people are interested in, I might look into it.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this. I really appreciate it.

Stay bookish, lovelies!

Talk bookish to me!

9 responses to “Medical Costs

  1. Oh my gosh 🙁 I’m so sorry I can’t help right now, I am supporting two people out of work, but if I wasn’t, I’d totally send something your way. For now though, I’m sending good vibes, hang in there 🙁 fellow spoonie!

    • The Bluestocking Bookworm

      The good vibes are mega appreciated. Please don’t fret about not being able to do anything monetarily… I very much understand (as I can’t help out others right now, either). Your moral support is awesome and it helps so much. Thank you. ♥

  2. So sorry to hear this. I have ME, chronic migraines, and depression so couldn’t imagine not getting free prescriptions on the NHS. I wouldn’t be able to afford my medication. I’ll try to remember to use your affiliate links from now on. Sending good thoughts your way! 💕