It’s official. I have the most expensive butt in town. Over the last two days, I have had $1000 worth of drugs injected into each butt cheek. That’s a lot of butt for my buck!
Sometimes, it helps to be well padded on one’s rear end and this week has been one of those times. My bum is so big that I could barely feel the pin prick, so the only thing that hurts is my bank balance.
Can you believe that this little vial costs the princessly sum of $2000?
I’ve ranted about this before. Read about it here and here. This time I budgeted ahead in terms of time and money and reserved and paid for my drugs way ahead of time. Think of it as a Thyrogen Payment Plan if you like. I still smart with the injustice of it! $2000 for a jab that allows me to carry on living, business as usual. Without it I would be unable to work, exercise, care for my family and feel fatigued, depressed and achy. I know I am worth every last cent and also know that I am lucky to be able to afford this miracle drug. But what about the people who can’t? To say that it’s unfair is an understatement.
So what is Thyrogen? Well, usually thyroid cancer patients go off their thyroid meds once a year to prepare for tests, and in so doing suffer weeks or months of hypothyroidism. Thyrogen allows patients to avoid hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism is not a walk in the park, it is a serious medical condition, and one that many patients receive treatment for. Yet, because this drug is not on the PBS, (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) it is only available on a private script for a princely sum. Outrageous!
However, rather than plutz about the price, I’m just going to brag about having the most expensive butt cheeks in town. Cheeky, isn’t it?
How have you splashed your cash this week? Bought anything that cost an arm, leg and a butt cheek?!