One of the best things about making more money

I’ve been so grateful to be earning more, not just because of T’s situation, but also because our medical costs have gone up a lot. Health spending has included dental, skin, and cold/flu to degrees we’ve never dealt with before.

I was a hot mess during my last visit to the doctor, and I looked it. As he wrote out my prescriptions, he recommended I get Cetaphil cleanser, “if you can afford it”.

Maybe I was doing my best impression of a hobo that particular day, or maybe he’s just sensitive to the diverse community he serves (lots of well off people around here, but also a lot of new migrants).

Honestly, he was so compassionate, it blew my mind. It was a far cry from the nurse who told me to just ‘go spend some money’ at the pharmacy, back when I was a broke student who’d just graduated. This was at the university medical centre, no less.

Nowadays I wouldn’t think twice about dropping money on anything health-related. And heck, Cetaphil only costs about $12. I’m so very, very glad that I’m in a position to afford the stuff I need today without worrying about the price tag.

7 thoughts on “One of the best things about making more money

  • Reply Abigail @ipickuppennies June 18, 2015 at 12:02

    Glad you can better afford the expenses as they crop up. We’re currently figuring out some of Tim’s treatment. We were hoping we could cut it down (from $600 a month), but it looks like it may actually go up a little bit. I would love for that money to be in savings/Tim’s teeth fund, but health comes first. At least it’s not putting us into debt each month. That’s what I repeat when the stress hits.

  • Reply Sense June 18, 2015 at 12:29

    It is so hard to find a good doctor in NZ!!! Do you mind terribly sharing the name of your doc? I’ll do anything to find someone who will just listen to me.

    • Reply eemusings June 18, 2015 at 18:53

      I just signed up with T’s family doctors, at Mt Roskill Medical Centre. (Can’t tell you any names off the top of my head, but he’s been seeing the old one forever, and I got to see the young good looking one when I went in :D)

  • Reply Clarisse @ Make Money Your Way June 18, 2015 at 12:46

    I totally agree with you! Actually, I’m going to see my daughter’s pedia because of skin allergy and unlike before, I was really worried when I need to see a doctor for the doctor’s fee and medicines.

  • Reply Ciana June 20, 2015 at 18:17

    It’s been ingrained in my thinking that it is alright to spend money to maintain one’s health, as the medical bills are actually more expensive than the healthy maintenance.

    Ah, yes, I agree with you on the increasing cost of medical expenses…

  • Reply Jayson @ Monster Piggy Bank June 21, 2015 at 13:23

    I use Cetaphil. But, the first time I bought one, I was just kinda hesitant because of the prize compared with that of product I used back then. Now, I am used to the prize of it.

  • Reply Piggy April 13, 2017 at 02:28

    YES. Such a relief to not have to decide between your personal health and groceries/gas/new shoes/etc.

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