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The new scanner is rather a dream! I scanned two books yesterday, about 600 pages total. I never thought that I might like computerized scanning... There are some aspects I like a whole lot--and a few that I don't. The primary advantage is the tremendous speed--and if I was on a newer computer, I might get even better speed (if my fingers were fast enough at flipping pages).

A while ago, I signed up for a number of programs to use my web site to earn some money. Recently, I discovered that Amazon.com changed some things about their coding, and my product links are not working. So I need to go in and change literally hundreds of links on my site in order to get the money-earning potential back. I also found out that they were still trying to send my checks to Florida! Seems SOMEONE forgot to update her address... We won't say who or discuss her absent-mindedness or what that may have cost her... In short, I hope to fix this little problem in time for money to be rolling in by October, and perhaps I'll have some earnings for the fourth quarter.

I also signed up for Google Ad Sense. I've ignored it for a long time, assuming it wasn't generating much revenue for me. Well, I was wrong. It occurred to me to check on the account. The short version of the story is that there were two things I had not done to enable my payments to be sent to me, and my earnings have been acruing all this time. Google owes me $264.01! So I went and added more search boxes and add bars... If you use Google a lot, please go to www.growingstrong.org and search your heart out. (Hint: you can also search this journal and my other journal.)

Post-surgery follow-up no. 1 is this morning at 8:30. I anticipate a generally good report. I'd like a bit of improvement in terms of congestion. I learned yesterday that Medicaid will not pay for Claritin. I'm tempted to ask how much it is and try to pay for it myself; but I really can't afford to pay for another medication without better income. So I may have to ramp up the anti-congestion strategies a bit and see what I can do without it... Medicaid will pay for other antihistamines, but they affect me adversely. I'll leave this alone for now and see what happens at the follow-up this morning with the cleaning. This afternoon I'll clean house like a maniac, de-allergy the kitties, etc. We'll see how all that helps. Generally, I don't de-allergy the cats for myself, but perhaps it will make a difference.


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Aug. 15th, 2006 10:42 am (UTC)
Ask for 'clarinex'from your doctor

that is the prescription one. the other one, claritin is over the counter and costs like...$20.00 per box.

clarinex is the same thing as claritin basiclly. I switched us to it a few years ago and it was like we had never changed meds :)
Aug. 15th, 2006 11:15 am (UTC)
That's what she tried to give me and Medicaid won't cover it--probably because there's an OTC one. Do they work the same in reality? If there's something different about them, I'll try harder or deal with Medicare once I get on a drug plan. That's an entirely other fiasco I have to deal with.
Aug. 15th, 2006 11:22 am (UTC)
Re: Clarinex
the same pretty much.

my husband is awful allergic to cats and hayfever and such to the point that it pretty much cripples him in sneezing and breathing and I am not much better though we both love cats and such and cats love us too! the clarinex works like a dream almost even 'better' than claritin even though my nueros have all said they are basiclly the same. Hence the names are so similar.

They should be honoring the clarinex. They are just enough different that it should be going through. I've never heard of it not being honored.

Ask them why they won't. They may need a special form filled by your doctor saying you 'must' have this one. OR there are others like 'zyrtec'? I don't take those. My issues are the epilepsy and some allergy meds encourage seizures. Ironiclly claritin and clarinex are two of those but even my neuros over the years have said 'if' it has not effected you yet then don't play with fate and change now.

try asking the prescription coverage folks if there is a way for the doctor to request that you must take this med. it is probably a letter or form he/she has to write to them. They will tell you :)
Aug. 15th, 2006 11:04 am (UTC)
Well, I went to your site and clicked on all of the ads that I could find, so I hope that did some good.

One good turn deserves another afterall.
Aug. 15th, 2006 12:07 pm (UTC)
Am confused by what you meant about being surprised to enjoy computerized scanning. I thought you had been doing this until your other scanner broke. In any case, glad you have something that is working for you now. I just got a sheet-fed scanner that is very good at handling books quickly. Of course, you have to have the bindings removed. But the speed and accuracy are great. I'm glad we have access to this kind of technology.
Aug. 15th, 2006 01:40 pm (UTC)
Re: scanning?
I meant scanning with a machine that relies on a computer. Previously I've been using a Reading Edge, which is a stand-alone machine, and transferring the text to the computer manually.
Aug. 15th, 2006 08:31 pm (UTC)
So happy to hear you have some money coming in! Went and clicked around a bit! :-) God Bless! V
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