Naming Names

Federal income tax plus a complicated medical life equals a nightmare comprised of myriad bits of paper and worries over what bits might be missing. It doesn't have to be a nightmare, but if you're still on a learning curve it can be. Steve and I both took a day of vacation yesterday to catch up with some of life's obligations that we've been slipping on. Organizing income tax documents was my task---it took me from 9 a.m. to midnight to get it done. There were several treasure hunts, discoveries in "rat-holes," agonizing over black holes that will never give up their contents, handwriting interpretations, and spells of frantic paper shuffling. Next year's task is in progress already, as I have been keeping up with 2007's medical expenses on a spread sheet, and this year's receipts are all in one secure file.

The purpose of this post is to thank iherb.com and vitacost.com for making historical receipts so readily retrievable.  This was not the case with Puritan's Pride, Lucky Vitamin, and Med-Chem Labs.  I can't speak on vitanetonline.com in this regard, but when my user name and password didn't work, their feature to overcome that problem also didn't work.  I don't expect to need help in retrieving receipts in the future, but I'm sure I'm not the only one to ride this learning curve.

Joyce, I hear you - I struggle with this every year at tax time - I always say, next year I will be more organized and some how end up looking for papers for hours to get it together. We will be working on this on the weekend. Not looking forward to it but it will be over soon. On Wheldon protocol for MS since April, 2006.  doxy 200 mgs daily, zithromax 250 mgs 3x/ week , Flagyl Pulses start end Sept., LDN 2004

5oo mgs Ceftin 2 x/day, 500 mgs Zithromax, 500 mgs 2 x tini pulses,100 mg diflucan, 4.5 ldn; Wheldon protocol for MS April, 2006 to May 2008. 2008 MRI shows NO NEW DISEASE ACTIVITY, 2012 MRI no new disease activity.

Just quickly -- Puritan's Pride came through for me; but it did take a while, and they didn't give any intermediate progress reports. Just one day a fat sheaf of receipts in my mailbox, so don't give up on them!

Ron

On CAP for CFS starting 01/06 (NE Ohio, USA)

Currently: doxy & zith -- continous; metronidazole -- 5 days on, 7 days off.

Ron

On CAP for CFS starting 01/06 (NE Ohio, USA)

Began rifampin trial 1/14/09

Currently: on intermittent