Well, the doctor I saw Thursday was pretty sure I would live and it appears that I have. By Saturday I was feeling a lot better, though I still have a wicked cough and clogged nose. My fever has gone away and I can stand up without feeling dizzy from lack of oxygen. The doctor prescribed me an inhaler which has been a big help. The only problem being that the new insurance I was so relived to finally get apparently has the crappiest prescription coverage EVER. I went to CVS where they charged me $42 for the inhaler. Insurance didn't cover a cent because it wasn't on their "approved" list of drugs, but I was so sick I didn't have the energy to fight it or figure out where it might be cheaper. I went home, took my drugs and went to bed at 5pm.
A of course hadn't gotten his diabetes medicine yet with the new insurance and after seeing what happened with me he called to ask why it wasn't covered - when we got the insurance it said something like $10 copay for generic, $20 for brand. Turns out, they don't cover some drugs for some reason - including one of his diabetes drugs. Which costs $200 a month. And there is no generic for it in the US.
So now we need to figure out how to buy Canadian drugs or something, because we're already paying more for our bills then we have coming in. Anna, I might be coming to visit.
ETA: Sorry I haven't caught up on commenting yet. Besides being sick, work has been really busy. We have a conference this week I've been getting ready for and I had to be at work today for it so although I know I am constantly full of shit I WILL get to you all soon.