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Yesterday I finally, finally got things squared away with my health insurance. I'm covered through my mom and my husband is covered through his dad because we can't afford our own policy right now. (The cheapest one available to us through his medical school is $7,000/yr for the two of us. NOT HAPPENING on a nanny's salary!) The only problem is that my husband's benefits only extend to a California-based health group, and mine is pretty regional as well. We're both covered for emergency/urgent care visits and of course, limited out-of-network visits, but as far as having a local-to-us PCP we figured we would have to just schedule all of our medical/dental appointments for when we visit San Diego.... but then I lucked out and discovered that I'm covered at a medical center in Baltimore, which is a two hour drive from my house. It's not convenient, but it definitely beats having to fly to San Diego to visit my doctor.

Anyway, I made an appointment and drove there today to see my East Coast PCP, and she prescribed me Duac and Retin-A. I was (and still am, to a certain extent) gunning for a completely holistic approach to "curing" my acne.... but strangely, now that I have the prescriptions in my hand? All I feel is relief and hope that these products will help clear my skin and make me feel beautiful again. I've never used Duac (I was prescribed Benzaclin previously, which worked well) but I have used Retin-A and loved it, so I really am optimistic that this'll be the combo for taming my skin. I ordered a lavender gentle skin cleanser and vitamin C moisturizer that I've used and loved, so I'm looking forward to that as well.

I can't wait to start using them! (I'm not looking forward to my skin temporarily getting worse before it gets better. But there's always a trade-off.)

Today's a lovely rainy day and I've got two little boys to snuggle, so I'm off! Happy Hump Day out there!


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