Sept. 16, 2010
I don’t take any prescription drugs but I do take a couple of generic Aleve tablets every day for my back, and a daily aspirin for my heart. I’m running out of the naproxen sodium (Aleve) tablets that I brought with me so went to the drug store today to resupply. What a shock! I was buying bottles of 300 tablets for $12-13 at Publix. That same amount here costs more than $120. Looks like I’ll have to use the U.S. mail to resupply. Hope when I get on the government healthcare program this situation will improve.
The owner of my apartment came by two days ago to introduce himself. Frank is a retired fireman who also collects VA disability. He now lives in Colombia and says it’s great. He even encouraged me to move there or to at least visit him. Nice, friendly guy. We sat around and chatted a few minutes. He tried to sell me the unit but I’m not interested in owning. He paid about $60,000 and still owes $40,000. He did say he’s not going to raise the rent and I can stay as long as I want.