Thank you UPS man for delivering so many exciting things this week!
The first thing that arrived was my PrimaBella wristband. These are not seabands! (Don’t even get me started on how much I loathe the seabands. Seriously. I hate them.) This is a prescription wristband that sends a tiny electrical impulse up the arm to supposedly help combat nausea and vomiting. Just look at how happy those ladies look on their website! Yeah, I know, it’s likely that at some point I will want to get stabby with those happy, smiling ladies, but for now, I’m hoping that this will help. This sucker is actually FDA approved, and there’s been a bit of buzz on the HelpHer forums. With that in mind, I’m hopeful.
I have to say, dealing with the PrimaBella people so far has been nothing but pleasurable. Within 24 hours of them getting the prescription from my doctor they were calling me to talk insurance. They tried running it through both prescription insurance (DENIED!) and medical insurance (DENIED!), and when that fell through they offered me a coupon to help offset the cost and gave me free priority overnight shipping. The whole process took about a week from the point where my doctor faxed in the Rx to me having the wristband in my hot little hands. They called me every day to update me on the status, which I thought was very nice. If I was pregnant and sick, having that assurance that they were trying to get me help ASAP would be very comforting. This seems to be a seriously on the ball company. Let’s hope the wristband helps.
In other wonderful customer service news, I also got to experience the phenomenal customer service of Tara Ramos, fellow HG survivor and the creator of Morning Chicness Bags. These are the fun alternative to the plastic grocery sack puke bag. She’s taken the concept of air-sick bags and made them pretty! There wasn’t a way to order a variety pack directly on the website, so I emailed her directly. Within an hour or so, we were communicating. I got my order placed for 50 bags in a variety of design options, and she got them packaged up and out the door the next morning!
They arrived this past week and they are so pretty! Whoever thought puke bags could be cute and pretty! As I told Tara, I can’t say I’m looking forward to using the bags, but I do look forward to the sunshine and cheer they will bring me when I feeling crummy. They’ve even got an inspirational message on the bottom: “Take one day at a time!”
And hey! We’ll probably get to try them out tomorrow! We’re taking a road trip to visit some of my family for Thanksgiving and Gabi gets carsick. Joy. But at least she can harf in style!
At some point, I’m sure I’ll be able to review both the Morning Chicness bags and the and the PrimaBella wristband. For now, I will just be thankful for an illness-free Thanksgiving and for the good memories we’ll be creating together.
Oh, I almost forgot! The last thing that came in the mail this week was… My FABULOUS New Boots! Yeah, I know, not HG related at all, but they’re so pretty! I love you Nordstrom’s Shoe Department!