Thursday, May 28, 2009

A Pain in My Back...

Image and video hosting by TinyPicI called in a prescription for my birth control on Tuesday morning. It had run out of refills & needed my Doctor's approval to renew. I don't understand why there is a limit on birth control refills. It's birth control. It's not painkillers or anything. Nevertheless, I figured I was going to have to miss one day of the pill, but felt confident that I would get it on Wednesday and I could take 2. After Wednesday passed, and my prescription STILL was not ready, I got pissed. Not only was I going to miss one day, but I was going to miss 2 and possibly a third. I was thankful that my prescription wasn't some pill that my life was dependent upon, because if that was the case, I'd be dead!

This morning I called my Doctor, because they were the slackers in this case. They had failed to call my pharmacy to authorize the refill. Of course, nowadays you can't talk to anyone on the phone. You have to talk to a machine. This gets really annoying when you just want to get to the bottom of something. So, I left a message on the Doc's machine:

Yes, this is Samantha [last name], and I am calling to see if there is a problem with my prescription. I called to have it filled on Tuesday, and it is now Thursday. If there is some kind of a problem, please call me and let me know. I am going three days without this stuff now. I would appreciate it if I could have it today, and again, if there is a me!

I was trying to be nice, but I was highly pissed. I decided that I would give the doctor and the pharmacy until 2 o'clock to have my prescription ready, or else someone was going to wish they had stayed home from work today. Someone was going to get chewed out. At 12:30, I called to check on my prescription, and to my surprise, it was ready. I was thrilled, and went to pick it up. Once I got the prescription in the car, I checked the refills and it's only valid for one more refill. It's past due time for me to go to the OBGYN, but why does that have to affect the refills on my birth control?? I guess it's just another way to suck money out of population. I don't even have health insurance. I am paying full price for my prescription. Give me a break people!

On top of all of this aggravation, I woke up with this horrible pain in my back. I must have slept wrong or perhaps I somehow punched myself in the back in the middle of the night. I'm not sure, but I know that it hurts. I am currently contemplating dragging my heating pad into the living room and veging out on the couch for the rest of the night, but I'm not sure that Bree will allow that. She's figured out how to climb up on the bar. She is keeping me busy.


Mother Mayhem said...

Another favorite of mine is the "partial" refill. Grr...

Hope your back is soon feeling better!

Samantha said...

Grrr, doctors are annoying.

& my back is feeling better today. I must've just slept it on wrong.