Friday, March 31, 2006

LET'S BE REAL, PEOPLE.......

You know when you've really had a 'mostly' terrible shitty week and you play it off to be an alright one? Well, let's all just face the facts of pretending and shed some light on reality, ok?

WHERE TO BEGIN.....

~My usual pharmacy has told me that my prescription (Acifex, for my Acid Reflux) cannot be refilled until prior authorizaton for refills from my my Dr is received. Which, ok, I already knew that was coming up last month cause every 11 months this occurs and I can read on my prescription bottle as can anyone else "Refills 0, or Refills 6, or Refills, 12, etc and so on. (my Dr usually authorizes the refills again each year for 12 months)

So almost 2 1/2 weeks ago today, I call in m refill, knowing that my pharmacy (same one I always use) will need authorization before refilling but I wanted to get the whole process started. This takes approx. 3 business days- no problem, that's why I did this in advance. So I wait, patiently and stopped in about 8 days later, thinking, alright, they'll at least give me a few tablets to get me through until my refill takes effect.
(they have done this every time this has happened before for over 4 years now) Oh no- this pharmacist on duty was a B#@*&, and I am not usually like that to make judgement, but I was being very considerate and attempting to explain to her the usual situation with this refill and she was giving me the 'stupid customer brush off', which I did not appreciate at all. So IO was refused any loaners and informed tro go purchase an OTC such as Prilosec, which, desperately, I did, paying over $13 for a total of 14 (so called 1 a day tabs) that did not work for me. I was still chewing antacids and gulping milk for some instant relief.
So , this evening I get brave and since I am in need of ibuprofin and a box of soonly needed tampons (cause, yes, I am totally PMS'in on top of all this) I run up to Sav-on and since the pharmacy was still open, I take a stab at asking the pharmacist on duty, what's upwith my refill.

OMG-------THEY TELL ME THAT THE LAST REQUEST FOR AUTHORIZATION HAS NOT EVEN BEEN FAXED TO MY DR OFFICE- I WAS LIKE WWWHHHOOOAAA---WAIT A SECOND.......I WAS IN HERE OVER 2 WEEKS AGO IN ORDER FOR THIS TO BEGAN PROPER AUTHORIZATION.

OH, I AM SO SORRY MAAM------ no...no...no...(i'm thinking) by this point I am beyond the normal adult frustration level and try to attempt to compromise.....
and I thank goodness that it worked for this evening- as I stood at the check out at the pharmacy with a box of Kotex Security Tamos and a 100 count bottle of Ibuprofin, the pharmacist on duty tonight loaned me 3 pills until proper authoriation is recieved.
I darn near wanted to lean over and give her a BIG kiss as I can't explain how she was saving my weekend......
Then I return home- (E sill playing his game) I walk in the bedroom and tell him-Listen, they gave me few loaner pills to get me through the weekend, and I proceeded to tell him that I put the box of Tampons and box of Ibuprofin on the counter as I waited and jibbered to myself aloud about the consequences of a woman suffering from too many things at once......
Thjey returned within 2 minutes with my weekend loaners and gave me two different coupons,
$1.00 off my box of tampons & $1.00 off my bottle of Ibuprofin!!!!!!
WELL, THANKS FOR NOW, SAV-ON EXPRESS..............
and for all my readers, this is only a "tiny" bit of my issues for the week!
Please join us in prayer as our Lord in Heaven blesses us with a new week!!!!

2 comments:

grody jo-dee said...

that sounds a bit like my week two weeks ago--i couldn't wait for the new one to start! :) chin up trooper!

Debby said...

hope your week this week is better....when it rains it pours i always say