I know, it’s not just here, and it’s not just the new laws that’s causing issues. But they have made things more difficult, mostly with my doctors offices more than anything.
However, I have found an amazing silver lining in this crap pile of a situation! A few years ago, the first time I got a pain medication prescription my usual pharmacy couldn’t fill, they could not keep the script and fill it when they got more, nor could even tell me when they would get more, and said I would just need to keep trying each day and hope they didn’t sell out before filling mine! I spent the day getting the same response and the typical junkie/addict/loser treatment everywhere I went. Finally I thought of a place to try, I didn’t think that they could help me if the chain stores couldn’t, but boy was I wrong! I figured I’d try a small, Mom & Pop pharmacy. I went in that day with my perscription feeling battered, bruised and severely beaten down from the treatment I had received all day long, and in a lot of pain from driving so much to find relief for my pain. And it was like a ray of sunshine! She didn’t have it, but could order it for the next day, fill it and have it delivered to me! I Found out the pharmacist is a friend of my sister, and a part owner in the business. Any new perscriptions I get, same thing. I took all of my business there. If I need Advil or cold medication and she is sending a delivery to me, I can call and ask her to add it in my order, no problem! And, she just runs my card once a month for what I owe!
My amazing pharmacist is the most attentive, caring, efficient, knowledgeable person that I have on my medical care team! When I am out of medication, and can’t get a doctor’s staff to help me, she even goes to bat and calls their office on my behalf and will try anything she can think of to get what I need! ️ I don’t know what I would do without her!
Because of her most recent acts of going above and beyond to get my medication for me to avoid withdrawal, I really want to do something nice for her. Any ideas!