Then, I went to the pharmacy, thinking they had one of my prescriptions ready, because I received a text saying I had a medication ready for pick up. Except, I didn't realize it was a delayed text from yesterday and I had already picked up the prescription (my antibiotics). Oops! I, then, inquired about the status of a medication I have been waiting on, and the pharmacy claimed they haven't received authorization from the clinic.
I stopped at the grocery store to pick up a few groceries (I'll do a separate post on that), then, came home and spent a good part of the afternoon going back and forth with the clinic about this one blood pressure medication, I've been trying to get refilled! The pharmacy has an automatic refill system, where medications are refilled automatically, without you needing to call them in. I used to keep track of the dates and call in, as needed, but signed up for the automatic refill when I fell ill as it was supposed to be easier. Except, sometimes, the pharmacy didn't refill some of them, automatically! I don't know why and the pharmacy personnel don't know why, either. This medication was one of them.
There was supposed to be one refill left before the authorization expired in April. When it wasn't refilled automatically, I called it in on the weekend and was told the authorization had expired. Then, the helpful, computer-generated program/voice asked if I wanted the pharmacy to contact the medical provider to request a new authorization and I said yes and was assured that they will contact the provider and it should be ready for pick up on Wednesday. When it wasn't ready on Wednesday, I called the clinic and the person who answered the phone asked me to hold while she checked and then, said they received the fax from the pharmacy on Tuesday and it usually takes them a couple of days to fill it.
Well, a couple of days from Wednesday is Friday, right? So, when the pharmacy claimed they hadn't received anything from the clinic, I called the clinic, only to be told they haven't received anything from the pharmacy! There followed several phone calls, back and forth! I was told I'd have to get an appointment to see the health care provider. I said, fine, when is the earliest I can see her? Then, they hemmed and hawed, and asked for the pharmacy phone number and said they'll call the pharmacy and call me back. I waited, but didn't get a call back. When I called at 5:25 p.m., no body answered; I guess they had closed for the day.
I am hoping that they called in the authorization and the pharmacy will fill it over the weekend. If not, I will call again, on Monday! I really could do without all this aggravation while I am dealing with a toothache! Sigh.
Later, in the evening, my gardener friend came over to do the garden and I had him trim all the guava tree branches that were going over the wall into the neighbor's property. Many of them were singed from the fire, but the trees are OK and will recover from the pruning.
I called my neighbor T to check on her and she has her phone service restored and seems to have recovered from yesterday's events.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Internet service was restored!
- I am able to go on-line again!
- A cooler day
- The newly transplanted zucchini plants seem to be doing OK
- Cloves, which seem to be working even better than the Tylenol!
During these past couple of days without internet, I spent a lot of time reading and finished reading two of my library books:
|Breaking Bread: Recipes and Stories from Immigrant Kitchens|
One titled, "Breaking Bread: Recipes and Stories from Immigrant Kitchens" by Lynne Christy Anderson.
|The Zookeeper's Wife|
I have two other library books that are partially read.
How was your Friday? What would you do if you didn't have access to the internet for a couple of days?