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Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 12/16/2008 3:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Maybe I've missed something. I was wondering ... How do you like your new
pharmacy. I'll probably be changing pharms soon.

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   Posted 12/16/2008 2:53 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't think I can use the language here that would adequately describe how I feel about having to change pharmacies! shocked

It took them less than 24 hrs. to not have one of my major anti-convulsant meds in stock. Thankfully, it was an inexpensive one, and my old CVS had some on their shelves and let me private pay for a 3 month supply. Yesterday I went in to the hospital to pick up most of my other meds (my percocet isn't due until early January - I can't wait for that one smhair). It's not bad enough the pharmacy is in the hospital that laid me off a year ago right after my back surgery (so I hate anything to do with them, but they carry my COBRA coverage), but it's 45 minutes away. They tell you you can park in the circle where people drop off and pick up patients when you come in to get your meds. Yesterday it was so crowded I had to go into the parking lot, and that cost $1.40 for a lousy half hour, but the place closes at 4pm and it was nearly 4 so I had to park somewhere. Then I go in and it's a very small area and of course there was one person I knew sitting in a chair waiting for a script. I pretended I didn't see her, but then the pharmacists are telling me over the counter about the med they didn't have. So much for privacy. Then they forgot to put on the easy open caps so after I checked (I had to go out into the hospital entrance area to find a spot to check everything out before I left) so I had to go back in to have the cap changed.

I loved my CVS people who knew me and were 5 minutes away, you could go through the drive through, etc., etc. Does that about cover my opinion of my new pharmacy???? smhair

p.s. I forgot one more thing. I intentionally gave them Rx's for 30 day supplies with refills, rather than a 90 day supply, in case I get some new doctors who want to change meds. When I got home I realized they had given me my entire FOUR MONTH supply of gabapentin in two bottles (guess I didn't check things closely enough!) but a one month supply of the other two (which aren't pain meds). Now my head is really spinning trying to figure out what will be due when, where. It was all running so smoothly at CVS, and all I had to worry about was collecting scripts from my doctors. shakehead

Post Edited (PAlady) : 12/16/2008 1:13:13 PM (GMT-7)

Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 12/17/2008 4:48 AM (GMT -6)   
It sounds like a nightmare.
Would it be helpful to other patients and YOURSELF if you called and spoke sweetly
to the supervisor about the situation?
The part where you lose your privacy is alarming for many reasons. The worst:
The wrong person could hear what meds you're taking and follow you outl
You have the dx "Chronic Pain" It seems like something could be done to make
this better for you. I can't even drive because of my neck pain. In CA there
is a little more kindness toward disabilities. We have cards to place on our cars
so we can park in designated spaces and not have to walk far. This just isn't
fair or right for you. They obviously need spaces like this or more spaces. Can
your prescriptions be mailed to you? Can you say your meds make you sleepy
and you don't feel safe on the roads. If you don't take the meds you're in too
much pain to drive. (This might not be a good thing. The doctor might be alarmed
Maybe if you were on disability you would be treated fairly.

Who was it sitting there, huh? Spill. : - D It's good for your soul.

We found a cheap apartment. The people there are very concerned about
"preserving the integrity of the neighborhood" OMG! for once luck has come
my way. The place is an artist's dream come true and No stairs! Only one
problem: I don't think it's cheap enough. In my town you dare not go to a
place where the rent is truly affordable.


And we have to buy a refrigerator or else keep our food cold in a beer cooler.
My eyes are crossing. G'night. smilewinkgrin

Pamela Neckpain
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Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 1821
   Posted 12/17/2008 4:56 AM (GMT -6)   

The people in the new apartment complex "love people who love animals"
I put on a grrrreat show for those people.
Many have those yappy little dogs ... makes me appreciate my cat,
Ofeelya Finefurski. Pardon my language when I said she had a homely face.
Pardon my gripe when I said she eats like a horse and stays lanky and long. $70.00
a month!
(She has no worms) Just a good metabolism, I guess.
now, g'nite. scool

Post Edited (Pamela Neckpain) : 12/17/2008 7:24:23 AM (GMT-7)

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