Hi Snow, Kathy here, how fortunate you are to have the people in your life that you do. And you seemed to absorb alot of what they say. I really think thats great.
Yes I know if there is something new and horrible its absolutley necessary to go to your doctor. But I wish I had people around me with that kind of knowledge and I am so glad you share you knowledge.
I also completely agree on the pharmacy issue. As I said I have been with my pharmacist longer than any doctor I have been with. She is a wonderful, compassionate person, I sometimes think you was a doctor in her native country and decided when she got to the States, pharmacy was the thing to do. While I wait for my meds, every customer coming to the counter, she knows who they are and what they take. I have often heard her tell a customer, sorry cant fill this is because it compromises what you are taking, then call the doc office and either find a different med, or just say no, cant fill this, she/he cant take this due to whatever the reason.
Thats what I call caring and knowing your patient.
Take care, hope you are having a low pain day.
degenerative disc disease, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, neuropathy, lumbar laminectomy july 1998 no help, rechargeable neurostimulator unit low right back w/lead wires to left side and right leg unit not working just sitting there.i am 57 years young in may will turn 58. i have 2 grown daughters, 25 and 29. i have 2 grandchildren, 9 year old grandaughter and 5 yr. old grandson