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Saturday, November 07, 2009

Here We Go Again...

I called the pain management clinic on Wed to tell them I'm running low on Vicodin. First, I have to explain, when you call the pain management clinic you only rarely talk to a real person, 9 times out of 10 you get the answering system. So anyway, I hear nothing back and so I call again on Thu. They get back to me but tell me that I'm calling too early for a refill (I'm only allowed 60 per month) and I'm actually due for a refill on the 9th, but being so "nice" they'll allow me to pick it up on Saturday. But I told them that's because the prescription changed, I used to be allowed up to 3 per day, but it was cut back to 2 per day. My current prescription was called in on the 7th of October and I wanted the next filled on the 6th of November. Since Oct has 31 days, I'm right on schedule. But too bad for me, my doc is gone for the day and already called in with instructions not to let me have it until Saturday. So I have to suffer one day without it...or so I think. Then I show up today for my prescription and who the hell knows where she called the fucking thing in at, since my pharmacy is completely clueless. They checked and rechecked and have nothing called in for me. I need that prescription to manage my fucking pain and I want it now and I am so sick of their God damned bullshit.

This isn't the only time they have screwed me over. One time I called in for a refill on my morphine on a Monday and nothing for two days. They tell you to give them at least 24 to 48 hrs turn around on prescription refills and to be patient and not keep calling. Well I finally called again on Thursday morning and hear nothing from them again. I call again on Friday morning and broke down crying on the phone begging for my meds since I ran out on Wed and was in severe pain. That's when they finally called it in and got back to me and apologized. The doctor approved my prescription all the way back on Monday and the fucking nurse "forgot" to call it in. What the fuck??? This is a pain clinic for people in severe chronic pain. You don't fucking forget about the meds they need to function!!! AND you don't fucking call it in to Mars or lord-knows-where instead of the person's regular pharmacy. Why the fuck can't I ever catch a break and have things go right for me?

Every God damned thing in my life sucks.

17 comment(s):

Ay mujer what assholes really. It really goes beyond irresponsibility.

By Blogger Maegan la Mala, at 11/08/2009 11:53 AM  

Co-sign. I've had my pharmacy also refuse to fill a valid prescription because my insirance won't pay for it (when I have the money to pay for it). I had to switch pain doctors once because of the blatant lying and disrespect.

I'm crossing my fingers that you find someone better. It sucks to be treated so cavalierly, and induces violent revenge fantasies in me.

By Anonymous attack_laurel, at 11/09/2009 8:07 AM  

fuuuuuuuuuuck. D:<

By Blogger belledame222, at 11/21/2009 2:50 AM  

Hi Donna,
I'm so glad to see you and your kids are safe from harm from your husband; I'm so sad to see you under the threat & harm of this pain. :-) & :-(

My best wishes, and hopes for a happy new year.

-Katie

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