Wednesday, October 16, 2019
My doctor recently convinced me that my count was not borderline, but was in fact very high. I gave in and have been taking the drug at the lowest dose.
I have not since checked my cholesterol level, but have noticed that my blood pressure has dropped from borderline high to just about right. I haven’t experienced muscle issues and my golf score has come down about 6 strokes (the stuff is supposed to prevent strokes so…)
Yesterday I went to my local pharmacy to get a refill. I was told they needed to check with my doctor, but while they were doing so electronically, I should make a follow up to my doctor.
I called on a semi-holiday and got an answering machine, so I waited one more day. Today I called and got the machine but did not have the pharmacy phone number handy which they needed. I called later with all information handy and got the office, not the machine.
“Doctor’s office, please hold.” Pretty sure it was Lily Tomlin on the phone.
Damn, this time I was hoping for the machine.
After five minutes of hearing an occasional ‘boop’ I heard Lily answer,
“Doctor’s office please continue to hold.”
I was glad this was not an emergency.
Finally, I got the office.
“Doctor’s office, thank you for waiting.”
“Yes, I need a prescription refill.”
“What is the prescription?”
“That cholesterol reducing stuff.”
“Is that cholesterol reducing stuff?”
“Did the pharmacy put in a request?”
“They said they would electronically, but that I should also call.”
With distain, “They shouldn’t do that!!”
Perturbed, “I just do what I’m told, should I go back and tell them they shouldn’t do that?”
Five minutes later.
With distain “You need to call the pharmacy because we approved that electronically yesterday!”
Apologetically “I did say they were putting in the request, I am just following up, thank you.”
With disdain “Well check with them, we did everything already, I don’t know why you are calling!”
Feeling like I did something wrong (and with a touch of F-you sarcasm) “I guess I am just a jerk! Thanks, I will check with them.”
Sheesh! Some things that should be easy.
I’ll bet my blood pressure is through the roof now.