May 26th, 2011

Repeated Dr. Office Suck

I have a chronic disease that causes a lot of pain. Most of the time I cope. Right now I'm having a particularly bad flare.

Since I'm not a pain management patient my doctor will only prescribe 20 vicodin at a time. So in the past 3 weeks I've had 3 prescriptions for it.

The suck, is that my doctor's office keeps faxing it in to the pharmacy without signing it. I show up and the doctor didn't sign it.

I called to get a refill today before leaving town tomorrow. I showed up at the pharmacy to pick it up tonight and it's not signed. And the doctor's office isn't open tomorrow. So I have the option of going to the Emergency Room and hoping they'll write me a prescription, trying to get a hold of my specialist in Portland and seeing if he'll write for me or sucking it up for the long weekend. Lame.