I fill my prescriptions at my local Walmart. I signed up for their text notifications. Every month it shoots me a text to order my meds. All I have to do is type "ALL". Then two days later I begin receiving text telling me I can come in and pick them up. I ignore the first 5 days worth of text as I normally have a little bit left. When I got today's text I noticed it showed a low, low dollar amount, which let me know that I would not be picking up all of my meds. Damn, damn, damn. One of the meds I take feels like the most important as it helps me sleep. I cannot go without this med. I drive down there and fortunately the two prescriptions they have for me are my lamotrigine and my quetiapine for sleep!!!
I was informed that for the other two, the would fax my doctor to get a new prescription three times before they called her. I strongly feel for a group of ill people who tend to fight taking our damn meds, that the pharmacy should note what meds we are taking and take preemptive steps to help us not screw up our med schedule.
I know I am dreaming, but now I have to call my doctor and admit I haven't been paying attention to the front of the bottles that state how many refills I have left. I also know that when my prescriptions run out, that I probably have an appointment scheduled and I seem to have forgotten, again, to write down when we agreed to see each other next. I need to ask her to write it down for me and sticky note it to my forehead.
I just took a break for typing and went to go search all of the pockets in my purse and found her business card and on the back is my appointment, July 9 at 2 pm! Yay for me, I am not a 6 time loser in forgetting my appointment!!!!
So, now all I have to do is call her to let her know that Walmart will be faxing her to get my abilify and lithium prescription so we can keep me on rails of sanity and off the crazy train.
Now that I am thinking of my appointment, I believe we agreed to make this the expensive appointment and have it be a therapy appointment and not my regular med check. I will tell you that I do not like therapy. All I do is sit there and cry and have snot bubbles explode out of my nose. She sounded like if I didn't do therapy that she would drop me. I haven't found cheap therapy yet. Honestly, I haven't been looking. I like writing compared to typing. When I cry while writing, it feels right and cathartic because no one is watching me. I really hate being looked at. I had thought I would do the online therapy, but they still want to look at you.
Anyhow, that is my sob story for today. I promise I am really not sobbing today, just irritated that I have to go back to Walmart to get my other pills later this week.
People, remember 4th of July is next week and that many pharmacies will be closed. Don't be like Mental Melissa and wait until July 3rd to fill those prescriptions! Sticky note to the forehead!!!