January 23, 2006

It's a Virus--Or Maybe Allergies?--Or Maybe a Virus

The doctor couldn't decide between allergies and virus, but either way he didn't want to give me antibiotics, which is a good thing. I was sent home with another prescription for Flonase, a nasal allergy spray. Well, I was SUPPOSED to be sent home with a prescription, but I didn't realize until halfway home that they didn't actually give one to me. They did give me 2 free samples so that will tide me over until I can get the prescription in.

Our prescription plan is a real blessing with just a slight curse. I shouldn't complain--but, well, I'm going to briefly, if you'll indulge me. We are allowed to have a regular pharmacy fill 1 month's worth of a prescription but then it has to go through a mail order pharmacy. The mail order sends 3 months at a time for 1 co-pay, which is the really cool part. The bummer is that it's a real pain to get the prescriptions to them, and to my shame, for me to remember to re-order them when I'm getting low. So anyway, in this case, I was not given a paper prescription so I'm going to have to call the doctor. I magically procured the mail order pharmacy fax number (I had to be very sneaky to get it) so I'll just call and have it done. But it's one more thing to do.

Anyway, the bank would not change my PIN for me. Instead they're going to mail it to me in 2-3 business days. Considering I'm leaving Thursday afternoon for 11 days, that doesn't help me a whole lot should I need to get emergency cash. Luckily I can still use the debit card as a credit card, and I have my real credit card too. I should be okay but I always get a little nervous when I don't have easy access to cash. Boy, what did we ever do in the pre-ATM era?

Posted by Shelby at January 23, 2006 08:46 PM

Dear Shelby, I wish you to be as soon as possible free from virus or allergy.....
By the way, how is your writing of book?

Best wishes,

Posted by: ira at January 25, 2006 12:04 PM
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