The “this” portion of the post will be about my lovely morning with friends and the “that” portion will be a rant. Get ready.
First, I had a nice morning with Drew before he left for work. When he left I got myself dressed and met Cheryl for coffee downtown. It’ was so nice to visit and relax with my friend. When I left there I went to return some library books and check out a few more. That’s when I got a call from Heidi, who was in the midst of a frozen pipe situation. (This 4 degree weather is such bummer.) I had the extreme pleasure of hanging out with Miss Sophie while Heidi crawled her pretty little self under the house.
Now, for the rant… On Wednesday I fought with a sinus pressure headache all day. Yesterday I dug a Claritin D out of the medicine cabinet and felt MUCH better. We have 2 pills left, so I thought I’d see if I could purchase some more. Technically, Claritin D is an Over The Counter medication. The problem? You need a prescription to purchase this OTC med. I already knew (from 6+ months ago) that Walgreens won’t sell it unless you fill other prescriptions with them and Wal-Mart won’t sell it at all without a prescription. I decided to try Jepson, the local drugstore, and was told that I had to have a prescription. There was one more place to try in Siloam, so I went to Harps. They will sell it with an AR driver’s license, paper work and a blood pressure check, but they were out. She suggested I just call my PCP and get a prescription. Well, that would be lovely, but it’s been a year since I’ve been, so I know that I would need an office visit. Our insurance is a high deductible plan, which means I would have to pay in full for the visit. It’s so frustrating and, while I understand that that there are individuals who abuse and misuse the med, I’m not one of them. I feel like a criminal just asking if I can buy it. I don’t like the looks I get. If anyone thinks that I’m the kind of gal who would use a decongestant to make meth then they are vastly underestimating my morals and vastly overestimating my chemistry knowledge & lab skills. So, I came home empty handed. Here’s hoping that I won’t have such headaches that would require a doctor visit and prescription.
To end on a high note, I just got a message from my brother and I have a lunch date in a bit. I’m feeling a little spoiled by all this free time and attention :)