Monday, January 4, 2016

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone is having a nice new year so far! I haven't done much. I know I keep harping about a surprise, but to be truthful I haven't had time to work on it all December!

Now that the new year has begun it's time to get back to work!

In other news, this whole hospital change my rhuematologist made has been such a pain. I've been trying to get three prescriptions filled for over two weeks now. I've been out of them for that long (I did get an emergency supply from the pharmacy but have been out of that for two weeks). The pharmacy hasn't heard anything back from my doctor.

I called his office today and after waiting on hold for 15 minutes I finally get to talk to the receptionist lady who asks me what the problem is. I tell her I have been out of several prescriptions for two weeks and the pharmacy is saying that they are waiting on confirmation from my doctor. I wanted to know what the hold up was.

Apparently, no one in his new office thought to even let him know I had been trying to contact him and the pharmacy had been faxing for refills! Two weeks! Two weeks all of this stuff has been with the office and the front end staff have been ignoring it. All I could get from her is that she would put an alert on the paperwork that says it's urgent.

So I still get to wait. In the mean time I'm stuck suffering from headaches and withdrawal/shock symptoms from the anxiety med that I have been out of. It's not the type of drug that you can just stop and I have essentially been forced to do just that. And I've had to struggle along without having pain medication which is really cutting down on my sleep which just makes the anxiety that much worse!

I am not pleased with his new office staff. I miss the days where I knew all of the staff by name and knew that they would do just about anything to help and would stay on top of things.

I guess that's what happens when you go from a small, private office to a big University hospital.