A friend of mine went on vacation for just a few days the other week out-of-state. She called me in a panic.
“I forgot my meds!”
“I wish I could help you out. Have you tried calling your doctor?”
“I did, and I got this weird message about needing to unblock my phone, press *87 for a callback. That was hours ago, and still no call back!”
Hmm, no callback after hours?
So I offered to call her doctor for her on a landline, got right through, and got a real phone number that she was then able to use with little trouble. However, she still had to leave a message for the physician on call, and is still sitting there, waiting patiently for a callback that may or may not come.
It got me to wondering… Shouldn’t there be a more reliable system in place for people who are taking everyday medications, but forget them when they go away? Or, inadvertantly run out of them and get them through mail-order?
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