2002-08-10 02:22:55 (UTC)

A Trip and the Friday Five

I realized this morning that there was something wrong with
my prescription refill. It wasn't the same medicine I'd
been taking. I called the insurance company and after some
run around was told that the insurance company had called my
doctor and asked if they could substitute something cheaper
and he'd agreed. The problem was this isn't the same
medicine. There is a medicine similiar to the one I was
taking but the one they sent me is that medicine plus a
strong diuretic. Ack! I do NOT need a diuretic. I am an
old woman; I have problems in this area already. I called
the doctor's office but found out that it's closed until
next Thursday. Ack, again! I'd wish they'd warn patients
about this as my doctor has a solo practice and has no one
to cover for him when he's gone. If you get sick or hurt
badly enough that you need a doctor's care when he's closed
or not available the only option is emergency care.

Well, Marsha came to the rescue. She was in the office
catching up on the paperwork and I was lucky I caught her
in. I told her the problem, she asked me what drug I was
taking (it's one of three medications I take for high blood
pressure). and she checked and said she had tons of free
samples. *Come over and knock on the window before noon*,
she told me *and I'll give you some to tide you over until
the doctor gets back next week.* Great! Well, since we had
to go to Junction City anyway, John and I decided to make a
day of it. We picked up the free samples (she gave me three
weeks worth and said they had a good year's worth of samples
in the office and if the insurance company kept giving me
trouble, they'd just give me the samples!), then went to
Corvallis by way of Monroe. A nice drive in the country.

We went to the library, to the Folk Club (didn't buy
anything), did the recycling and then went on to Albany,
taking the long scenic drive by the river. We went out to
lunch at Arby's, shopped at Costco, went to the bank, bought
a new antenna for the cell phone (the tip had broken off),
filled the van with gas, bought some new towels at Fred
Meyer's, bought some day old bread and headed home.

I took a short nap before dinner, made dinner and cleaned up
the kitchen, and now John and Gavin have gone back to
Junction City in the truck to pick up another load of
firewood at his parent's trailer park.

The Friday Five

1. Do you have a car? If so, what kind of car is it?
A 1999 candy-apple red Chyrsler Town and Country LX

2. Do you drive very often?
Yes. And you didn't ask, but I love to drive. I
don't like being a passenger nearly as much.

3. What's your dream car?
A PT Cruiser; dark maroon with gray leather

4. Have you ever received a ticket?
I received a speeding ticket about 10 years ago.
I was so upset I cried for three days. This is the only
ticket I've ever gotten in almost 30 years of driving.

5. Have you ever been in an accident?
A couple of minor fender benders when I was first
learning to drive but nothing since and nothing serious.