You want me to take WHAT???

From the Adventurous Telephone Calls department:

I’ve been prescribed a medication that isn’t covered (at all) by my medical insurance.  Since it costs close to $1,500 per month at normal retail prices, there’s no way I can afford it;  so the doctor who prescribed it signed me up with a specialty pharmacy, to see whether I qualified for a reduced price.

A few minutes ago I received a phone call from the pharmacy to confirm the information the doctor’s office had provided to them.  All went well until, at the end of the call, the nice lady on the other end of the phone said, “You’ll be receiving your first prescription of (Drug X) next week.”

I hesitated, then said, “What medication was that, please?”

“(Drug X).”

“Er . . . I don’t recognize that name.  Don’t you mean (Drug Y)?”

Silence, then, “Hold on, let me check.”  A short pause, then she came back on the line, very apologetic, and said, “You’re quite right;  it should be (Drug Y).  I’m afraid I mixed up your file with someone else’s.  I’m sorry.  I’ll correct it.”

I said, “Thank you – but what was the drug you were going to send me?”

With a quiver in her voice, she said, “It was hormone replacement therapy, to treat the menopause.”

We both burst out laughing.  As she ended the call, she said, “It was a good thing you checked!”

My wife said much the same thing when I told her about the mixup, a few minutes ago . . .

I wonder if it would have improved my writing?



  1. You might have been writing from another perspective, you'd start shaving your legs, wearing house dresses and wearing pink fluffy slippers around the house.

  2. Well, "The Stones of Silence" trilogy might well have a series of highly successful time-travel Scots romance stories, written, based on close hyperbolic orbits around a black dwarf star. That allows both bodice and jumpsuit ripping along loosened seams and laces. Boarding axes and claymores are popular on both sides of time. Sayyyyy …. 🙂

  3. Hey Peter;

    LOL, Your handwriting will improve but you will be crying all the time….it would be a wash, hehehe but the results would be worthy of a blogpost.

  4. If you go to the drug manufacturers web site; you may be able to download a coupon. That way way you could save even more.
    I have Chronic Myeloid Leukemia and my medication costs $11,000 per month. Yet with my coupon I only pay $10.
    Now there's an investigative article for you! How can a drug cost that much, yet I can get it for so cheap.

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