At least, that’s what I feel like today. I had a minor surgery yesterday (so minor I was home two hours after I woke up,) and I feel like I was run over by a bus today.
Really, everyone at the hospital was just terrific, and I love how they didn’t make me sit there and wait forever before I got to go home.
I did snap at the pharmacy clerk at the Walgreen’s, though, and I kinda feel bad about it. It was after eight when I got out of the hospital, so the family-owned pharmacy I usually go to that’s just a block away from my house was already closed. I didn’t want to have to wait until nine this morning to get my pain medicine, and I didn’t think it would be a good idea to walk over there alone anyway.
So I had to go to the downtown Walgreen’s, which I’d never been to. I went in and set my driver’s license and insurance card on the counter, along with the Vicodin script. My throat was sore from the breathing tube, so I didn’t want to talk too much, and I wasn’t sure if they needed ID before filling a Vicodin prescription anyway.
When the order was filled, I went to pay and was rather surprised when the total came up to $21, since my recent Darvocet script was only $0.88. (For anyone wondering, the Darvocet side effects were starting to bother me, so I handed the remaining medicine in to dispose of and asked for something different post surgery.)
I said, “Is that with insurance?”
“Yes,” said she. Then she paused. “You have insurance?”
“Yes,” I said flatly. “That’s why I set the insurance card on the counter.”
In my defense, I was tired, hungry, weak from the anasthesia, and still in some pain, but they were justifiably a little more curt with me after that.
Anyone want to offer me some sympathy? I promise not to be rude to you.