Thursday, April 22, 2010
The good news is my lab results were so good, the doctor took me off one of my diabetes medications. Also, there are new lab techs at the doctor's office. The husband and wife team retired. HE was ok, but SHE couldn't hit a vein if it was lying on top of my skin. The bad news is I have to test regularly for the next three months to make sure my blood sugar doesn't go too high. Then, I have to go back to the lab and then to the doctor. I'm being punished for being good.
Another form of punishment was having to wrangle with Walgreens, again, because they made yet another mistake on my prescription for a glucometer. All I wanted was a newfangled one that would let me test on some body part other than my fingertips. So, I asked for one of those tiny little things that has the test strips inside, and the pen for the lancets that held several lancets at a time. Apparently that was asking too much. I frequently do that.
What I got was a nice new glucometer, with a place for multiple test strips inside, and lancet drums that wouldn't fit the lancet pen that came with the glucometer. After I read every single word of the booklet and logged onto the website, I confirmed that they were the wrong lancets. Uh-oh. Gotta call Walgreens. The question to be answered was, should I swap my glucometer for the one that would fit the drums that contained several lancets or keep it and get the single lancets.
Well, I copped out. I just didn't feel up to trying to explain my problem to Walgreens so soon after my last battle with them, so I asked Jay to do it for me. Yes, I am a coward.
Anyhoo, although I'm sure he would rather have done almost anything else today, he gallantly gathered up all of my testing supplies and went forth to do battle with Walgreens. Actually, it wasn't too bad. They just swapped the wrong lancets for the right ones and that was that.
Jay's my hero.