Monday, November 19, 2007


I've had such a bleh day. Every Monday it seems like I have no energy, I feel anxious and depressed. This Monday, it's probably because I haven't had my anti-depressant since Saturday.

See, I was at Walmart on Thursday to get my prescription refilled. I had called my doctor's office prescription line on Tuesday to request a refill and felt a 2 day waiting period would be sufficient. Well, my prescription wasn't there and when I called the docs to ask after it, I was told they didn't call in scrips on Wednesday and mine wouldn't be called in until after 6 pm on Thursday (the day I was there). So, I said, "Well, I'm here now." And she said, "Well, we can't do it now."

Seeing as how I was unwilling to waste gas to go back to Walmart for just one prescription, I figured I'd wait until I was there next time I was grocery shopping. Turns out, that'll be tomorrow. I took my last pill on Saturday morning and it's been downhill since then.

I get that particular med filled at Walmart because it falls under their $4 plan. Walmart is not super convenient for me, but I do get there at least once a week for my main shopping trip.

If I didn't like my doctor so well, I'd be finding a different physician. But, this wasn't his fault - this falls squarely on the office employees and their new prescription line policies.

Then, we have to add in the upcoming holidays that add to my gloom. My dad passed away in September 2004. My mom followed 14 months later in November 2005 (two days after Thanksgiving). Neither of them lived to see Sissy and that breaks my heart. My dad would have loved her so much.


  1. If it makes you feel better, I haven't had any antidepressants since being deployed. I don't know if it is a good thing or not, I never could feel the difference myself.

    On a happy note, thank you for adding me as a link. That means you can borrow my imaginary friend.

  2. Sorry your days been bleh.. If it will help read about my day in tomorrows blog. Holidays get us all especially when there are loved ones that have passed on. Hopefully tomorrow is a better day.

  3. I hope you'll be better tomorrow.

  4. I'm sorry that you are having a rough day.
    And the holidays...oi...I, too will not be loving holidays this year with what has happened.

    I recently started an antidepressant and I'm concerned about when it runs out...I don't have any health insurance(or money) or a PCP for that matter to get a refill. I don't know if it's working yet..but that would suck if it did and then I couldn't get it refilled.

    I hope you have a better day tomorrow.

  5. I'm glad I called you after reading this. Get that prescription asayc.

    I think the only reason I always went over the top about Christmas was to counteract my normal low register wavelength. I absolutely used to spoil myself by getting, gathering, or making all kinds of silly things for friends because it made me happy. Prolly only made them happy or a few minutes, but it helped me to feel better.

    With two young children in the house (and one much older child), there could be a million ways to perk yourself up by doing something for them.

  6. I hope you feel better soon! And I'm so sorry to hear about your parents, hon. You are young to have gone through the loss of both so soon. The holidays are a downer for me too for family reasons. And even hubby in a way.

    I'm stocking the liquor cabinet... should you find yourself in southern WV email me :)

  7. Bleh is right. There's a certain irony in having to rely on Walmart to supply the pills that bring on a better mood. Walmart. Ugh.

    I'm sorry that your parents didn't get to know your kids. That's just not fair.

  8. It's terribly sad that your parents didn't live longer and they missed out on knowing your daughter.
    Of course your children will know your parents through you, so perhaps during these tough times, a good way to cope would be to do things you used to do with them as a tradition to pass on to your children.
    I think that good memories are always the best medicine for missing someone.
    Hope your Thanksgiving is a good one.

  9. Hey ETW - a big *sigh* and hug for you, and best wishes for an upswing, some good days, and a change in your doctor's office policies.