Why caregivers go crazy
I handle my mother's medications. A couple of years back her pharmacy stopped handling Part B Medicare. My mother is diabetic and gets her testing supplies under Part B. So I asked her doctor to send the prescription to Walgreen's, since it handles Part B. Then her doctor starts sending all the prescriptions there. I got it straightened out, but every time I have to order testing supplies, it happens again. This time the doctor not only switched to Walgreen's, they switched to one that was a few miles away. Grr.
Another thing is driving me crazy. My normal shower time is around 7 PM. My mother used to shower at another time. My night schedule is based on my 7:00 shower time. Now my mother showers every evening at 7:00. I've said something, but she says she has always showered at that time.
These things seem trivial, but these things mount up. I wondered why we waited to get to the sandwich generation before the doctors built walls around themselves so you have to do things through the computer, instead of being able to talk to a person. This is when they are prescribing multiple medications being sent out to who knows where. It is up to the caregiver to figure it all out. How did it all get so irritating?
I hope I never have to take any pills ever.