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Prescriptions gone awry

June Donohue - Columnist
Posted 7/30/20

When my son, Michael came to pick me up to take me for a bone scan and a chest x-ray, I had the two prescriptions on the kitchen table along with my cell phone, ready to go.

Mike was also to take …

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When my son, Michael came to pick me up to take me for a bone scan and a chest x-ray, I had the two prescriptions on the kitchen table along with my cell phone, ready to go.

Mike was also to take some paperwork to drop off at my daughter, Patricia's house. Somehow I walked out with the paperwork but without the prescriptions and my cell phone.

At New Century Imaging they were very patient with me saying they would get my doctor to fax the prescriptions to them. Mike left and I sat in the waiting area until being called into the screening room.

Since my cell number was on file with them, Lisa texted me nine times with the same standard message: Thank you for your patience. Please report to the desk as we are now ready for you.

Since I was only a few feet away from her, I finally heard my name mentioned and we connected.

She apologized to me when it should have been the other way around.

My next dilemma was how to contact Michael when I was ready to be picked up. Miraculously Mike showed up just as I was finished. We knew that my grandson, Ryan, had a prescription that Mike was to pick up at his doctor's office in Hackensack.

Before coming to get me, Ryan told his Uncle Mike that he thought his doctor's office closed at 3:30 so Michael, who was returning to get me did a U-turn so he would get there in time. Then Ryan called Michael again to say his doctor's office didn't close until four, so Michael did another U-turn to come and get me first.

We got to the doctor's office in time and Mike even took the prescription to the pharmacy, got it filled and delivered it to Ryan.

So All's well that ends well.

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