I'm currently off sick with a real bad case of sinsitis and just as I was resting and the headaches seemed to be decreasing I get calls from the frailcare facility where my mother is at. The dr had just seen my mother and daignosed her with bronchitus and prescribed meds. The pharmacy I am forced to use can only get the meds there tomorrow and according to the sister on duty at the Home she can't wait that long. She told me I should go and fetch the meds myself! So I tell her to use the pharmacy nearest them the one that my mother has an account with. More calls, that pharmacy is refusing to give the meds because I have an outstanding balance with them. I have been paying them R200 a month for last 6 months because I can't pay them anymore and this is what happens. it is illegal to refuse meds if the account is being paid regularly! It's not like is in the thousands! So in order to get my mother the meds today I have been forced to transfer a portion of my grocery money for the month so my mother will get her medication.
Right now, my head is fit to burst, my neck has completely siezed up and I could scream and cry at the same time. What if I didn't have any money at all! What then? Does everything stop because the dutiful daughter can't pay. Would my mother's health be further jeopardised because I couldn't pay? That seem to be the case. I guess I'll be loaning money this month in an effort to get through until next pay day. They don't care about that do they?
I am furious and feeling completely helpless in this situation. I might as well have a noose around my neck. Squeeze the life out of me in order to keep another person a live. Okay... I really need to calm down.