So I went longboarding a few days ago, began to speed wobble and ate crap, landed hard on my shoulder and broke my collarbone.
To avoid ER costs (which are rediculously expensive) I just went to a medical center in our town and did an express care for a $30 co-pay. Which they took x-rays, saw that it was broken and gave me a sling, and the doctor (who I've seen a few times in the past) prescribed me 30 5mg/325APAP hydrocodone to be taken every 4 hours. At that rate that's about 5 days worth.
Accounting for the fact that I don't take them throughout the night (however the first couple of nights I awoke at 5am in severe pain in which I took one... I'm obviously down to my last few.
I don't have a primary care doctor, which I should see into getting one which might take a while...
Hydrocodones and medication as such typically do not come with a re-fill as it's by doctor authorization, which is fine. The doctor said that it would take at least 3 weeks to heal and become mobile in my shoulder again... which obviously 30 wouldn't be a enough...
I called my pharmacy, and they acted as if they have never encountered this type of situation before... I told them that it was express care... and they're like "They usually don't refill these..."
and I'm like "I broke a bone... The doctor even said it would be at least 3 weeks minimal.. could you at least try?"
She said she would, and that she would get back to me, via by phone... I haven't heard from her today, I've got a few, but I'll be out tomorrow. Should I call her and ask for an update on the situation tonight or should I wait and worry about it tomorrow?
I think it's kind of rediculous, but I guess it's kind of my fault for not having a primary care doctor, I might get one... I don't care for the express care doctor too much..