What's new: One active pimple on jawline. And little holes, large pores on side of nose, top of nose and chin. And...I had my first breakdown/serious mood swing last night.
My face: Face feels smooth and looks really good this morning. Although, after I moisturized and put powder on I could see these big holes on the side of my nose where the powder didn't sink in, and they are on my chin, too. They look really weird - like holes in my skin. Anyone else?
Everything else: Nothing new with body, except The Target Incident.
The Target Incident
It was a big one.
On Tuesday I spent forever (an hour or so) on the phone talking to my dermatologist and Target, back and forth, to make sure the derm called the prescription over to Target, then to check that the derm called the right mg in, then to Target to make sure they got the call, then a call back to make sure they would order it (they don't keep Claravis at the pharm) and it would be ready for me to pick up. Let me repeat, that it would be ready for me to pick up.
After all that follow-up with derm and Target pharm, it would seem that I'd be all ready to pick-up my new 60 mg (2x30) rx at Target. I did all this prep and confirmation b/c it's a big deal that they have it before I go as it's quite the hike from my place. I live in DC, don't have a car, so it's a couple train rides/transfers to get there. A pain. And last time, it was NOT ready for pick-up when I got there.
I get to Target last night after work, and they don't have it!
They had ordered 10mg instead of 30mg. I almost started crying right then. They said they had already ordered the right mg to correct the error, and it would be ready tomorrow (today at 11am). I still got upset. After all my work to make sure it would be ready...
I asked if I could just, for tomorrow morning (today), take three, 10mgs pills, and then come in after work and get the right ones so I could stay (and start) on track with when I take it (breakfast and dinner). They said no. I understood why, but I was still upset. I couldn't help it. I said "I have to start this tomorrow!" I think I kind of yelled or said it snotty. And she said "You can, it will be ready at 11am." Seemed reasonable; good response from her. And she was very nice and apologetic about it all. But I still wasn't happy. I was being very stubborn, and on the verge of tears.
Then I asked the cost. For my first 40mg for a month it was $260. For this one it's going to be $792! I figured it would be around $500. (My insurance doesn't cover it). So that means $800 for the next four months! I had to walk away. That was it. Eyes and nose were burning, tears were here. My husband, Pete, was there with me. Tears, tears and more tears in the shampoo and conditioner aisle of Target. I didn't care. And I couldn't stop. My husband was being so sweet. Every time I looked at him I realized I was overreacting, but I could not stop crying. Just kept thinking about all the steps I took so this wouldn't happen, so I could get my rx when I showed up. It was such a big deal to me then and there.
Then I was over it. By the time we got to the soup aisle all I could think about was food. Mood swing central. Look out (Pete).