What if this Happened to you?

@KrauseHome (35341)
United States
April 18, 2007 3:02pm CST
A distraught senior citizen phoned her doctor's office. "Is it true," she wanted to know, "that the medication you prescribed has to be taken for the rest of my life?" "Yes, I'm afraid so," the doctor told her. There was a moment of silence before the senior lady replied, "I'm wondering, then, just how serious is my condition. This prescription is marked 'NO REFILLS'." **This is only a Joke, but sometimes, aren't we all like this?***
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@oldboy46 (2132)
• Australia
20 Apr 07
Yes, I can understand why someone could be confused by such things. It is a bit like getting certain prescriptions, i.e. sleeping tablets and reading the label which says something like "this medication may make you drowsy. If this happens, do not operate machinery or drive a vehicle. If these symptoms persist see your Doctor". Okay, but he was the one who gave them to me in the first place. It is just like when they first started to use child proof caps/lids on medications here in Australia ... many elderly people got into all sorts of trouble as they couldn't open their medication. But give the bottle to any child ... and they opened the medication without any problems. Thank you for sharing this one with us.
• United States
19 Apr 07
That would certainly give anyone pause for thought. :) Thanks for sharing that joke, that was funny (and clean).
@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
19 Apr 07
Oh no this is not good if this really happened to a senior citizen, as I have to take medication daily but this is a real good joke and thank you for sharing this with your friend and members. And sometimes we are really like this.
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@kelly60 (4548)
• United States
20 Apr 07
Luckily, when I find that my meds are marks no refills it is because the doctor wants to see me in between refills, not because he expects me not to live long enough to refill it again. I can see how it would worry someone though.