Pssst… Don’t Forget About The 24 Hour Pharmacy
By Adam Pick on March 25, 2008
The incision on my chest was throbbing.
It was two weeks after my aortic valve operation and I had taken my last Vicodin several hours earlier. While we had a refill, it was late at night (around 9pm) and our local Rite-Aid was closed.
Robyn (my wife) frantically searched Rite-Aid’s website to find a 24 hour pharmacy. Luckily, there was an all-night pharmacy about twenty-five minutes away. In a split-second, she kissed me good-bye and was out the door.
She returned about an hour later with my pain medication. (Robyn is my guardian angel.)
My point of this little story? Be prepared. If possible, find out (in advance of your heart valve surgery) where a local 24 hour pharmacy is. You may need it for pain medication, severe constipation, etc.
Keep on tickin!