Baldies' Blog began originally in the UK by a 26 year old journalist with a blood cancer on a mission to inform the world about bone marrow donation.

He has since died, and I took on the cause of making cancer care more transparent for everybody.

Cancer is a disease that will touch everybody through diagnosis or affiliation: 1 in 2 men will be diagnosed and 1 in 3 woman will hear those words, "You Have Cancer."

I invite you to read how I feel along my journey and
how I am continuing to live a full life alongside my Hodgkin's lymphoma, with me controlling my cancer, not my cancer controlling me.

I hope that "Baldies' Blog" will prepare you to handle whatever life sends you, but especially if it's the message, "You Have Cancer."

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

I read about in the September issue of Better Homes and Gardens, and I am finally getting around to passing this fabulous organizational tool on to you. is a website that, upon registration and entering your prescription information, creates a printable schedule of your medications.
The perks don't stop there though, the fee site can remind you via text messsage or email when it's time to refill your prescription. It can also store and send along your coveted prescription number for easy refills.
I know a common problem of mine is falling to order medications in a fashion that suits all the chanels that need to be guided before the medication actually enters my hands.
I can guide the site to remind me a week in advance that my thirty day prescription will be ending. At that point, I call my physicians office at Norris Cotton, which asks for 72 hours notification for refills.
After 72 hours I assume it's been called in.
Unfortunately, this DOES NOT actually mean I can just run to the pharmacy and grab it. This means the pharmacy has the order and will be able to fill it on the thirtieth day when the insurance will pay for the prescription.
It is always my hope that when the doctor calls the prescription in, the pharmacy is immediately on notice that I will be picking the medication up and orders it immediately.
This doesn't necessarily happen either. If the insurance refuses to pay on that same day, the medication doesn't get ordered.
I have ended up waiting two weeks for a long acting morphine prescription.
I used this long scheddule process that allowed for interim time between the doctors office the pharmacy and ordering the medication. Everything fell apart during the ordering stage.
Narcotics are special. They are highly regulated. If I accept a partial fill the rest of the prescription is null and void. I would have to do this process all over.
I just take a breath, remember to accept the things I can not change, and thank goodness technology can help.
For all of you looking for some medication organization, I recommend
There is also a available to providers to assist in teaching their patients, if anyone is interested.


Daria said...

Thanks Hillary, I signed up for it.

Kyle said...

actually the site is free--the article says fee...but it is free.