I woke up this morning and as I do every morning, reached into the fridge for my lantus. Realizing I needed a new syringe, I walked into the bathroom, opened the cabinet and grabbed a new bag from the box I’d opened and unloaded into the cabinet a few days ago. Then I opened the bag and gritted my teeth with frustration. They’d given me the wrong kind of syringes for the second time in a row. This time, the pharmacy failed to give me the short needle. Last time, the gave me a full cc when all I need is 1/2.
I gave my shot with the too big needle and later today, will have to return to the pharmacy and hope that they will return this box for me (even though I threw the box away! yikes!) because I am not going to do 5 shots a day with a 1/2 inch needle! Would you do 5 shots a day with this giant thing? No. Neither will I. Why can’t the pharmacy get it right? On my prescription it reads: BD, Ultra Fine, 1/2 cc, SHORT needle! Now I fear I’ll be stuck with these syringes b/c I threw away the box. I can’t afford to pay for a box of syringes that I won’t use. So frustrating!