Re: Lesson learned
Sorry that that happened to you. I just got my refills for my patches two weeks ago, and my son accidentally threw out the new boxes of all 10 patches, along with the empty boxes. I didn't realize he had, until two days later when I went to change my patches, and then realized that he had thrown the new boxes out, along with the empty ones. What a mess . Of course, the garbage men had come and taken the cans so I was left to decide what to do or not.
I ultimately decided to stop by my PM doctors office to let them know what happened, so at the very least, if I got called in for a count or a urine screen for my next pick up, I wanted it on my records that I let him know what happened. Thankfully, I have been with this practice since 2005, so they know me, and know me well. My PM doctor, without a seconds hesitation replaced my prescription, and I was able to get the patches replaced without any question by my pharmacist as well.
I also realize that he did not have to do that, and I told them when I arrived that I was not asking for, or hoping for a replacement but just wanted them to know so that it didn't come back to bite me later, and luckily for me, they trust me.
You may want to find a new hiding spot for your meds, especially since this person found out that you had some out, so if he/she comes looking again, they may investigate to see if they can find your other hiding spots, so don't take any chances. Again, I'm sorry that you had to go through that.