This afternoon marked the day to look at filling our mountain of prescriptions so we can start the anti-malaria medicine next week. After David returned home from school he took the boys to the park to play ball and I had the job of going to the pharmacy. Since we had 8 pages of prescriptions, I wanted an estimate on cost before filling them. When I walked into the pharmacy, I was directly behind the housing director of our school. We had a brief conversation then were called to the next available counters. I explained all in French that we are leaving soon, that I have many prescriptions and would like to have an estimate before filling all of them. The pharmacy worker asked me to repeat what I wanted. I repeated myself than she walked over to the pharmacist and asked the pharmacist to help me because I’m an Anglophone. (it’s just like when others have English as a second language, the native speakers can automatically hear the accent) The housing director of the school loudly said to the worker that I spoke in beautiful French to her and that there shouldn’t be any reason for her to need to get the pharmacist because I have an English accent. I was surprised and flattered. I did receive the estimate and had our mountain of prescriptions filled. Tomorrow I need to return for the 3 that they didn’t have.
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Hey, we found out too late, but Wycliffe’s ins. considers Malarone a vaccination and will pay all of it. Its the best malaria drug out there. We found out about six months into our stay in Ghana.
Bummer, we already paid for the first 2 months. I’ll have to see if it’s available in Cameroon. Thanks for the tip.
They consider all malaria prophys a vaccine and will pay for them in full.