When I was 18 I suffered multiple blood clots in both my lungs. This was partly due to me at the time smoked, but mostly on the pill I used. After a couple of weeks in the hospital bed, I could slowly but surely return to my usual tonårsliv, but since then, I must always take blood thinners syringes if I'm going on a longer flight. Or if I become pregnant.
So now when I'm waiting for child I have to take a blood-thinning spray every day throughout the pregnancy. So far it has gone surprisingly well. Until a few days ago.
more syringes on my prescription and heading me to the pharmacy. ”No, it's the end”. Go to the next pharmacy: ”No, we have not the goods inside, do you want me to check other pharmacies?”. I answer quiet yes and a few minutes later says receptarien that the drug is the end ALL of pharmacy in Stockholm. And not just in Stockholm but THROUGHOUT Sweden. How can it be possible I think? I do not get the medicine is both my and the children's lives in danger (yes, there are twins). I go home with a worry in my stomach. The next day I call to specialistmödravården. They fix a new prescription for the drug but from a different manufacturer.
I go again to the pharmacy and to pick up my new prescription. 100 syringes. What may I pay for this? 254 kronor. Once again, I think, ”it can't be possible? 254 crowns for 100 syringes”. After that have worried me in a couple of days and thought about how it would be to live in the united states where the price of even medication can tiodubblas over a night, I have never been happier to pay taxes. So thanks to all of you who pay taxes. Thanks for that I can buy medicine and not be ruined. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Emma Martinez Arpstrand is a presenter for the DN:s webbtvprogram ”Mysteriejakten with Clas and Emma” and to become a mother for the first time in may.