How Pharmacy2U helps me maintain my busy life despite a serious conditionPosted on: 12 November 2018 by 50connect Promotions
Keira Radice lives with a serious, long-term health condition. Here she explains how using the free home delivery prescription service from Pharmacy2U has enabled her to better manage her health and the freedom to live a more active life.
"I have a connective tissue disorder called Loeys-Dietz syndrome and that basically means that my connective tissues - so the glue that holds your body together, doesn't work as glue so it affects lots of different parts of my body but the main problem comes with aneurysms in the aorta.
"I got a flyer through the door from Pharmacy2U one day, and I read it, it said it was an online pharmacy and I could order all my medications online. To be honest, I felt a bit dubious about it, I was like "will they send me all my medication?" but it was actually really simple. I sent a photo of my prepayment certificate; it's gone online so I can now order all of my medication - for free.
"The delivery with Pharmacy2U is great. They use Royal Mail and it is tracked delivery; it comes within two to three working days; it always arrives on time; it always arrives in the correct quantity and you always know you're getting the right medication.
"I think Pharmacy2U is great for anyone who has multiple tablets like myself, who lead very busy lives or who are forgetful at times -who forget they are running out of their medication or forget which medications they need to take. It's very good, it has all of your prescriptions online ready to go and you can set up a text reminder service, which I use, and it's amazing. Pharmacy2U text you about a week before your prescription is due to run out to say you haven't renewed it. From the text, I click the link on my phone - go online and press request.
I have periods when I can't walk for a few weeks and I need to be on bed rest, so I like the fact that I can order Pharmacy2U from my bed and it's delivered to my door so I don't have to go anywhere.
"I manage to live quite a normal life. I go to work every day, I look after a one and a half year old and a three-year-old and then in the afternoon, I pick up a 10-year-old girl from school and we've become quite good friends. We love to do girlie things together.
"I like the convenience of the service, the best. It was really hard for me before to go to the pharmacy, sometimes I have a lot of problems with my mobility. If I have a bad fall, for instance, it causes a lot of inflammation. I have periods when I can't walk for a few weeks and I need to be on bed rest, so I like the fact that I can order Pharmacy2U from my bed and it's delivered to my door so I don't have to go anywhere.
"Having Pharmacy2U definitely helps to live an active life because it means my medication regime is off to one side. I don't have to think about it, it's already sorted out so that definitely contributes to me living such an active life."
Pharmacy2U is the UK’s largest online pharmacy*, helping over 270,000 patients manage their NHS repeat prescriptions. Their service offers online ordering, free delivery to any address in the UK and reminders when it is time to reorder helping you to save time and money travelling to collect your prescriptions.NHSBSA
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