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a minor miracle in Italy

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We recently took an 11 night cruise from Venice to Rome. We started the trip with a 3 night stay in Cernobbio to enjoy the Italian Lakes. On the first morning there, DH discovers that he has not brought his high blood pressure medicine - aaarrggh - I pack almost everything for us but figured he could be relied upon to bring his meds! I'm thinking this is not going to be easily resolved, either while in Cernobbio or on the ship - thinking emails / faxes to doc., in US or visit to doc. in Italy. But we decide to first go to the local pharmacy.

First thing Monday morning we head to the little pharmacy in Cernobbio. We ask the woman pharmacist:

"Do you speak English"
"Uh-huh"
"We are on vacation, I did not bring my blood pressure medicine, Losartin"
"Uh-huh"
"I need a 14 day supply of this medicne"
"Uh-huh"

She disappears for several minutes, we are not sure she has understood or what we may need to do next. She returns with a pack of 20 Losartin pills.

"10 euros", she says.

We are nearly in a state of shock - I cannot imagine what hoops we would have had to jump thru here in the US OR how much it might have cost us. I believe 10E's is cheaper than we pay here for this prescription. Besides being extremely thankful, it also gave me pause for thought about our wonderful medical system here in the U.S.

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