Mary is onto something…

My friend Mary, who doesn’t read here, is a pharmacist. A pharmacist is a handy friend to have, because you can ask stupid drug questions and they don’t think you’re stupid. When I left the hospital after monitoring when they sent me home for bedrest, I stopped by Mary’s pharmacy for the prescription. She looked at it, looked at me, and came around and gave me a hug. “Oh, Lainey! I’m so sorry!” She knew exactly what that drug meant. And she bolstered me throughout that experience because she knew what the drug was doing to me and why I felt so damn miserable.

This is no different. I’m on painkillers and MEGAantibiotics that Jerry picked up from Mary’s pharmacy. I’ve been nauseated for two days. Mary somehow seemed to know, and called this morning to check on me. I told her how I was feeling, and she said that the pain could be causing the nausea, but it could also certainly be the antibiotics because they’re really strong. She suggested calling the doctor back and seeing if they could give me some anti-nausea stuff. I will if I have THREE days in a row like this, but I really don’t want to take any MORE drugs, you know?

I was whining and crying to Mary about all this, and how I wish I had been more prepared.

“But Lainey, if you had known, would you have done it anyway?”

You know, she’s right. Sometimes ignorance really is the best thing.

4 thoughts on “Mary is onto something…”

  1. I’m still sending you good thoughts. Sometimes being able to talk about this kind of stuff and having people tell you that it will all be okay helps. It will all be okay.

    Also, Ronda knows about some kind of anti-nausea suppository that you might investigate. We were talking about it at her birthday lunch. There’s no reason to feel more miserable than you already do, and why feel like barfing if a few more meds could help? NOW is the time to be TAKING lots of meds. WHEN YOU NEED THEM.

  2. Good God, Elaine, I can’t believe that you’re still suffering this badly for this long. After I almost died from an undiagnosed appendicitis, I was still able to go to the mall and get a haircut after two weeks.
    I’m sending you good thoughts, and if I don’t hear marked progress soon, I really am sending you porn.

  3. Um, Caroline? I had ass surgery. Suppositories are a no-go. I could discuss further, but I will not. 🙂 LOL!

  4. hee hee! whoops. . . although you could talk to Sarah Brown about that. She has an alternative way of taking them.

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