Friday, March 27, 2009

Things Are Different Here (p. IIII)...

When you are sick...

These last two weeks I've been on my death bed. And not the nice "here's your morphine drip" kind. More like the kind when you are riding on a horse and it gets spooked and bucks you off only your foot is still stuck in the stirrup so the horse is dragging you through your mother's rock and cactus garden and your head is bouncing off the ground and you are getting a mouth full of dirt and when you do finally get free the doctor sees you and says, "well, geez, looks bad but, you can only take tylenol because. you. are. pregnant."

Only tylenol isn't tylenol in Ireland. It's not even acetaminophen. Its paracetamol. And they protect it like it's crack. I wasn't even allowed to buy two boxes at the same time. They were only ten pill packs! There is an over-the-counter medication containing paracetamol and codeine and purchase is limited to one box per person - because of the paracetamol!

Some things are better here. When you get an appointment for eleven, the doctor sees you AT ELEVEN. The doctor walks to the waiting room to call you in, takes your temperature himself and then sits there and listens to you. Crazy. But true.

3 comments:

Debbie said...

Okay...totally LMAO, but really, really hope you feel better soon!

Nocturnal Queen said...

I hope you're feeling better soon. :-)

Leslie said...

Oh dear sweet pregnant girl. Medicate yourself. Baby will be ok. If you can take tylenol with codeine you can certainly take some sudafed. Did you ever take the antibiotics? And is Katie feeling gross too? It sucks to be sick and have a happy, playful, overly energetic toddler in your face. We moms never get a break do we?? Love you lots, hope you're better.