Liquid meds are messy.

January 19, 2009 at 6:03 pm 4 comments

So, I’ve had this pesky ear infection for a while now. I have chronic ear infections, usually cured (temporarily) by going to a doc-in-a-box and getting ear drops. So…this time I decided to go to a REAL ENT/specialist. He gave me 3 prescriptions and sent me on my way.

And? After a day of taking some of this stuff…um. My head feels like it’s going to implode. It feels like someone shot me in the ear with industrial-strength glue and it hardened. Fun! I woke up in tears this morning. Now I have another set of drops to take, to make my face not hurt. It’s weird. I just hope my brain isn’t going to fall out of my ears at this point.

This brings up an interesting issue: swallowing horse-sized pills post-op. Some people do it after a while. I, however, do not. I don’t trust them anymore, I STILL don’t think I absorb them correctly with my fun little angry stomach. So I feel like a child when I hand my prescriptions in to the pharmacist and say, in a small voice, “can I get that in liquid, please?” and explain myself. Heh. Well. I feel like I should get stickers or candy with my liquid prescriptions in cherry-berry-flavor.

Oh, and I go tomorrow to “sign papers” for my new job. Yes, that’s right. It’s part time irregular with no benefits (yet), but it’s a start. It’s a decent-paying pharmacy job in a hospital in a crap economy (another hospital in this city just closed, leaving hundreds jobless and searching), I feel lucky. It’s hard to get a job there. Shit, it took over a month for them to call me. But at least they did. I guess I didn’t tank the interview as much as I thought I did.

Unrelated, but, on my way back to my house I saw snowflakes. Like, 3 or 4, but that’s enough to warrant the entire city to run to wal-mart, buy up all the bread and milk, and convince themselves it’s a snowstorm. And that’s a bummer. I really need bread. I want pb&j.


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  • 1. Tiptoe  |  January 23, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    I’ve only had a few ear infections in my life, so I feel for you with chronic infections. I’m surprised he gave you three prescriptions though. I would have thought you would have just gotten an antibiotic. Hopefully, the meds will help and what you’re feeling is just temporary.

    I can understand the horse pill issue. I know a lot of people who are the same way about pills that are the size of your head.

    Congrats on the job! That is great news! Let us know how it goes.

    • 2. Griffin H. Bat  |  January 27, 2009 at 11:24 pm

      I know–seriously–three prescriptions! I think he’s off his rocker but I’m trying it anyway. Seems to be working. We’ll see! And it’s always fun to explain my horse-pill situation. Just thinking about taking them makes me feel like I’m choking, heh.

  • 3. girlslashwoman  |  January 23, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    Congratulations on the job!
    And really just a few snowflakes is what we need here too to send everyone into hysteria… well, it’s not always unwarranted. We don’t always get that much snow but when we do, it goes on and on and on and on. They’re actually predicting some for tonight eek.

    • 4. Griffin H. Bat  |  January 27, 2009 at 11:18 pm

      girlslashwoman: thank you! I’m pretty psyched. I hope you didn’t have a snowstorm. Seriously, we had a blizzard here *once* in the past…billionish years and I don’t know how people handled it. I remember we bought milk and kept it outside (because there was no power–why do we need milk when it snows and there is no power?!), and I remember a stray dog dragged it away. It was pretty hilarious. Winter is entertaining in the South. =)


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Griffin H. Bat was very, very fat. She had WLS in 2007 and has gone from 314 pounds to 120ish, and often wonders where her mind went along with all that gooey adipose matter. Even with new guts, she still thinks about cupcakes and their confectionary goodness. She feels like a bear that has lost its stuffing, but she won't hesitate to tell you how lovely you are.

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