Wednesday, February 20, 2008


Hey all, still here kind of.

I've heard in civilized countries one can walk into the drugstore and buy cough syrup with codeine.

Is it true?

Well it's not done here. Here we are punished for other people's addictions.

So if I want a decent cough syrup, I have to go to the doctor who will say, "Why yes you do have a cough."

Then my prescription has to be faxed (not carried by me) to the pharmacy.

Then my insurance company will only pay for a thimble-sized bottle that will not even last me the whole bout of my illness.

There are no pg rated words to describe my displeasure.

And did I not have this cough, I would not be blogging at almost one a.m. my time.

I do not want to go to the doctor. I'm sick. I want to stay home. The doctor's office is no place for a sick person. Ugh.


Blogger badgerdaddy said...

I'm sure one of your UK readers could post you some, but you need to give us a few weeks notice of your cough...!

1:46 AM  
Blogger daysgoby said...

I feel for you. You poor thing.

4:59 AM  
Blogger Bearette24 said...

I hope you feel better soon!

6:02 AM  
Blogger paula said...

Not to mention all the OTHER cooties you can pick up at the doctors office. Ick.

Feel better soon dear.

6:46 AM  
Blogger BabelBabe said...

orange juice and vodka cures all ills. go for it, rumor has it that in california you can just WALK INTO A GROCERY STORE and buy your booze...

8:29 AM  
Blogger Liz said...

Bummer. I hope you feel better soon! Bad coughs are exhausting.

8:49 AM  
Blogger Chris H said...

Go to the dr and get your prescription... that's better than being ill mate!

11:54 AM  
Blogger MsCellania said...

Hey, do not punch me but I've heard that HONEY works as well as cough syrup. I do not know if it's the hydrocodone syrup of which they are comparing, but I'd give the honey a go, Honey.

7:47 PM  
Blogger Karin's Korner said...

I remember when I had the crud that you are going through right now. My little bottle of cough syrup with codine lasted about 2 days. The pharmacy made a mistake and put that I had 4 refills down. I renewed it once and sucked that bottle down, renewed it again and when I went to pick it up she gave me the prescription and I asked why when I have all these refills do they just not give me a bigger bottle, saving me a ten dollar co-pay every time I go. She looked up the prescription and told me that they had made a mistake and that I was to have 0 refills and promptly took the prescription out of my hand......YES, I HAD IT IN MY HANDS AND THAT WITCH OF A PHARMACIST TOOK IT FROM ME, CAUSING ME MORE PAIN THEN I NEEDED TO HAVE. Ok, not really but I did think it was mean, if they made the mistake, then they should have had to deal with it, not take it out on me!!

8:05 AM  
Blogger Ms.L said...

Ooooh that sucks so bad:(

In Canada they keep it behind the counter but if you get your stuff at a grocery store and the pharmacy is closed,(they often close earlier)you're fucked.
I could mail you a stash for next your poison!

8:56 AM  
Blogger OldHorsetailSnake said...

That's great: The doctor's office is no place for a sick person. That's exactly right -- a well person could get something awful from all those sick people, and we don't want that. No.

4:18 PM  
Blogger Pendullum said...

Hope you are feeling better soon...

12:01 PM  
Blogger Roxanne said...

I hope you feel better ASAP. I hate the "called in" prescriptions. They never ever call them in and then it's such a big hassle. I've started demanding (not requesting) that they give me the paper scrip.

Get well soon!

8:43 PM  
Blogger Caro said...

Badgerdaddy - Maybe I could get Sylvia Browne on my payroll.

Daysgoby - Thank you. The yuck is definitely going around this area.

Bearette - Thanks. I'm much better now.

Paula - Oh for the days of house calls.

Babelbabe - LMAO. Yes we can buy alcohol in a grocery store and Two Buck Chuck at Trader Joes. I drank Bloody Marys instead of screwdrivers. Screwdrivers bring up an unpleasant memory.

Liz - And why do they have to be at night when you're trying to sleep?

Chris H - I never made it in. :)

Mscellania - I tried it, no luck.

Karin - I'm surprised you didn't punch her. Hee.

Ms. L - Only if we could share a jail cell when the customs people caught us. LOL

Old Hoss - That's right. I didn't want to share or receive the love.

Pendellum - Thank you. I'm glad you're back to blogging but was so sorry to read your post.

Roxanne - If it has codeine they have to fax it, stupid CA law.

7:45 AM  
Blogger craftydabbler said...

Based on your reply to an earlier commenter it sounds like you are doing better. My daughter has the nasty cough now. It has been two weeks. I'm just waiting for summer.

12:16 PM  
Blogger Caro said...

Craftydabbler, Awww, I hope she feels well soon.

6:30 AM  

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