"There's a bit of magic in everything, and some loss to even things out." -Lou Reed

Friday, March 21, 2008

The Fine Print?

I was just in New Orleans for a conference, but shortly after arriving, well, pretty much immediately after arriving, I knew I was very sick. I haven't been sick like this in years. I went to an Urgent Care Center as soon as I could after arriving on Sunday. I was able to get all of my work done, and drag myself to what I needed to while I was there, but I was incredibly sick. I have a bad sinus infection and bronchitis, and I am still not over it.
The doctor there gave me prescriptions for an atibiotic and a decongestant, and then a few days later, called in a prescription cough syrup. I went to pick it up, and got back to the hotel and was a little surprised to read the label. It's a good thing I know better than to take 15 tablespoons of this stuff! ONE TEASPOON knocked me out for 5 hours today! (I don't think there are 15 tablespoons even in the bottle, but Good Lord).
I hadn't been to New Orleans since Katrina, and I am sad to say, things are not good there. New Orleans is not one of my favorite places, never really has been, but there is a rich history there--the music, the food, the people, and right now, it is a bit lost. The crime is terrible there. I was warned by the nurses every time I had to go and fill a prescription to be careful not to go to this particular drug store or that particular area, and these were areas that were not issues when I was in New Orleans before. I used to travel there a lot when I lived in California, we had conferences there constantly.
Anyway, I am off to bed with my ONE TEASPOON of cough syrup. LOL


Cassandra March 21, 2008 at 11:37 PM  

15 huh? Maybe you should email Walgreens home office--what if this had been a confused elderly person?

Computadores April 1, 2008 at 2:02 PM  
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lydia eve April 14, 2008 at 8:26 AM  

Cassandra told me that you had been to New Orleans and gotten sick, too. Looks like we have more in common than just our love of Paris and Cassandra! :) Hope you're better now... I had the same thing from my weekend conference in New Orleans and it lasted a good week. Blah!


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