I had the weirdest conversation with my pharmacist on the phone a few minutes back...yes even weirder than the "how are the sales of the female condom goin for ya?"... I have asthma - not bad asthma, just get kinda "chesty" when I have a cold etc
never really use my inhalers because a.I feel fine most of the time and b.I am a nurse, and therefore a sh*tty non compliant patient by default.
anyhow.. My "rescue" inhaler, bricanyl has been sitting on our shelf in the washroom for months now , no its not because I get short of breath on the toilet or anything , just because I tend to just throw stuff on that shelf and leave it there for awhile, so my mom leaves me a note this morning "dear wendy, call the pharmacy today and get yourself a new "ventolin puffer" (yah yah I know I shouldnt poke fun at her lack of knowledge!) because I was clearing stuff off the bathroom cabinet and your puffer fell in the toile t, have a good day, dress warm if you go outside , put yer touque on, LOVE MOM ."
so I call the pharmacy, because before I even dare step foot out into this freakin TUNDRA I want to make sure that I have repeats, so blah blah hello pharmacy, I give them my story and the pharmacist doesnt seem to believe me , (what ? people dont drop meds down the toilet on a daily basis anymore?!?!?!) she says ,and I quote "was the lid on the turbuhaler when it fell in the toilet?"
UHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH PARDON ME?!??!?!? I think she's on crack or something so I say "uh I dunno , I didnt drop it in the toilet my mom did why?"
I hear a heavy sigh and she says 'OH your MOM dropped it in the toilet? well okay you have repeats it will be ready in 15 minutes" "uh okay thanks bye!" so I'm sitting here wondering WHY THE HELL IT MATTERS if the lid was on the inhaler or not, I'm sure as HELL not using that thing again... clean toilet water or not , thats just GANK!
I think she's been hittin the flinstones vitamins a lil too much these days... so I'm gonna go pick up my inhaler soon , and when I see her I'm gonna give her the look , you know the look , the look that says "I KNOW that you would use a turbuhaler that fell into the toilet with the lid on you GANK NASTAY FREAK!"