Monday, January 17, 2022

Medicine cabinet

Annie: "Dr. Grumpy's office, this is Annie."

Mr. Clueless: "Hi, Dr. Grumpy has my wife on Fukitol, and it's either not helping, or it's making her sick. I'm not sure which."

Annie: "Okay, there's a big difference between those two things. Can you check with her, or just put her on the phone?"

Mr. Clueless: "She's at the casino with some friends, I can have her call you later?"

Annie: "Yeah, please have her..."

Mr. Clueless: "She's taking 2 and 1/2 pills twice each day."

Annie: "All right, it looks like she has both the 50mg and 200mg pill sizes from past scripts. Which size is she taking 2 and 1/2 of?"

Mr. Clueless: "I don't know. What difference does that make?"

Annie: "A lot. Just have her call me."

Mr. Clueless. "I will. Actually, maybe it's the Tidepod he has her on that's doing it."

Annie: "Dr. Grumpy doesn't have her on Tidepod. It's not in his field. Maybe one of her other doctors?"

Mr. Clueless: "Well, it's either Fukitol or Tidepod that she's taking, regardless of size, and it either isn't working or she needs a higher dose. Does that make sense... Actually, I'll just have her call you when she gets back, it will be in about an hour."

Annie: "That's probably for the best."


Packer said...

Oh, yeah take away her credit cards

bobbie said...

Poor Annie!

Anonymous said...

Poor guy...husbands NEVER know these things.

Ms. Donna said...

Canonize Anne.

OldRPh said...

I see that Costco carries Generic Tidepod.
Maybe its the generic that's causing the problem?

Anonymous said...

You would think the one thing Americans have learned from the pandemic is to stay home when your sick! Apparently that lesson was lost on this household. Please if your sick, stay home and don't bring your cooties to the local casino!

Loren Pechtel said...

@Anonymous--he's a neurologist, it's unlikely that whatever her problem is that it's contagious.

Bedřich Fuzzybank said...

"Hi, honey, I'm back from the casino! I'm not sure how much money I lost- it could have been $200, or it could have been $20,000. Chips are chips, right?"

Anonymous said...

Most medical issues aren't contagious, particularly the ones you see a neurologist for.

Anonymous said...

Hoo boy. I dunno. Some might think I jus use this here address so's I can get da junk mail. Dat woman? I see her pop dem pills. Who knows why, or what they be? They're either working or they're not, or mebbe halfway in between. I'm jus calling you on my lunch hour 'cause I have this here note to call on my lunch hour. It doesn't look like my handwriting and I don't 'member writing it, but this here note says to call you at lunchtime about pills. I don' take pills so it mus' be her. What about her pills? I forget.

I notice she bin slappin' me upside da head right after she takes one of dem blue pills. I ain't sure they're da ones she takes that're working. Or, mebbe they're not da ones tha' taren't working. Or, mebbe she's taking pills from t'other doctor. Mebbe it's Dr Grumpier I's s'posed to call about dem pills?

Anyway she's not here to ask.

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