Real Life


Trip to Urgent Care (an hour away) – $206.50
Diagnosis – Influenza B
Trip to Pharmacy on way home – 156.32
Tamiflu & Prednisone

Gary on the mend………………….Priceless!

After two days of Gary feeling crummier and crummier, we finally made our way (reluctantly, I confess – going to the Dr. when we’re on the road is really low on our list of things to do!) to the closest Urgent Care we could find. Yes, it was an hour away, and yes, we did wait for an hour and a half in the waiting room (not really bad for an urgent care) and yes, we did wait for another hour + in the examination room. (Did you know they have TVs in those waiting rooms now? WoW! Whatever happened to last year’s Good Housekeeping?) Then there was the hour at Walmart waiting for the prescriptions. And the hour ride home. Almost 7 hours from time of departure to time of return makes for a long day when you’re feeling punk, but Gary did get a couple of naps in during those waiting room spells. And the good news (unrelated to the flu) is that we found gas for $3.18 while we were in Lake Charles!

Wait. Did I just say that gas for $3.18 was Good News? It’s all in the perspective, isn’t it? It’s 3.79 on the corner here in Dry Creek!

We’re praying that we got the flu diagnosis early enough for the Tamiflu to be be effective, and that the predisone works its magic and Gary is on the mend. We’ll keep him away from folks (and there only will be kisses on the forehead from me) for the next couple of days, but we’re still hopeful that we can pack up and hit the road Friday morning. We’ve got places to go, and people to see! 🙂

But if you’ll excuse me, right now I need to go wash my hands!

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