I tested positive for the flu. They prescribed Tamiflu, Zofran, and atropine, and told me I’d be fine to go to work on Monday because I won’t be contagious after 24 hours. I’m glad to hear it. Staying home does not appeal to me in the slightest, and I do not have one of those jobs where I’m out in the heat all day. If anything, I have to carry a jacket because the A/C is too cold.

I once had an allergic reaction to atropine, but I was a tiny kid. It doesn’t bother me now, and for that, I am entirely grateful. Immodium AD doesn’t touch the flu… and if you’re thinking to yourself, “flu season is early this year,” you’re right- I’m only the second case they’ve seen at urgent care.

I posted this on Facebook, but I will reiterate it here; if you haven’t gotten your flu shot yet, let me warn you that Tamiflu is $144 with insurance. WITH INSURANCE. When the pharmacy clerk asked me if I was aware of this, I said, “I don’t care. It’s not like I can do without it.” And then I said a prayer for all the people that would absolutely freak out because they couldn’t afford it, and I know plenty of them.

I think it’s time to put on a movie and go back to bed. I cannot even anymore.


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