Thursday, August 31, 2006
So anyway, I call the nurse, tell her that my medicine is no longer working and ask her to call me if she has any samples of any thing I can try before I go spend $40 on a Rx that may not work. A few hours later the nurse (whom I JUST love) calls me back. Here's our real conversation, after the hellos and how are yous and whatnot:
Nurse: "I don't have Prilosec or Nexium samples but I do have samples of a new medicine you can try. It's called AcipHex and..."
Me: *stifling what's going to be a horrible case of the (very inappropriate) church/funeral home giggles*
Nurse: "...I'll leave them in a bag for you up front and you can pick them up. *long pause* Are you laughing?"
Me: *still giggling the whole time she's speaking* "Huh? Oh, well um, what did you say they are called?"
Nurse: "AcipHex...*another long pause* ...ohmygoshRachel, A-C-I--like 'Acid,'-P-H-E-X...."
Me: "Yes, but you SAID 'Asseffects'..." *laughter*
Nurse: *silence* "Well....*giggle*...yeah, Asseffects."
*laughter on both ends*
My friend Kandi in the background: "Ask her what kind of effect it HAS on your A$$...maybe you shouldn't switch after all."
I thank my nurse and hang up. She'll probably never give me another sample ever again. Ever!