A shot in the %*ss

Just for the record, I’ve been coughing up a lung for the last week and only today did my mother-in-law seem to notice and bother to ask me what I’m taking for it. Now I know for a fact that she has a small pharmacy in her bedroom exploding with remedies and so last Saturday I asked my husband to call her and ask her what I should take. Why has it taken six days for someone in this family to notice that I am really sick? All anybody here cares about is if you have a fever…it’s like an Italian obsession, “oh, you say you’re sick, have you got a fever with that?”

It’s times like these that make me so homesick. If I was in Canada I would know exactly which products to take for what ails me and my doctor was not some phantom in the sky that writes prescriptions without at least getting my file out first! Here in Italy patient files are non-existent. The doctor seems to totally rely on his patients to come to visits brandishing whatever paperwork they have accumulated over the years that may seem relevent to the present visit, how weird is that?

Needlesstosay, Mama decided to take matters into her own hands this morning and pulled some mysterious viles out of her tickle trunk and 30 seconds later I was bare-assed getting a shot of something unknown to stop my cough. At that point, after six days of racking coughs and sore ribs I just wanted to hug her. I haven’t a clue what she gave me and she promises another shot tomorrow. Frankly, I don’t care what it is, it’s working.

I guess whatever doesn’t kill me only makes me stronger right?


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4 Responses to A shot in the %*ss

  1. I thought I was the only one who thought this about the medical profession here. Half of the doctors don’t even have computers, and the fact that you just take a number and don’t have an appointment boggles my mind! Oooh, I miss you, OHIP and Pharma Track…

  2. Lin Hunnicutt says:

    Sounds like whatever she gave you worked and hopefully you will be feeling better soon.

  3. Shelley says:

    you allowed her to give you a shot of god knows what expired medication from her voodoo bag????? Tsk Tsk!!! Leah Marie you must have been delirious!!!

  4. I agree with Shelley!!!! You must have been sick out of your mind. Do excuse me for saying so since I don’t actually know you but it could have been anything!

    I think I am far too sick too live in Italy. So along with that situation and the boiler guess I will just stay here in the USA.

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