I had to "rush" my mother to the hospital on Friday night.
No no no... don't say "Awww, poor old lady... with Pneumonia... sigh... sob..."
She lied about her symptoms, cheated about medicins and the amount of food she was taking, and, at the end, asked my cousin (Who went to school for 8 years then stop) to bring her random pills to cure what she self-diagnosed as a flu)
Like it wasn't enough, I found out she had no family doctor.
Her doc retired months ago, and she's never choosen another one.
We all have a family doctor.. S/he prescribes you all the drugs, and exams, and you pay less or nothing when you have her/his prescription.
To have a new family doctor you must wake up pretty early, and be on the other side of the town at 7.45am, take a number from 1 to 50, and wait in line for your turn.
There's no #51.
50 a day, or you're out! (I got #5, you know me, I hate to wait)
Five minutes later, you have your shiny new family doctor, and you can cure yourself for almost nothing.
Well, we pay taxes, but when you go to the pharmacy, is basically nothing.
We don't go broke to cure ourselves. THANK THE ALMIGHTY GODS!!!
This is how it works.
You go to your doc (Or send your daughter - ME), ask for a pill, he writes you the prescription, you say "Ciao" and go away, you go to the drugstore, buy the drug for free or for a buck (It depends on the drug), go home, and force your mother to eat it, while she yells at you like her pneumonia was your fault.
Ignore her complains, and play the bad cop, as long as it takes.
The price you see on the box is the full price.
This box of medicins was for FREE. The hospital gave it to me, when I brought my mother home (Yesterday)
There's only one box I need to buy by myself (The pills are not enough for 20 days). It's an antibiotic = a completely free drug.
Now, what if you don't have a prescription (From docs or hospitals)?
You cannot have some drugs. (You cannot buy chemo drugs, obviously)
Or you can buy some full price, like if I forget to get a prescription for my hypothyroidism drugs, I can go to the drugstore and pay 4.30€ for 50 pills. (1.98€ with prescription)
The sum of the medicins in the picture is 63.71€. With prescription = ZERO
As I didn't want to buy an aerosol machine for 20 days, I rented it.
52 cents a day.
Kit of tubes + mask = 16€.
And this is how much a pneumonia costs in Italy: 26,40€ (0.52x20 days= 10.40€)
So, I'm trapped at home with a whiny, crook, petulant, cheater con-woman, who used the aerosol 2 minutes instead of 8 the very first time.
I'm trapped at home with Donald Trump Italian version!
Do you want to send thoughts and prayers? SEND THEM TO ME!
BUT... let's think positive!
For all the nerds out there... HAPPY PI DAY!
Well, nothing special.
Some of my orchids are in bloom
Audrey has one spike only with 3 flowers (There was a set back; the flower on top of the spike died, and it prevented other flowers to grow... It happens), but for the first time since 2014, she has the same original color.
Biles is really pale, and I know there's something wrong with the root system. I should cut the spike, but I really don't want to!
I'll fix the problem later!
The Unnamed orchid (Colmanara Jungle Monarch) is ok.
The only orchid that spent a whole year without a problem.
She lives in a hydroponic pot, and she's happy as a pig in the mud!
And I finally replaced the Russian backer's wife orchid with another one(The one I killed by accident, afgter adopting it from the backer shop - ignored by everyone)
She keeps asking me about her plant, and I'm too afraid she wants to see a picture or want it back... I cannot live with this level of anxiety! :)
Unfortunately, my bags was so full of stuff, I broke the spike coming home.
Only the tip... with the flower. I was really sad!
But, it will rebloom next year!
It's a very tiny plant (5.99€ at the supermarket - 10 cm tall [4 in], but the flowers' color is THE ONE, so I bought it. I left the spike there, without cutting it. Let's see if something happens (I doubt it, but leaving the spike in place costs nothing, so... )
The "Kids" are fine.
The moment I cleaned AAAALLLLL the house, and put white Spring sheets on the bed, the dog went in heat! (Of course!)
And here's a hamster butt! Because hamsters' butt are always a pleasure!
Do you see that trail?
I leave mini seeds around, and he finds them all, very slowly, digging the trail on the hemp.
When he's done, you could play with marbles inside the habitat! :)
It's superfun to watch! And it's fun for Gatsby too ( + it's a natural thing. In Nature they don't find food in the bowls + he has something to do, and don't get bored)
Ah... do you wonder about my spider bite?
I cannot cure myself until my mother is better... I will need to stop, and stay in bed... so...
I did not take a shower, did not melt the crust, and everything is exactly as it was 10 days ago!
The only thing that changed is my mind.
I'll visit the new doc anyway, to have a different opinion. THEN I'll choose what to do.
I don't want to be like my mother.
And you guys... what have you done lately? :)))))