Monday, April 20, 2009


I have to share. This has been a pretty great pregnancy so far. No daily puking for me. :0)
OK, I took the kids to Settlers Park today. We met my sister Julie and the boys she nannies, Chase and Grayson. I felt ok. I was just STARVING. I had a huge water and some nuggets from the glorious Golden Arches. (It sounded good)....hind sight is 20/20 right??? I started feeling kinda yucky and tried to prepare my kids for a quick departure. It was also the warmest day, already around 70' something at noon.
At this point Julie is trying to wrangle my kids for me and I am having a conversation with my stomach pleading to let me get home before I was going to loose it.

My options.....

1. Make a dash for home. ETA: 5 minutes But this involves all three kids becoming perfect angels and floating to the van with no complaint.

2. Go to the PUBLIC BATHROOM. Ok, I am not a snob, but a public restroom? Nope.

3. Julie's idea. There are garbage's everywhere. Uh...Hell no.

Well, you know what they say, "beggars can't be choosers?"

I slowly started walking............

(STOP......while writing this vivid tale it actually made me sick so this is the next day I am finishing and posting it)

...........I slowly started walking to the restrooms about 20 yards away (I have no concept of distance, 20 yards just sounded good, either way it was FAR!)

My slow walk became a bit more brisk and before I knew it I was RUNNING with my mouth covered by my hand.

That restroom was so far away at that point I.... GULP swallowed my PRIDE and choose Julie's option. Yep, the TRASH CAN!

I just want to publicly apologize to that poor Meridian Parks and Rec professional who at some point that 80+' day had to change that garbage can liner. I also want to apologize to the nice lady and her two kids that walked by as I was heaving into a small cut out in the rubber-maid lid.

Ok, gross part is over! Whew! Here is the funny silver lining!

I promised myself and Jason I would not get as sick as I did with Graden. I know, that's a hard one to keep, but Graden nearly killed me. Ask my neighbor Laura. Anyways, first thing this morning I called my OB and requested a prescription for ZOFRAN. It's a high powered pre-chemo drug to prevent nausea. I was on medicaid when I had Graden so all I could get was Promethizine. Not bad, just not as effective. The nurse tried to pull the old "vitamin B6 and half a unisom" trick. I quickly informed her this was not my first rodeo and she called in the goods! IT'S A MIRACLE DRUG! I was back to normal within hours. This is the crazy part. My ins. covers 15 pills every 30 days and my copay is $10.00! THANK YOU! I thought I would ask how much if not on ins............generic...........15 pills for $367.00.........brand name.......$647.00
We have great insurance now I wanted the good stuff. And I will just have to pick my days that are the worst to take them!

Sorry this was so long! I just feel great and want to blog the crap out of it!

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Mark and Lachelle said...

I feel ya girl! I think my most embarrasing public place of puking was right outside Mongolian BBQ in the bushes. Just ask Leah...she witnessed the whole thing. From that moment on, I always carry a plastic bag with me, because I always feel like I'm going to hurl. And I don't have the good stuff either..ahem ahem Zofran. I hear it's marvelous. Yes, I have the cheap stuff Promethizine/Phenergan/whatever ya wanna call it. It cost me $6. No complaining there. It works for me, but maybe it's because it knocks me out for at least 3 hours!
Enjoy the good stuff, Lucky!

Joleen said...

Wow I wish I coulda got my hands on that stuff when I was prego with the twins...I was double (or tripple) sick the entire first trimester. It was bad!!

Anonymous said...

I told you the trash can was your best option! I could tell by the look on your face there was no way you were going to make it to the bathroom! Big sisters are always right, even when they're OLD!!!


Laura said...

Congrats on the zofran! Doesn't having good insurance rock!!! Oh, and I'm sure settlers park has found worse in their trash before so don't feel too bad.

Leah said...

Haha, you are so funny! Glad you at least made it to the trash can! Could have been worse, right? Like on the floor at a restaurant or something? Being sick and prego sucks! Glad you get the good stuff. I was shocked at how much that stuff cost if you had no ins. CRAZY!

Claire said...

I could picture the whole show in my head, sorry I was laughing. Only because I've been there.

Natalie said...

I love Zofran!!! Sorry you are feeling so sick! Hopefully it passes soon!

Arin said...

So sad-I've had similar experiences, not fun, but each child is soooo worth it.

Lucky-Zofran never worked for me--then again neither did anything else. I am crossing my fingers for a boy next-maybe that will be a help!!

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