Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Doctor, It Hurts When I Go Like This

Don't go like that.
"Hi, Carol.  How are you feeling?"
"I'm still coughing."
"How many milligrams of prednisone are you taking?"
"Whatever you told me to take."
"Let's see.  We did three and three, and three and three, for three days, and then we did two and two, for two days, and then three yesterday, and then two today, right?"
"I did two today and I'm still coughing."
"Okay, so let's do this.  Let's take three today."
"So take one more?"
"Right.  So, three today, not two, and then tomorrow, do three, as well.  And then on Friday, do two, but call me.  Any side effects?"
"I'm not hallucinating."
"Well, that's good."
"I'm not hungry."
"You're lucky.  Most people on prednisone have an increase in appetite."
"I'm kinda depressed, though."
"Well, think happy thoughts."
"Thanks, Doctor.
"Three tomorrow."