Yesterday I was in the car with my mom and stepdad, both of whom have been in pharmacy for upwards of 15 years working at the county hospital.
Jokingly I suggested, "The day after Christmas can we celebrate one year of me being boil-free?"
My mom laughed and commented about how often they are seeing strains of antibiotic-resistant infections. They keep filling the same perscription: two strong antibiotics and Vicodin.
"Vicodin! I only got Tylenol with Codeine! What the heck?!"
"If you want Vicodin," my mom said matter-of-factly, "you should tell your doctor you're allergic to Codeine. That's what everyone else does."