I Avoided Prison! It’s a Miracle!

My fun adventure at the pharmacy!

I pull up to the drive-through window to pick up 3 prescriptions; all 3 of which I’ve been filling at this pharmacy for years.

Here’s how the conversation went:

Me: Can you please make sure to include 25-gauge needles for the B-12 injections?

(As they always tend to forget the damn needles.)

Pharmacy Dude: Do you have a prescription for that?

Me: Yes. The bag you are about to hand me has 3 vials of injectable B-12. So I need the needles to be able to inject it.

Pharmacy Dude: But do you have a prescription for the needles?

Me: Well, I’m certain my doctor doesn’t expect me to drink the vials of B-12 and I’ve been filling this prescription here for years…

(I tried not to be too snarky. It was challenging. Now insert a long pause… waiting… waiting…)

Pharmacy Dude: I’m going to have to check.

(He stands there, staring at me through the window and does nothing.)

Me: Do you give needles to people using injectable insulin?

(I’m TRYING to help him make the mental connection that injectable prescriptions need some way of being injected.)

Pharmacy Dude: Of course.

Me: Then wouldn’t it make sense that if I have to inject my prescription B-12 that I might need needles?

(I said this politely, though that was not my go-to emotion at this point.)

Pharmacy Dude: (Stares into space. For a long time.)

Me: They are 25-gauge, 1.5 inch needles. I need 3 of them.

Pharmacy Dude: (Continues to look at me like I’ve sprouted a second head.)

Me: One needle for each month. It’s a 3-month refill. One needle per vial. So I need 3 needles.

(And here I am thinking that this explanation will make it clear what I need. I am an idiot.)

Pharmacy Dude: So that was one 46-gauge needle?

Me: No. I need three 25-gauge needles; one for each vial as reusing needles is unsafe.

(Does that needle even exist??? I’m still trying to still be polite, but want to burn the fucking building to the ground.)

Pharmacy Dude: I gotta go ask.

Me: Take your time.

(I should get an award for patience and not dragging him through the drive-through window for undisclosed purposes.)

Pharmacy Dude: Okay. Here you go.

(Gives me one 21-gauge needle–fuck that, that’s like trying to inject yourself with a straw.)

Me: I’m sorry if I wasn’t clear…

(Insert me explaining AGAIN what I need. Then, as he’s doing God knows what that I cannot see, I wait for the entire length of the song, Southern Cross, to play on my car stereo. La la la…)

Pharmacy Dude: Here you go.

ALAS!!! Finally!! The correct needles.

But only 2 of them.

I gave up, drove away, and just bought 50 of them from a medical supply company. Not worth the insanity!!!

Note: You cannot inject anything like this:

I’m still alive! And have a new(ish) book you can get for free!

Hi guys!

I know… it’s been forever! I hope everyone is doing great and that life finds you all happy!

20 Steps to Love, Lust and Happiness

Most of you know that I had a bit of a medical mishap 3 years ago and the fallout has kept me pretty busy. But during some of those fun, insomniatic nights I kept myself entertained by rewriting and combining my two relationship books. It’s been almost a decade since they first came out and I thought they could use the perspective of a woman with that many years more experience in life and love.

As a thank you to those who’ve supported me throughout the years (HUGE THANKS!), I’m gifting 10 Kindle copies to the first ten people who either leave a comment with their email address (though I know most people don’t want to publicly leave their email out there for the world to see) or who email me at jodi@jodiambrose.com and let me know their email address. I’ll send the book right over to you!

If you like it, I’d be forever grateful for a lovely review on Amazon. 🙂

Here’s a little trailer for it:

 

As always, I wish you all so much love, health and happiness in life!

God bless!

Truth 18: How Not To Kill Your Family

 

So, while it may seem early for anything holiday related, I just saw a dang Christmas tree in a store.

WTF???? It’s mid-September?? It’s still a month and a half away from Halloween!!!

Stores have lost their minds. Seriously. It’s insanity! RUN!!!!!

But, the Christmas tree inspired me to do this little video on how not to murder your family and friends, not just around the holidays, but all year long. I use this strategy with the hubby, the family, people that piss me off at the Starbucks, you name it.

I hope it helps you too! Enjoy!

 

LOVE YOU GUYS!

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

Truth 17: It’s Not About Your Pant Size (oh, and love yourself dammit!)

 

I’m ranting, but ranting from the purest love in my heart. If my rant helps even one person feel better about themselves or changes the view of one person, then it was worth throwing a very public fit with no makeup, unbrushed hair, etc…

Everyone on TV, in movies and magazines tells you that you need to be better. Screw them. You are beautiful as you are.

I love you guys and just want all of you to be happy and healthy!

PS: I know there are other sub-plots to the movie like skinny girls are insecure too, etc… I’m just covering the main idea of the movie I’m about to throw down on, but don’t worry, I didn’t miss the other subtexts that zoomed by in the blink of an eye.

 

Have a great weekend everyone!

Love ya!

Truth 16: Eulogy for a Beloved Friend

 

Many of you saw my post on suicide from earlier this year, but what I didn’t share was the video eulogy I did for my dear friend (well, if I’m being honest FTF) Thommi since I couldn’t attend his memorial. Not attending it was so desperately hard, but I hope my video captured my feelings about Thommi taking his own life and the joy he brought to so many while here.

If you are AT ALL thinking of taking your life or know someone who is, PLEASE get help or give help. It’s never worth it.

I’m posting the suicide response video first, so those of you who have not seen it can see me raw and aching and know first hand the devastation it causes.

The second is my video eulogy for Thommi and has not been posted before on my blog.

I was just talking with him the week before he shot himself and had no clue what was about to happen. Watch it if you are even contemplating something permanent as a solution to something. You can see a tiny snippet of how the people you left behind feel.

So PLEASE reach out if you need help. There is NO SHAME in admitting you need help. I see a shrink and a therapist. I’m admitting it to everyone and am proud to do so because it takes courage to seek help and openly admit you could use an extra hand to hold. Find that hand and hold on as you CAN get through whatever it is.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255  

SO VERY MUCH LOVE TO YOU ALL.