Tuesday, February 5, 2008

On the Road to Recovery

After 3 days of not getting out of bed (except for a quick trip to the pharmacy) I am on the road to recovery no thanks to the crack cocaine that I was sold at the pharmacy on Sunday. Maybe I got a placebo or maybe my specific package was manufactured in some crazy factory in China.

French Pharmaceuticals

Oh and here's the other thing. Being sick in a foreign country sucks because even though France is renowned for its healthcare system if you can barely speak the language it makes it a little difficult to get the care you need. Oh and you never know if the pharmacists is selling you Tylenol or crack cocaine.

Lastly, before I fell ill I purchased some pretty daffodils from a cute florist. I suspect the flowers had more to do with my improved health than all the meds that I have taken.


Please note the lack of a proper vase *hint* *hint*

8 comments:

French for a While said...

My experience exactly. Luckily, by mother-in-law sends us bottles and bottles of medicine (Tylenol, Advil Cold & Sinus, Excedrin, etc) through the mail.

Is that legal?

Ken Broadhurst said...

Claradol is a brand name for paracetamol, which is the same as Tylenol.

IslandGirl4Ever2 said...

Oh gee!! Now I am sick, too!! I have a cold and feeling very UNDER the weather.. I think I caught it the on Tues. when we woke up early to go to the sous prefecteur to renew my CDS for this year.. We took a 30 minute walk in the Parc de Sceaux and it was cold, windy and rainy... UGGH!!! Maybe we can see a movie next week when we are feeling better.. Get well soon and I think the flowers DO help!! Drink hot lemon juice (fresh) and honey.. It good!!! --Leesa

L'Étrangère Americaine said...

Hi Ken, I suspected as such but it's so much funnier thinking that the pharmacist potentially sold me something totally unrelated to pain.

L'Étrangère Americaine said...

Leesa, sorry to hear you're feeling under the weather now get better soon. Movie next week sounds good but I read some disturbing news about the theater at Odeon on one of the Paris blogs.

Jennie said...

Get better, hon!!!

Anonymous said...

update...

L'Étrangère Americaine said...

anonymous is that a not so subtle hint that I should create a new post?

I'm much much better now but I have been getting these minor headaches here and there.

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