Don't Count on Amazon if you're Sick

I am, once again, taking care of myself through a viral infestation. I caught it from Dad last Thursday, he had himself 911'd to the hospital for "chest pains" from bronchitis so I had to go pick him up and tote him home. He spent the 20 minute ride in my car coughing and talking, so here I am.

I should add, for the sake of clarity, that he is stressing me into having stroke symptoms with all of his bullshit. I have been to the doctor and I am not having strokes, I am going numb and tingly on the right side of my body when I have to take him somewhere and run his errands. So on top of being in a virus filled car I was at an extreme stress level, such that I went to the VA after dropping him off to get checked out. These started on April 2 when he called to tell me that he wasn't going to buy the minivan. 

I didn't plan on being sick and by the time I realized how serious it was I barely made it through the urgent care visit and getting my Tamiflu so buying supplies was totally out of the question. I am now finishing day 2 at home, probably going to have a day 3, and I don't have enough Sprite to get through. I can't call on Dad because he felt called upon to contact me today and let me know that he's still sick. His response to my telling him that I, too, was sick? "You are younger than me and recover faster than I do."

As I was looking through my scant food supply I thought about Amazon and their Pantry feature, they have put a lot of money into advertising so I wandered over to see what was available. If I order from them, I won't get any Sprite until April 30. I will either be dead or cured by then.

So tomorrow I will have to drag my diseased body into the shower and get it dressed so that I can go to the Dollar General and get some more Sprite. Who knows how many people I will infect on that journey. All because Amazon Pantry let me down.

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Comment by Safe Bet's Amy on April 24, 2018 at 4:25pm

Do any of your local grocery stores/ pharmacies have delivery services???   My local Hy-Vee does that and I think I must live in a smaller town then you (pop. 1679).  LOL

Comment by koshersalaami on April 24, 2018 at 4:49pm

I wish you a speedy recovery with or without the errand

Comment by Phyllis on April 25, 2018 at 2:25am

Amy, aside from the Dollar General my closest store is 20 minutes away. I have to admit that I've reached a stage where I will have to wash and change the sheets today because it's just too much. Clean feels better, anyway.

Thanks, kosh. The people I know who've gotten this have been laid up for weeks. The really hard part is that this is dead week and I'm the person who prints the finals for the department. I had to send the email today asking people to let me know if they when they print their own if they have already submitted a request to me. :(  I asked the department head about working the weekend but he hasn't replied yet.

Comment by Anna Herrington on April 25, 2018 at 7:51am

Hope you feel better soon!

Comment by Boanerges on April 25, 2018 at 7:59am

Sorry you're ailing, Phyllis. Get better soon.

Comment by Phyllis on April 25, 2018 at 2:26pm

Every day is a little better but I'm still not up for too much food.

Comment by Safe Bet's Amy on April 25, 2018 at 2:53pm

I'm still not up for too much food.

Soda crackers and warm, stale 7-Up or ginger ale!  

Comment by Phyllis on April 26, 2018 at 7:33am

I didn't even think of crackers, but I did buy some chocolate pudding.


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