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Friday, October 29, 2010

homicidal pharmer strikes again


This time: a DOUBLE homicide!

{A scary story for you, just in time for Halloween.}



Yesterday was one FUN day in the pharmacy.

I was already in a particularly good mood since it was my last day to work before the 3 day weekend.

To top it all off, I got not one, but TWO visits from people near and dear to me.



This first one you may recognize:



He seems to get featured around here a lot. Maybe because we’re all married to each other and junk – maybe not.


But to be honest, even though he’s the most gorgeous man I’ve ever immunized, this may have been my worst flu shot experience to date.



The picture above is really only pretend. He actually got his real flu shot a few moments after that from a composed, more mature pharmacist. {Still talking about me here, but I can see how you’d be thrown off by the word “mature”.}


You see, Mr. Roberts failed to mention to me {ya know, in the almost 6 years we’ve been together} that he use to get his blood drawn regularly in high school because of a medicine he was taking. More importantly, that he use to pass out after the procedure.

So it came as quite a shock to me that when all was said and done and the immunization went off without a hitch, that the man starts breaking out in a sweat and says he doesn’t think he can stand up just yet.

Of course, my mind starts racing and I start to panic with thoughts that he may be having an allergic reaction and start SERIOUSLY considering the next steps in the process should a patient show signs of a serious anaphylactic allergic reaction:

911, CPR, and the use of an EpiPen.



Do you know anything about EpiPens?


If you do, you know they’re nowhere near fun. The “fun” first picture above is pretty true to life of how you have to stab this large needle of epinephrine into a patient’s leg – a patient who is already starting to pass out, unable to breath, and who’s heart is beating out of control.


I hate to break it to you, but it’s painful. Not that I’ve ever experienced it and THANK GOD never had to actually even do it, but I’ve heard from those who have been on both ends of the deal – it sucks.

Soon enough though, he’s got a bottle of water, feeling better and we laugh it off. I call him at least 3 more times after he’s left to make sure I don’t need to race home, a crazy woman, needle in hand, ready to stab my husband in order to save his life.

I think the neighbors would have just thought it was part of some Halloween side-show act we were putting on for their own entertainment =)



I had a much better experience with my other sweet visitor of the day:


{For real: could my ugly pharmacist face match my ugly pharmacist get-up any better in both pictures??? SCARY for sure…}


Britney was a trooper, not phased for a second. I also know she’s still alive today since she posted on her blog about the experience.


YAY for no actual homicides from flu vaccinations!!!!

{I really hope this isn’t scaring anyone out of being vaccinated – WoOpS.}

Baby K even got a lollipop from the nicest pharmacist in all the land;)

It lasted for only a little while until she decided it was more fun to gag herself with it then to just eat it.

Better luck next year – both with the husband’s flu shot and K’s lollipop(!)


Hoping everyone has a safe and happy Halloween weekend!!!!

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  1. I'm allergic to bees so I've always got an epipen in my purse. Last summer I got stung and of course, started having a reaction immediatly. They certainly aren't fun and my bf at the time, bless his hear, was traumatized after he had to administer the epipen.

  2. Oh man, I've had to use the epipen with my old roommate before. You are right it is NO fun. It was my first and hopefully final time ever having to use it on someone. I was freaked out and so not sure if i was gonna do it right all i could think of was stab her in the leg with it! so scary! hope your hubby is doing okay!!!

  3. You did a great job. Just tell Nick he's a wimp! HA! ;)

  4. Oh I feel his pain. I've passed out from receiving shots/needles and just from watching someone else have it done! I recently found out there's a medical term for us (other than big fat wimp) but I can't remember what it is now. He's braver than me though, I just avoid the shot altogether!

  5. Have a good one, pumpkin! You are so stinkin; cute!!!

  6. I'm also allergic to bees so unfortunately that thing is in my purse at all times but I've never had to use it so far. {fingers crossed!}

  7. Hi! I was blog-hopping and stumbled onto your blog! SO CUTE! I have been laughing reading your last few posts. Love the vaccination pictures!

  8. Hahah, hilarious!

    My job forced us to get them and I had a stupid reaction at the site, and now I'm not feeling well today. Ugh!

  9. LOL! I love your psycho pharmacist pics! Scarey about your hubby! Oh my!


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