Just this past week I saw the doctor for a cough that won't go away. As a side note, if anyone ever asks you if it's ok for first year med students to be there, make sure it's clear they are JUST OBSERVING. After I patiently explained to Mormon Boy #1 that I didn't have allergies and that yes, I was aware of the existence of neti-pots (ew gross), Mormon Boy #2 (I say this because they were dressed identically in white shirts and black ties, ready to head out a' savin!) squinted hard while he rammed a light up my nose. Hey there little guys, I know you've had FOUR WHOLE MONTHS of med school, but let's just have the doctor who has had 4 whole DECADES come in here, ok?
Anyway, he told me it was viral so no antibiotics (of course, isn't it always?), but that he thought I could use something for the cough. I'm thinking some sort of syrup, maybe even Codeine. But this guy is NOT messing around. I get to the pharmacy to pick up the prescription to find cough syrup, but in the true spirit of medical moderation, it's VICODIN cough syrup!!! Jackpot again!!!!!
I think the street value of my linen closet is heading into the six figures.