The Same Thing

French Word(s) of the Day: la même chose (lah mehme shows)- the same thing

I appreciate everyone who told me that my improved health was much more exciting than Paris. I respectfully disagree, but I appreciated the sentiment all the same.

In a sweeping new development, my new medicine was making me sick to my stomach.  (I know, none of my medicines EVER make me sick.)  They changed it to another medicine that is supposed to be the same thing, but with a different name and a different formula.  To me, this means that it’s not the same drug, but I’m not a doctor.  Maybe the word “same” works differently in medical school than it does in the dictionary.

I still got sick from this medicine.  That stayed the same.

A month after I began the new medication, I took blood tests.  The doctor called me on January 1st to let me know that my liver levels were now abnormal, to which I replied, “Well, Happy New Year to you, too!”

I pointed out that my liver was fine before this new medication and recommended that they switch me back over to the other medication. “Oh no, we’re just going to lower your dose by a little bit and see how that works.  You should stay away from alcohol and Tylenol for over a month, at least.”

Um, what?  Didn’t we just go through this?!  I think my adult life will be spent not being allowed to indulge in alcohol.  I should have taken better advantage of my teen years!

I’m going to call this now: my liver levels will still be abnormal in a month and the doctor is going to change it back to the other medication.  Mainly because- I don’t know- they’re not the same thing.

She got me too late for New Year’s Eve, though!  I got to drink!  I may have overindulged a little, but my liver is currently still functioning.

I hope you all indulged for New Year’s too, because we all made it through 2013 :)

I rang in 2014 in style!  (The Nutella ring was a gift.)

I rang in 2014 in style! (The Nutella ring was a gift.  Sorry, I have no idea where she got it– maybe Heaven?)

I actually made friends on New Year’s, so take THAT doctor who called a day too late to stop my alcohol consumption.

I promise that 2014 will be the year that I post my Paris pictures.  Or maybe I’ll just drag this thing out for a few years.  Paris 2013 coming to you in November of 2017!

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About The Meghan

I'm a recent college graduate and lupus survivor who spent a year and a half in France. Now, I'm trying to incorporate the best parts of French culture into an American lifestyle.
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3 Responses to The Same Thing

  1. Connor Chadwick says:

    I’m glad you are doing better than before Meghan! Also, it’s not that hard to not drink, for me anyway.

  2. Connor Chadwick says:

    Its not that hard to drink, not for me, anyway!
    I’m gad your feeling better! Meghan.

  3. Connor Chadwick says:

    Sorry, that last exclamation point was supposed to be a comma.

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