I went to the doctor today for what I think is some sort of spider bite.
The doctor agreed, saying that there was no way to know for sure what got ahold of me, but some sort of creepy crawly. (Creepy-crawlies are rampant in Tennessee, home to 2 kinds of poisonous spiders (black widows and brown recluses), four kinds of poisonous snakes (including a type of rattlesnake), bees, wasps, hornets, two kinds of scorpions, fireants, stinging caterpillars, and conenose beetles. Want to come visit me?)
Don’t get me wrong, I am greatful for the antibiotic prescription for the bite (which he said was getting infected) but it is slightly irritating to me that I had to pay a $25 co-pay and then be examined for approximately 45 seconds to be told that it indeed was some sort of insect bite (or sting, he said it could have been a sting, but I don’t remember being stung recently), and that I needed to take some antibiotics and allergy medicine, along with putting neosporin on it.
I mean, I already had been taking benadryl. I already put neosporin on it. All I needed was the prescription. (And ok, having the doctor look at it got my mom off my back about it, she was worried about it.)
So, I have arrived at the conclusion that I just need my own prescription pad…..and a medical degree to know which prescriptions to write.