Thursday, October 21, 2010

Girly Humor and the New Thing You Learn Today

Warning: If you don't want to read about girl stuff, skip this post and read a different one. Or just come back a different day!

Today I am feeling a little icky. Between my sinuses (allergies I think), the headache and the cramps, I really just want to crawl in bed and sleep it off. But there's work to be done. And a lot of it! Crazy busy at work for the foreseeable future. No complaints. It's job security!

So, it's been quite a while since I have experienced cramps and bloating, etc., like this. So while at Walgreens asking the pharmacist a million questions about which over-the-counter allergy medication is best to take when you are on blood pressure lowering medication (Chris, not me!), I asked for help with this problem too.

Lucky for me, the pharmacist is a woman! She recommended Midol. It's been around forever and should take care of all the problems with just a couple of capsules. I am not much of a pill popper, but I am teetering dangerously close to needing a sick day once a month. That's reminiscent of when this all started in 7th grade!

Anyway, before popping my first capsules today, I saw the note on the top of the box, "See new warnings information" and thought, jeeze, maybe this stuff will grow hair on my teeth or something. Nope. That wasn't it. NOT EVEN CLOSE. Now, I cannot attest to how new this warning is. Or even if this is the new warning that I was instructed to "see." But I couldn't help but read this and think, "oh my gosh! My blog girls will LOVE this one!!!" So, here goes:
Apparently it's dangerous to take Midol if you "have difficulty in urination due to enlargement of the prostate gland." Really? That was a concern? And if I ask my doctor before use because of this, I think we have bigger problems! I hope you laughed a little! I know that I did.

p.s. Before sharing my humor, I wanted to make sure that I am not a total idiot. I actually googled (pretty sure I already knew the answer) "do women have prostates" and the answer was as follows:

"In 2002, female paraurethral glands, or Skene's glands, were officially renamed the female prostate by the Federative International Committee on Anatomical Terminology."

So, while I was not totally wrong, and this is funny, I was maybe a little wrong! And while an enlarged prostate it nothing to laugh at, I am still laughing a little! Because of the context of course, not the enlarged prostate part!

1 comment:

  1. Yes, that is funny! Kind of like a few years ago when I posted that the Care Bear bandaids have a warning: "For medical emergencies seek professional help."

    I guess some people can't figure this kind of stuff out for themselves!?