I had to go to the doctor this week, and I arrived home with a bottle of large pills. I know the pills will make me feel better, but I want to know why they have to make them in a size that’s more suitable for large animals. I choke and gag and stress out every time I have to take pills of any description. I’ve always been like this and remember having an ear infection when I was a kid, and my father becoming exasperated with me. In fact, he told me I’d go deaf if I didn’t take my pills. I’d frustrated him that much.
I’ve passed my dislike on to some of my characters. This is Kate from Playing to Win.
The nurse returned, handing her a glass of water and two white tablets of a size suitable for horses and other large animals.
Kate eyed the water with welcome but not the medication. “Don’t you have injections?”
The nurse shook her head and stood her ground.
Kate looked at the pills again and decided to do without.
“Katherine Giovanna Sophia Merryweather Alexander,” the nurse warned, her voice tart as a Meyer lemon, but a smile lurked in her brown eyes. She turned to Lane and Jamie. “Children are much better patients.”
After rolling her eyes at Kate’s muffled protest, she turned back to her patient. “I’ll help you sit.”
Kate clenched her jaw and allowed the nurse to assist her. When she pushed a button on the control unit, the bed rose so Kate could sit. She accepted the glass of water and took a sip, ignoring the pills. The nurse coughed and Kate held out her hand to accept the horse tablets.
A snigger escaped Lane. Kate noticed even Jamie smiled. She took a big breath and choked the pills down one at the time.
“Ugh.” For one awful moment, she thought the second pill would make a return visit. Her eyes watered as she swallowed in panic.
The nurse chortled. “There now. That wasn’t so bad was it, dear?”
“Thank you,” Kate said, with just a trace of sarcasm.
I’m with Kate all the way. Pills are not made for human consumption or at least our consumption!
How are you with taking pills?