Sunday, August 23, 2009

Don't Take the Yellow Pill!

Before running out the door with the kids, I grabbed the usual handful of vitamins (Omega 3, Multi-Vitamin, Vitamin C, B-12 and Acaii) I shoved them in my right pocket. Then shaking the bottles again I took out another complete set of the exact same vitamins plus my little yellow pill.

I had a complete emergency hysterectomy at the age of 35. I had endometriosis which had gotten outside of my uterus, wrapped around my intestines and had completely blocked them, hence the daily dose of Premarin 1.25.

I placed my handful into my left pocket. Screaming at the kids to, "HURRY UP or we're going to be late"...we rushed out the door to get them to their hell week football practice.

Now just so you know this is my daily morning routine, nothing out of the ordinary...rush, rush rush, interspersed with yelling. Once inside the car more yelling to, "Jump in and close the door, you can put your shoes on in the car!" Then as we're driving, I reach into my right pocket, pull out the daily vitamins, dividing them up between the boys as I try to navigate around the traffic to get them to practice on time. Then it's straight to work from there.

Once I got to work, I reached into my left pocket to take out my vitamins & pill. Everything was there except my little yellow pill. I didn't think too much of it, I thought maybe it had fallen out or I forgot to put it in my pocket during all the chaos.

After a long day, I picked up the boys, went upstairs, when all of a sudden my 14 year old walked into my room and said, "Mom, what was that yellow pill you gave me this morning?" My mouth dropped open then I quickly asked, "You didn't take it did you?" "Ya, I thought it was potassium since I've been cramping up at football." "OH NO...THAT WAS MY GIRL HORMONE PILL," I replied, quickly running over to the computer in a panic, Googling what effects a hormone pill would have on a teenage boy. His eyes were large, eyebrows raised up in shock, mouth dropped open before he shouted, "I WONT GROW BOOBS WILL I?!!"

Kinda like this!

I said, "I HOPE NOT," trying not to laugh. He sat next to me until we verified that he would be okay. Luckily nothing happens unless you use them over a long period of time, but I felt like the worst mom in the world. Who gives their teenage son female hormone pills? Oh yeah, ME!

I told him, "From now on if there is ever something out of the ordinary...DON'T TAKE IT!"

*********Note to self...SLOW DOWN IN THE MORNING!*********

17 comments:

Sarah said...

Oh gosh honey what a fright - for you and your son. At least you know he won't get PMS! And who knows, maybe it will get rid of his cramping!! I always seem to be rushing to, so I'll take your advise and s-l-o-w down!!

Bridgette said...

Dropping in from SITS to say hi. Loved the post!!! I am glad your son is ok. :)

Tania @ Larger Family Life said...

Oh that was funny! How many jokes about cup sizes and mood swings have you made to him since?!

knit1kids4 said...

OK... that is funny, and something that would happen to me!

Christina said...

That is great! I wonder if he will tell his friends at school?!

Stopping in from SITS!

Have a great day!

KC Mom said...

Ha!!ha! Not that I'm laughing at you...but I'm laughing with you because your morning sounds just like mine. I'm pretty sure every kid on this planet has taken a few pills they were accidently given by their mothers more then once! I'm amazed they live to be adults! ;)

~Trish~ said...

Ok I seriously about spit my drink out LOL That is totally something Kyler would say too!

April said...

How funny! I'm glad there weren't any bad effects!

Helene said...

OMG, I feel bad for laughing but his reaction totally cracked me up!!! Love the "will I get boobs" question!! I'm glad he's okay!!

Stopping by from SITS to say hello!

Lisa Petrarca said...

LOL...I KNOW! I got to work the next day and told my boss & co-worker what happened, we were all laughing so hard we were crying!

Sassy Chica said...

This sounds like a typical morning at my house...

Loved this post.
visiting from sits and will be back for more!

Smooches,
Sassy Chica

The Blonde Duck said...

Oh my gosh! How funny and terrible at the same time!

Hannah said...

I love your blog. It actually made me laugh out loud !!!

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LoriAnn said...

AACCCKKK!!!! LOL!!! I have accidentally taken the wrong pill as well due to rushing about!! Slow down dear.....wherever you are going will still be there when you arrive!!

A Fist Full of Dandelions said...

LoL! I can't stop laughing. Poor kid!

Found you on SITS...thanks for the laugh!

Mama Mel said...

OMG! How funny! :) Good thing no serious damage was done. ;)

Misty said...

That is so funny! Probably not for him but it brightened me day!

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