Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Another milestone met!

Whew! It has been a stressful 24 hours. Thankfully all is well now, but for a while there, we didn't know what was going to happen to us.

We were cruising through our 8 doctor medical exams when everything came to a screeching halt when we got the results of my drug screen. Yup. Me. I failed it. Me. The girl who drinks maybe three or four drinks a YEAR tested positive for opiates. Seriously? You've got to be kidding!

We managed to trace the source - I forgot to pack our Tylenol and I woke up with a headache yesterday morning. I knew that I couldn't take the shenenigans that is the 8 doctor medical exam with a pounding head so we went to the pharmacy to get some Tylenol. We talked to the pharmacist and he gave me a box. We didn't even think to check the ingredients for any other drugs since back home you need a prescription for anything other than Tylenol. However here, you can buy Tylenol with codine in it right off of the shelf! I took 2 pills 1 hour before we left for our exam. Crap!

Of course, this has NEVER happened to anyone before. So, we were sent home last night with instructions to return today to repeat my test. They didn't know what would happen if it was still positive, since this has never happened before.

Luckily, I drank about 4 L of water and managed to flush them out of my system. My test today was negative and I passed the doctor's (a narcologist) exam (kind of like a sobriety test). Of course now we are being monitored by the FBI for all of our frantic research yesterday from a Russian IP address - googling "how to get codine out of your system" "what is the fastest way to get codiene out of your system" "how to pass a drug screen". LOL

All is well now and our papers are signed and ready to go!

Tomorrow morning we head to Tyumen and we should get to see EasternStar for a little bit. Yay!

We will have internet access in our hotel room in Tyumen so it will be easier to keep the blog updated once we get there.

Good night!


Trisha, Duane, and Family said...

OMGOODNESS!!!! As many times as we have been to EE I would never have thought that it was readily available. I know I had a cold on one of our trips and I got some cough medicine that knocked me out!!! It certainly stopped the coughing...hmmmm...guess we know why now;-). Glad all is well and praying that your time is smooth as silk and lots of fun. Many blessings...Trisha (mom2b4#10)

LowerTeakwood said...

Nothing like sweating it out. Glad all is well. Have an awesome journey.

Nicole said...

Oh my...nothing like an OOPS to make the day really fun, huh?

So excited for today--safe travels and kisses to the little one!