Monday, January 26, 2009

Update on my lungs

It is 5:30 a.m. as I write this and I have been awake for several hours. I have come to the conclusion that medicine does not work.

For the first few weeks of this bug I tried to avoid the drugs, per my usual preference, but once I started, as my brother quipped last night, "hittin' the sauce" I have been breaching all kinds of generally held rules of conduct. Last night Ryan noticed that my homemade medicinal brew was nothing more than extra-strength half-price Nyquil: two tablespoons of grain alcohol, two generic brand Benadryl, and a heaping teaspoon of Buckley's "tastes bad, works great" cough syrup. In other words alcohol, antihistamine, and cough suppressant. Check the back of your Nyquil. It's identical. I guess I'm not as inventive as I thought I was.

Also, thanks for all the comments, concerns, and advice. If anyone would like to donate a lung, I'd appreciate that, too. Mine's broke.


Adriana said...

sister... perhaps it's time to drag your toots into the doctor. could be pneumonia and that aint easy to get rid of.

Kate said...

Hahahahhahaha. I love how your posts make it sound like you are literally knocking on death's door... but, like you said, really you just have less of a penchant for inconvenience than the rest of the world & don't mind taklin' about it.

I say keep up the moonshine & ride it!

Kate said...

(taklin' being a Wombo for taking & chucklin'... of course)

missy. said...

ok, pamy... i know you have a thing about doctors, but seriously? this is quite the illness. i agree with adriana that it could be pneumonia. i had it a few years ago and it absolutely did not go away until i got it treated.