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Drifting Back Into Reality

Starting on the ninth of the month my respiratory health dropped to the level of feral kittens. We have finally put together a plan that is improving things, with one exception: the Codeine-Guaifenesin cough syrup tastes like it was strained through sweat socks, did nothing for me, and costs twice the price of a .7 liter bottle of a really decent Mosel trockenbeerenauslese. The Rhein is more fruity but a definite dessert wine that is a wonder with cheese and crusty bread. The C&G is the waste of a mediocre plastic bottle.

The major systems are returning to normal and I should be able to achieve my old level of sarcasm by Friday.


1 paintedjaguar { 05.19.22 at 11:26 pm }

I wish one could still get elixir of Terpin Hydrate, aka GI Gin. Only thing that’s ever really worked on me to clear the chest. A little brandy or spiced rum seems to be the next best thing.

2 Bryan { 05.21.22 at 7:53 am }

And APC tablets for your aches and pain. Beat the hell out of any other non-prescription painkiller.

3 Kryten42 { 05.23.22 at 9:17 pm }

I am happy to hear you are getting better Bryan! You are a tough ol’ sod my friend! 👍😎

Most of those “cough syrups” are garbage. I mostly take 1000 mg Vit. C every 6 hrs (it dissolves in the body in 4-6 hrs), garlic, horseradish. Also Vicks vapodrops with Menthol, eucalyptus, honey & lemon & a cough suppressant. I’m already on Codeine for my pain management. 🤷‍♂️🙄

Good luck Bryan! Get better soon.

4 Bryan { 05.23.22 at 10:24 pm }

Because of my COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) I need to cough to clear my lungs. Steroids and antibiotics are the automatic call. The decongestant and lots of fluids are required to flush the systems. The more I cough, the more space for oxygen in my lungs. The real thing is that my body ignores opioids. My primary reaction is a sour stomach, and I can achieve that by too much pineapple and citrus (which I love).

What the hell just happened to the Liberals? It looks like good news, but big swings, even in the proper direction make me cautious.

5 Kryten42 { 05.25.22 at 12:10 pm }

One of the issues I have is GERD – Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. My stomach was producing too much acid. It’s one that is the most easily treated for me. I take Pantoprazole, a PPI. Like pretty much every med, it has side effects. For me, I became B12 deficient, which is easily treated. I originally needed 2 pills a day, then only 1 a few Months later. now I only need 2 or 3 a week.

If Humans were created by a god, he’s a pretty pathetic excuse for an engineer! 👎🤨😼

The LNP Coalition (Liberal Party Australia & National Party of Australia – Which is not remotely National) suffered from a Scummo & Barrrrny overdose! (Scott Morrison – LPA & Barnaby Joyce – NPA). Both are gone & no longer leaders of their respective parties. And good riddance! A few other notables are gone also. Luckily, the morons in Peter Duttons electorate re-elected him. That pretty much guarantees the LNP won’t be elected again unless the ALP royally screws up bigtime! Nobody, except in his electorate, likes Dutton at all. And I suspect his electorate fear him more than like him!

The World leaders have opened their doors the day after ALP won the election, and are talking to AU again. That tells you a lot about Scummo. Seriously, he is more despised globally than Dottard! Not joking! 🤦‍♂️🙄😖