Monday, February 19, 2007

I Want my Morphine.

Some of you may remember that this blog got off to a slow start because I started the blog while I was sick. It was nasty. I missed almost a week of work. I finished my antibiotics with breakfast this morning, but my cough lingers on. Now, don't get me wrong, I do appreciate the lack of headaches and fever and sinus problems. I just wish the doc at the Convenient Care Clinic had been a little less cursory in her exam and had actually paid attention while I was talking.

In any case, I still have a nasty hacking cough. It's not as bad as it used to be, but I don't really feel like a guy who has finished his treatment and I'll be happy when it's gone. Luckily, the folks over at the Beeb are on the case. It turns out that instead of a pocketful of Ricola, what I really need is some good old fashioned opiates. They had better bring out the big guns though, because codeine is apparently only slightly more useful than a placebo for stopping coughs. As far as I know, they haven't done any clinical trials to see if codeine is more effective at getting high-schoolers buzzed than chugging NyQuil, but I bet the morphine kicks its ass at that too.


Johnny Yen said...

I knew guys at Eastern that did "Robo and beer." They'd drink a bottle of cough syrup and a six pack of beer. One night I ran into one of them after he'd done it. He didn't recognize me, and was walking like Frankenstein. He told me later that it was because he couldn't feel his feet.

Flannery Alden said...

I feel your pain. I'm hanging on to a lingering cough too. Good luck with the drugs.

I guess the "Convenient" Care Clinic does what's convenient to them, rather than you. Typical.