Tuesday, June 26, 2012

I'm Still Hot!

Literally and, maybe, figuratively.

I hit the Take Care Clinic at Walgreens to get a strep test this afternoon. If you've never used one before, they are pretty convenient (though I do start to buy too many things in Walgreens while waiting) and fast and cheap-ish.  At least, my co-pay is cheap. I'm sure we'll get some bill later on.  In any case, I failed the strep test.  Meaning: not strep.

My ears, though, looked slightly irritated and there is a lot of drainage going on in the back of my throat.  She used the word drainage a LOT.  It is a disgusting word.  I feel disgusting, so it's probably apt.  She sent me out with a whole array of drug prescriptions and I was off to Kroger to pick them up.

While in Kroger, I shopped clearance tables (and got an enormous bounty of organic stuff for only $30) and then wandered around in produce.  A man motored by me in one of those carts for the disabled, though he didn't look disabled.  He stopped in front of me and said, in a lovely Jamaican accent, "Excuse me.  I'm looking for a date."  Then he gestured to his cart and said, "And I have a ride."

I DID look hot...but only because I still have a fever.  I told him I had a virus, laughed and tried to walk away.  He motored behind me and said, "That's okay--I have the cure."  I walked a bit faster and then he started talking louder until I finally turned back around, expecting another pick-me-up.  But no:  he really DID have the cure.  Apparently, if I drink a glass of water with the juice of one lemon and a teaspoon of cayenne, I will be cured of anything by morning.

I have taken my steroid ear drops, the nasal spray, and used my inhaler, but now am sipping the lemon/water/cayenne--which I made with 1/8 a teaspoon of cayenne. This dude must be insane because any more cayenne than this in one glass of water might kill someone.
Here is my mess of drugs.  Some kind of decongestant, throat spray, inhaler for asthma, advil for swelling and fever, ear drops, nose drops, and the good old lemon and cayenne.

It's good to know that even on a day when I feel and look terrible, men in motorized carts find me irresistible.

1 comment:

  1. I've heard of that combination before...but it was always used to some kind of detox diet =P Hope you feel better soon!


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