Oh Yeah, Now I Remember 3 comments

Posted by grampa in health (Monday January 28, 2008 at 7:41 pm)

Yeah, so I’m still sick as hell and in the comments on the last post someone suggested Thera-flu.  And, I’ll admit, I kinda forgot about Thera-flu but I used to swear by it.

In fact, there was this one New Year’s Eve when I had a fever of 102 and I refused to stay in (honestly, I think it had to do with the fact that I had a whole lot of drugs to sell and really needed to capitalize on the stupidity of most New Year’s Eve-ers), so I was chugging the Thera-flu, with a line or two of cocaine in there, you know, to steady the nerves.

Anyway, I didn’t really drink much on New Year’s, because, let’s face it, if you’re driving from one party to another with a car full of drugs, you should probably be able to pass a breath-a-lyzer (I mean, from just the probable cause stand point, right?). 

The other reason I didn’t drink much on that particular night of the year, was that there’s just too many amateur drunks on the road and if you’re already on six hits of acid, some Thera-flu and a line or two, then you really need to stay sharp to watch out for those other fuckers who don’t know what they’re doing.

So, by the end of the night, I finally reached a stopping point and I was able to drink without worry, so I was mixing rum and Thera.  Now this isn’t something I suggest, unless you have an advanced degree in human pharmacology, which, fortunately, I have.

But that’s not the reason I started to write this, the real reason is why I stopped drinking Thera-flu.  It’s because it was one of the things that I used to detox from heroin (again, people, don’t try this shit at home), several of the too, too many times that I had to do it on my own.  Now, this isn’t what they’d give you in a detox - but a triple mug of Thera, a dozen benadryl and half a bottle of Pepto will buy you about four hours of peace. 

And that’s not half bad, considering.

But, after having stuck myself together through work today with Superglu, band aids, and an Alka Seltzer cold plus every two hours, I figured I needed to get the big guns if I was gonna make it through tomorrow.

The old familiar warmth is comin’ on now, and, with it, another old pang or two of something not quite like nostalgia, because nostalgia is a rememberance of a happy time.  This is more like the phantom pain of a lost limb.

But, hey, at least my nose has finally stopped fuck’n runnin’.


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feel better Grampa!

Comment by xtx — Tuesday.January.29.2008 @ 5:04 am

Your Theraflu is my Advil Cold & Sinus. I love that stuff.

Comment by emmy em — Tuesday.January.29.2008 @ 5:31 pm

i always like to walk around with tissues sticking out of both of my nostrils when i’m sick like that.

it kind of gives people the message to leave me the fuck alone. and i like that, communicating without words.

Comment by piglet — Tuesday.January.29.2008 @ 5:40 pm

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