Every year I seem to get something where first I'm sick for awhile and then I just cough and cough and cough and cough and cough. It's a dry cough that kicks itself off, like a bouncing ball: the first cough irritates my throat so I cough again, which irritates my throat so I cough again, and so on. And it's way worse when I lie down. I've tried every cough medicine on the shelf, and the only thing that works is knocking myself out with a sleeping pill.
I went to the doctor and she said it's "probably viral." Well. Thank you. That's useful information. She also gave me a prescription for codeine cough syrup, which I thought was going to be AWESOME because it's a CLASS-C NARCOTIC and that sounds SEEKABLE, but it didn't seem to do anything for the cough OR make me feel even lightly kite-like. (But DID make me feel like I was going to throw up. Free bonus.)
Alexa told me a mixture of equal parts whiskey and honey would make a nice cough syrup, so I stopped on the way home for a bottle of whiskey. This is when I learned there are KINDS of whiskey---that "bourbon" and "scotch" are not separate liquors like vodka and gin but are in fact WHISKEYS. This has been an educational day. But isn't there a song that goes "One bourbon, one scotch, and one beer?" and not "Two whiskeys, and one beer"? So the liquor store clerk should not have looked at me SO weird. NOT EVERYONE SPECIALIZES IN LIQUOR, LIQUOR CLERK.
Anyway, I think Alexa was thinking a tablespoon or whatever, but I think I'll start with a cup each and sip at that until I can't remember why I was sipping it.
Also, my lower eye lid has been twitching for weeks. WEEKS. Is that something I can die from? Because I've gotten kind of distracted by the cough and haven't fretted about the twitch for awhile.
There! Isn't it EXACTLY like having lunch with an old lady, except no lunch? Now YOU talk about all YOUR physical woes, and then we'll split an entrée!
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