Sunday, July 15, 2018

That Opoid Constipation Seems to Be Two-Phase

I thought I was past it Friday at noon, but after several successes, I seem to be having troubles again.  It feels like there is a lump in my now bloated belly.  When my wife goes over the rough parts of the driveway in the Jeep, it feels like I am being beaten from the inside.  Suppositories, pineapple spears, tea, stool softeners, whole grain cereal: still waiting.  I asked my daughter how heroin addicts tolerate this just to keep using heroin (which she tells me is a middle class white women's drug in the Boise area), and she said this shows you how serious the addiction is: most live on Ex-Lax and coffee.  (I am trying to think of a cute Starbucks name for that drink.)

2 comments:

Karl said...

I believe the active ingredient in Ex-Lax is phenolphthalein, which is used as an indicator of pH.

So maybe the Starbucks name for Ex-lax and coffee would be a pHrappuchino?

pigpen51 said...

Crappachino? For overnight relief, A Little Latte?

Iced Caramel Macchigogo?

I know, too much fun, but I went through the same issue after just a short bout of treatment for a migraine. I have been trying to gut them out, but this one was a bad one, and so I treated it with the only thing that works for me. It got rid of the migraine, of 3 days, but a screeching halt was had by all. Normal is such a welcome change, you don't even realize how much you count on things working correctly.