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I Am One Sick Puppy (Drugs are Awesome)

08/16/2013 by C.








I have been sick for a week. Tuesday morning I was able to get into my doctor to find out what was wrong.

“Bronchitis,” he said.

I stopped to get the inhaler, cough syrup and antibiotics he prescribed me.

The pharmacist said it would be $60 so I paid, took the bag and went on my way. I get home and open it up. The only thing in the bag was the cough syrup. I wanted to cry. Their office is clear across town and I had zero energy to get back out. Thankfully, my mom went to get them for me. So, $130 later I was all set. I took the first dose of everything and went to bed.

Now, I know he told me the cough syrup was a narcotic but that really means nothing to me. After one teaspoon, I slept for 7 hours. I wish I could say it was without interruption, but I heard my bedroom door swing open (I had one hangar on the back of the door knob). It rattled, stopped and then rattled again like the door was closing. I opened up my eyes and looked. No one was there. Later I asked my mom and she said it wasn’t her. I guess I was either hallucinating or I have a ghost.

The next night I took another dose and was awakened to someone shooting a machine gun over my right shoulder. It seemed so real, I was screaming my head off. I drifted right back to sleep. Later that morning I woke up with my alarm clock wrapped up in my hand like a baseball. I glanced down at it…8:05 am. Um, I was supposed to be at work 5 minutes earlier. Crap!

Then last night I had dreams I was on Dancing with the Stars and I won but Tom Bergeron said something that pissed me off and I smashed the mirror ball trophy over his head and walked out. I woke up again with my hand wrapped around the alarm clock, but this time it was only 7:15 am so I was able to make it to work on-time…barely.

I am not sure what is in this cough syrup, but it is sure making my nights more interesting. Hopefully, it will have me sleepwalking through some great adventures that I will remember later and turn into a best-selling novel or at the very least a Lifetime movie. Drugs are awesome!









  1. kden says:

    I used to get bronchitis a lot when I was a kid, the last time was probably 15 years ago. It wipes you out so bad. Wish I would have had me some of that good medicine back then. Hope you feel better soon.
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    • Chanin says:

      It has been a long time since I have had it. I usually get sinus infections all the time. But you are so right, all I want to do is sleep. Going to rest up this weekend and should be back to kicking ass by Monday! lol

  2. Marcia says:

    Good one, Chanin! Tell us what cough medicine it is so the rest of us can have exciting dreams too or maybe you just go to CVS and try to buy fingernail polish remover and see what the store’s reaction is!?!

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