My first blog – a blank page is a very exciting thing! Let’s talk about the “Cape Cod Crud”.
Everyone is sick, and it’s not the ‘here today gone tomorrow’ sick, it’s the ‘I’m moving in for two weeks just to annoy you’ sick. I have affectionately named it the Cape Cod Crud, or on my really bad days, the plague.
Tis the season, right?
Ahh, spring. Normally, spring is a lovely, wonderful time of year. A time of flowers, warm weather, Red Sox baseball, our favorite seasonal places reopening, reconnecting with nature, all the good stuff that lets us know winter is over.
But like clockwork, it also means with the season change comes the crud. I’ve come to realize that I might be on a government watch list somewhere because of the amount of cough and cold medicine I’ve recently purchased.
If you’re like me, you might have to try more than one to find the one that works the best and then when you accidently share your crud with your husband and kids (or vice versa), you are buying multiple bottles of adult and children meds, because you might need one for cough, one for cold, and then you have the whole other beast of daytime vs. nighttime formulas.
It’s bad enough standing in the medicine aisle for 30 minutes trying to make your selection, but then to be “carded” at the checkout. As I’m standing there hacking the last thing I’m thinking about is cooking meth or putting said meds in the freezer for 5 hours to get my ‘robotrippin’ groove on.
I just want to feel better.
Why don’t I go to the doctor, you ask? Because it’s a cough, and I’ve played the visit out in my mind a million times, “it’s a cold and will run its course”. And now I’m out money for a doctor’s visit. My brain is a dangerous place to be. That’s why I’m back at the drug store trying another magical elixir.
Somewhere I’m sure they have flagged my name as a suspicious person of interest – just wait until allergy season is in full bloom, and I’m hitting them up for the “good, behind the counter” allergy meds. Here’s to health this spring season!
By Cathy Summers