Friday, November 26, 2010

Super Liver to the Rescue!

I have discovered during this bout of "virus syndrome*" that I seem to have a super liver. It is working overtime to filter out any medication so that all the pain killers, anti-inflammatories, and 12 hour cough suppressants/ expectorants I take only last 4 hours.  It is not like I am going to take more of the meds before the time window is up for the next dosage, because . . . it might damage my liver - just in case it decides to stop filtering things out like a crazed weasel. So I just imagine punching it in its helpful face every time the effects of my pills wear off 8 hours before they should, leaving me coughing and snotty and miserable.

*I really think that this "virus syndrome" deserves an actual name since I (and I am sure countless others) get it several times a year.  I usually refer to it as the "zombie flu."  Any other recommendations are welcome.


  1. It's a cold. Or, if you prefer, an acute upper respiratory tract infection.

  2. Well, if it were a cold, I think the doctor would have called it that, instead of "virus syndrome." It has all the symptoms of the flu, except the fever is lower and the lungs sound drier. So, what gets through of the flu when you have gotten a flu shot.


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