Yeah, so the headache stuck through yesterday. Better today and I’m glad of it. I decided that it must be the result of some sort of monster pollen engineered by Mother Nature as a response to animal hormone injections, airplane contrails, biotech corn killing off the monarch butterfly population, terrorist activity or alien master race implantation.
Not really. But I do think the pollen is nasty this year.
However, my complaint du jour is not the government-assisted ragweed. It is joint pain. Pain in the thumb and elbow of my left arm. And because I know how it works (the finger bone’s connected to the hand bone, the hand bone’s connected to the arm bone, the arm bone’s connected to the shoulder bone, them bones, oh them skeleton bones), I’m expecting the crippling effects of arthritis to debilitate my shoulder tomorrow. I’m envisioning my left hand gnarling up and hardening any day now.
The good news is that my left hand is not dominant, so I will be able to sign my social security checks and swat at mouthy children. I also look forward to getting a handicap designation for my car. I’m all for looking at the silver lining.
In the meantime, I’m investigating homeopathic remedies. Some appear to be very soothing, others are a little, uhm…no. The lukewarm enema for a few days to flush out my system? A big fat NO. The nettle soup doesn't sound too easy to make. The water and potato juice drink…ew. I could rub warm olive oil on the effected areas, or possibly warm vinegar. I'll smell like a salad. I'm unwilling to spend $20 for a few glucosamine chondroitin tablets. For now anyway. If it gets bad enough, I might. So expensive though.
I think I'll try the olive oil rub tonight. See if it helps. Oh, and I could wrap it in RED flannel. I don't know why exactly it has to be RED flannel. I get the flannel part – soft and warm – it’s nice. I’m unschooled, though, in the medicinal properties of the red dye. Maybe it makes it WARMER. Maybe it seeps into your warmed pores, lays red eggs, feeds on the inflammation, then exudes alien master race spores into the atmosphere causing the monster pollen that will give me another two-day headache.
I’m just not sure. But I guess it’s a good thing I don’t have any red flannel handy.