Donkey runs up to greet farmer
Turns out I was right initially and had a regular cold, which my home remedies were reducing in cooperation with my own immune system naturally; but, then I got anxious and used an over the counter drug to reduce the sinus pressure I experiencing which led to a strong toxic allergic reaction by my body to some components of the medication or in essence, I triggered severe side effects worse than the initial problem, some of which not only effected my sinuses negatively but also my chest making both areas feel like a huge headache, very painful, which led to an autoimmune response with a slight fever! Sometimes it’s better to let nature takes its course, and let the body mend slowly the way it needs to! Also, don’t think just because something is sold without a prescription written by an MD that it’s not too potent or has to be benign; because that can be a serious mistake with troubling and even devastating consequences, as it was in my case. Be sure to stay attuned to your own body’s sensitivities or allergies as best you can. Good potent homemade chicken soup like old fashioned grandmothers used to make, accompanied with plenty of bed rest are still tried and proven treatment for what ails a person with simple colds or being a little run-down; if you don’t need a doctor straightaway.
But, speaking of Old Fashioned Remedies, now that we’re all under this lock-down order being holed-up in our abodes I’ve used the isolation time to write and enjoy some “Classic Drama or Comedy Films” to just kick back and take in some real quality entertainment with some of the most iconic names from the show-business past. One such film was “The Nutty Professor,” Starring Jerry Lewis which had me in stitches! “Actually” though, as I watched this really funny story unfold on my home movie screen I starting stirring inside as I began to realize that hidden beneath the outer veneer of the story-line and imagery was a real character study, which although an extreme example of the duality that works within us all, this was spot-on with regard to how we all juggle our necessities of practicality with those inner desires to breakout and be somebody; a winner! That struggle we all have at some time in our lives with overcoming our flights of fancy by carrying on doing what’s expected of us as responsible adults who for better or worse have to conform to standard operating procedures, SOP, in order to navigate just the basics of survival in this very complicated modern world! I suddenly found myself amidst the laughter starting to have tears of joy mixed with humility hearing my inner voice say, “Hey this Buddy guy, I’m kind of like him, and I’m even a bit of a kooky nerd scientist” in there too; that’s what makes up my own personality!
But, the Buddy got the Better of Me; because with all of the corona virus worry we have presently I thought it would be better to hurry my recovery from the cold and keep a leg up on my resistance against any such virus infecting me, I just wanted the cold to be gone; but got jammed up.
I think the Nutty Professor in me had me thinking I can tinker a bit like I did when I was a kid with my chemistry sets in the basement which had gotten me placed in advanced chemistry in high school and college; so therefore equipped with a fair amount chemistry knowledge along with my special tea concoctions that I’m always making, this would have to give me an edge on staying ahead of the curve as they say. But, sometimes we can get a little too big for our britches or get ahead of ourselves and end up stumbling big time, ending up with many more lumps and bruises than when we started out. Ah, here’s to your health or, ahhh, ACTUALLY I mean mine!
Sometimes trying to run the race to recovery too fast, may lead to being out of the race entirely; temporarily or maybe even permanently!
Donkey mom reunited with her baby
We all remember our mothers warning us not to go out to play with our friends so soon after getting over the flu or not to push our luck just because we were starting to feel a little better; full recovery is always best before being put to the test.
And the flip-side is we can all have a little Nutty Professor or the Cool Debonair that thinks he can handle any contingency Buddy’s other self or our own other alter-ego trying to convince us that we know how to handle ourselves; but it’s way too much for our own good! The old “Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” complex at work, both of them are pulling us into retreat or way up the road to adventure and fun times, to try burning the candle at both ends, just because we can do it! Not so fast or so slow is my perspective on all of it, and striking a balance is the ideal thing to do in anything we do, especially when it comes to our own well-being.
SO NOW YOU CAN SAY, “YOU GOT IT STRAIGHT FROM THE HORSES MOUTH,” or is it “THE ASS”
Donkey Hee-Hawing voice only with photo on farm
NOW PLEASE; DON’T BE AN