Tuesday, July 6, 2010

At Least I Probably Weigh Less Now

The last time it happened, the problem was a long dance with insomnia.  After a few hundred restless tosses and turns, I walked into the darkened bathroom in search of my best friend, generic Tylenol PM.  I took one and returned to bed where I tossed and turned for a few more hours. 

The next morning discovered that I had not taken anything resembling Tylenol PM.  But I was home, so there was no real problem. 

This past Saturday night, because I am prone to repeating any ill-timed mistake, it happened again.  This time the problem was acid reflux and I prowled around the darkened bathroom closet in search of a remedy.  When, after an hour, the first pill didn't work, I took a second.  It wasn't until the next morning that I saw the bottle and realized what I had taken two of and what was headed my way on Sunday morning:

Let me just tell you, our church service is a newly shortened 1 hour and 10 minutes and it surely felt like the longest 1 hour and 10 minutes of my life.

19 comments:

Lucy and Ethel said...

"Oh, brothers!" as our firstborn used to say :)

Lucy

Busy Bee Suz said...

Oh...bless your heart!!!!!
I can't believe you even left the house, you are brave!

Karen Deborah said...

NIGHTLIGHT---that is hilarious! Glad it wasn't anything more dangerous. Feelin nice and cleaned out aren't ya?

The Incredible Woody said...

Kudos for even going! I would have stayed VERY close to my home potty:)

MStrickland96 said...

aww thats too bad! That is no fun :(

Nancy C said...

I'm sorry...that's funny. Keep the dog medications away from the human ones,though. For me.

Julie said...

Not a Baptist I see, that hour and 10 minutes would of been a shade longer. Just kidding, sorry. I've done the same thing except never tried the stool softner before. Hummm....maybe that would help with the scale by Monday.
I hope you can get a good night sleep in soon, it's no fun prowling in the dark.
Take care and God Bless!!!

Mental P Mama said...

Oh no! At least you're all cleaned out. Might I suggest a nice lamp? And maybe some glasses?

Aging Mommy said...

Oh my - well it saves the cost of a colonic irrigation, assuming you had it in mind to get one?!? :-)

My father was on a business trip once and needed some assistance of this nature, so stopped at a pharmacy on his way to his very important meeting and bought a bar of laxative chocolate. In a hurry to continue his journey he wolfed down the bar. Only later, after having to make a very early and hasty exit from his meeting did he learn that he was only supposed to eat one square, not the entire bar....

LOVE the new look!

joanne said...

I'd be investing in a nite lite right about now...at least when you can leave the house that is!

Betty said...

LOL! I think you need to turn the light on next time you go in search of some tablets.... :)

Cranberry Morning said...

This will be a short comment because I can hardly see for the tears streaming down my face. Everything's blurry. That's hilarious! Have you thought of buying a flashlight? :-) Good thing you don't keep narcotics. :-)

Teddy Started It said...

Oh $h!+ - literally. Hope you spent today rehydrating. And yeah, I think it's time for a night light, or a flash light, or maybe just the light switch. ;D

A Lawyer Mom's Musings said...

Oh dear, you poor thing! That's like a super-bad April Fool's Joke. When you do it to yourself, well, err, umm, it's super bad.

Matty said...

Now that is too funny.

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Caution-send me your address. I have some extra nightlites you can have!
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Amy said...

Ha! I once confused Icy Hot for Desitin in a darkened room and a sleep-deprived state. Poor baby...

Mrs4444 said...

Well, I've heard the stools in church are really hard, so it was probably a good thing! haha

Brenda Susan said...

Hilarious! May want to put them somewhere else!
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