Let's just say that Mark B. was right! The Neo Citran did make a difference in making it through the night. Although I must tell you that it was a combination of other drugs that also helped. After I chugged the cup of Neo I then proceeded to squirt 4 shots of Otrivin into my very sore nose, found an old asthma puffer in my cabinet so I thought what the hay....let's try that too ....and for shits and giggles....how about two Advils and a shot of Kofflex (also leftover from my last cold which was August 1, 2009 by the way just in case you are documenting my sicknesses). I then proceeded to make my way to bed with grandiose hopes that I would finally be able to acquire that comatose-like sleep I have been longing for .....over the past week!
Just a quick note on the Neo Citran again. I read the side of the box before I chugged and it said "IN CASE OF ACCIDENTAL OVERDOSE......I'm thinking like this.......who in their right mind would want to commit suicide by taking Neo Citran? Wouldn't you rather "go" more Hollywood glam with cocktails of xanax, oxcycotin, valium or demerol? Come on people, save yourself the embarrassment of toxicology results that conclude you were lame enough to overdose on NEO CITRAN! How did she die? I think it was from a overdose of OTC drugs. Frankly, I would laugh.
Back to Steve. Maybe some of you know this already but I am betting you don't. Each night at around 10 p.m E.S.T. we have our bedtime snack. This snack usually consists of a hot drink and a sweet treat. That's in my case. In Steve's it's dependant on which year of the Chinese calendar we are celebrating. If we are in the Year of the Pig, Steve makes the most extragavant combinations of dessert you have ever seen. I will give you some examples: marshmallows on ritz crackers with blue cheese and peanut butter, ice cream with potato chips or pretzels, popcorn with a side of chocolate bubka, chocolate bubka with a side of white birthday cake, white birthday cake with a side of roasted chestnuts. The list goes on. Now if we are not celebrating the Year of the Pig he usually eats an apple with a thin slice of cheese. Are you getting the picture here? I usually have two issues with Steve's selection of bedtime snacks.
1. His snack usually consists of something loud and;
2. His snack usually consists of something that smells
So as we say our goodnights I place my head on the pillow waiting for the drugs to kick in. They are not working fast enough and I am starting to design wedding gowns again. You would think that the Neo/Advil/Kofflex/Otrivin combo would by now haved knocked me into a general anaesthetic type sleep? No, I am not sleeping yet because in my mind I am waiting. Waiting and listening. The first thing I am listening to is this...pooff.....ahhhh.... pooff....ahhhh.... pooff ....ahhhhh...poofff......ahhhhh... poofffffff.......that is Steve's first stage of snoring.....I call it "poofing" The second thing I am waiting for is........yes.....the coleslaw effect. Wait for it.....wait for it......Thank you! .... and now I can sleep.....maybe.