I’ve Been Abusing Drugs

Maybe not abusing drugs in the normal sense of the word, but here’s what happened. Several years ago I was getting up to urinate several times during the night. So when I told my urologist the problem I was having she prescribed a medicine that was suppose to help it. I never could tell that it did much good so I didn’t renew my prescription. I just learned to live with it, as I’m able to write a story or two in the middle of the night when I can’t get back to sleep.

The other day I was down in Mexico and went into la farmacia to get a couple of things I needed. I said “also give me a bottle of FloMax pills”. He handed over what he had that was the Mexican version of FloMax and I came on home.

A couple of nights ago I decided I’d get back on those pills and stay with it awhile and maybe it would help me sleep more. In typical fashion I decided I’d give myself a jump start and take 2 instead of 1. You know some medications they’ll do that to really give it a boost to get it going.

About an hour or two later I had to jump run for the bathroom. Every time I’d lay back down I’d get the urge all over again. I bet I got up about 10 times during the night.

The next morning for some reason, that I’m still trying to figure out, I got another one of those little capsules and took it. I drank my normal 3 or 4 cups of coffee and headed out of Bertram for Fredericksburg where I had a meeting. I made pitstops in Burnet, Marble Falls, Round Mountain and Johnson City. I really needed to in Stonewall but I was running late for my meeting so I decided to grin and bear it. That last few miles were tense.

After a whole day and night of frequent trips to take care of business, I decided to Google FloMax and Tamsutex, the label on the bottle. It’s a dang diuretic. I guess I had my medicine names mixed up. That happens when you watch too much television with all those commercials. What I know for sure I’m not likely to ever take the rest of that bottle. I don’t need those hassles ever again.

Now after a couple of days I think I’m back to normal, at least in my urinary tract. I’ll be happy to just get up a few times each night and it really does give me a change to write a story or two.

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