Thursday, May 15, 2008

Lucy in the Sky

   Started a new medication last night.  Well, I slept.  And slept.  Eight hours....without bathroom visits even.

   This morning I am drugged higher than a High School Junior on Prom night.  Feeling no pain... or much of anything.  Just floating.

   I usually have two tablemates for breakfast.  Alas, one has passed away and the other did not show up.  I do not like to breakfast alone so I joined a lady nearby who was also alone.  We had a nice chat.  Then she left and her usual tablemate lady showed up. We had a nice chat, too.  Or rather I had nice listen.  She was loaded with things to say... her husband is the hospital and she hasn't had any good listener for a while...so I was it.  But I was able, being drugged, to listen and seem to attend to her plaint.

  I took my morning allotment of the jolly pills and my regular assortment of pills.  And here I am...  Well part of me is... another part is out flying in his old Ercoupe looking down at the world from above like Jonathan Livingston Seagull.

   You are too young to remember Oscar Levant.  He was visible to all of us dally on television. Early he was an irascible outspoken blunt person famous because of his remarkable piano skills.  He was talented and respected for his musical skills even though his interpersonal socializing was rough.  Then he started pain medications.

   Drugged, he became mellow, social, easy going, and amusing. Half asleep he chatted amiably, though sometimes his jokes were understood by himself alone.  He was still loved for being himself, even though he struggled to make the piano behave the way it once did.

   Perhaps that will happen to me. Hopefully the drugged out-of-it me will be able to charm my friends and I can be a good listener for folks who need to talk..

   Stay tuned,  Watch the show.  I don't play the piano much, but the computer keyboard still works.  Learn to "read through" the typos...spell check can't catch them all..  I am hiving fun and the world looks good from up here.

9 comments:

garnett109 said...

Glad you are sleeping better my friend.
Enjoy your flight.

madcobug said...

Those tablets may be a little strong for you Chuck. Wonder if they can be halved and still give you good results. Helen

peytonswater said...

You and I are sleeping the same sound wave. I am on Percocet and Neurotin for shingles and you know, even the bathroom misses me at night! hahahahahah  I hope you get to feeling better.  Hopefully not to many will talk your ear off!  
Hugs
Ang

jeadie05 said...

So pleased you slept well if you can get a good nights sleep ,you can face most things ,even boring breakfast companions hee hee ...love Jn xx

frankandmary said...

 But I was able, being drugged, to listen and seem to attend to her plaint.

Ha Ha Chuck.  So I need to be drugged to listen to some people's err "concerns," good idea :-)  ~Mary

bamawmn46 said...

I'm glad you are finally getting some good, consistant sleep Chuck. I read through all the typos and even knew what you were talking about! While listening to others complaints, you need an empty mug with a sign that says "$20/hour if I'm conscience or not!!"  LOL

Jackie

sybiljb said...

Glad you are feeling better and had a good night.

specialadyfink said...

The title fits-funny how listening to that song...I never thought of  it in these terms--God am I naive....
sooo-you're flying high huh Chuck-just don't be scootin..........you don't need a UTI (under the influence)LOL

hugsdoodlewacky said...

(((((((((((((((((((((((CHUCK)))))))))))))))))))I feel like I am talking to my Boss of the stoor I work at.His name is Chuck to.But I dont hun Him.LOL.Dont ask me why I just said that.I am glad you are feeling better and not going to the Bathroom all the time.I do that alot.Maybe I should talk to my Pain Doctor about that.I know I drink alot of soda.What kind of pain meds are you taking>If its ok to ask.