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.