Monday, February 18, 2008

Sick humor

Witless. That's how I feel. The proof? Finding humor in peeing. Well, more than that actually. You know that commercial for Flomax? I probably saw it a hundred times before I really paid attention to the problem for which they were hawking the pill. Then I groaned as I got the name of the pill. Flow max. Oh my God honey, I'm peeing too slow, what should I do!? (note: I don't mean to belittle people with swollen prostates and I don't mean to trivialize the discomfort that they feel.) Anyway, I'm far too amused each time I pee as I call out to spouse, "Honey, come quick! Am I peeing fast enough? Do you think I need to see the doctor?" We've been doing this routine for a few days and getting lots of chuckles out of it. Yesterday, spouse got me laughing when he called out, "Honey, come quick. Do you think it's the right shade of yellow?" Then we came up with a new pill name, Yellorite. Watch for it in upcoming ads.

It's another day of misery here but I'm not going to pontificate on it, if experience is any indicator, this should be the last of the really bad days. I feel like a ride at Disneyland with a sign "closed for repairs".

18 comments:

christopherc said...

At least your humor is there... a good sign that recovery isn't far behind.

Anonymous said...

More fitting for this blog is the new medicine called "Poopwell" or "Fecall" or maybe "Turdrite".
Get better and just wait until you're my age buddy, if you can still pee, it will be weak and take forever. The worst part is it won't stop seeping out for half an hour afterwards. Ed

"Just David!" said...

i'll take that pill as long as anal leakage isn't a side effect, like with the olestra ads... and, could you make it so that my erection doesn't last longer than 4 hours too!!!

Uncle Zoloft said...

I think "Yellorite" is the generic form of Flomax.

bardelf said...

LOL
Similar to "just david"'s remarks about side effects, I was thinking of all the bizarre side effects associated with many of these drugs. 'A few people have reported dizziness, nose bleeds, blindness, and in a few rare cases, death'.
Hello!

birdoparadise said...

*hands to ears* Lalalalalalalalalalalalalalalala...

GayProf said...

Maybe you need to invent a pill to freshen urine after one eats asparagus.

Sorry to hear about the illness. Colds are always the same: 3 days coming, 3 days with you, and 3 days leaving.

The Neighbors Will Hear said...

I blame the endless winter up there for your, um, unusual sense of humor. But why not make the most of it? You should be pissing in the snow. Then, in addition to wondering about flow and color, you can wonder whether you need a drug for your handwriting.

Perplexio said...

And watch out for Restless Leg Syndrome because that can really mess up your "stream." Then again, if you suffer from RLS, maybe it's best to sit down to pee.

Polt said...

Making fun of pee commercials shows you are well on the way to recovery! :)

HUGS...

Cooper said...

My Dario, age 5 and a half, once called out excitedly, "Look Daddy, I can pee for a long time without holding!" Flo-max, indeed.

I love the interactions between you and Spouse.

Hope you feel well enough to ride the roller coaster soon.

em said...

I just saw a commercial for flomax last night and went "Oh. Flow Max." Then I deduced it was a prostate thing because I hadn't bothered to listen to the commercial at all. It's the luxury car commercials that are really chapping my hide these days.

truthspew said...

Product naming is very funny to me, particularly pharmaceutical products.

That being said, luckily my prostate is in fine shape at the ripe age of 43. I guess the research is true, if you don't exercise things go bad. And I'm not talking about the standard physical exercises here. At least one a day, that's my motto.

As to coloration of urine, I get a pale, pale yellow. The darker shade of yellow means you're dehydrated. But being well hydrated sometimes means you're pissing your life away.

Alpha Omega said...

Working for Disney here in Florida...I could get you one of those signs if ya like. ;0)

Feel better!!!

Lyvvie said...

GayProf! You'd remove the fun of the asparagus pee?? How could you!! That's like taking the red out of beetroot pee. How else am I to torment those who beg for specimens??

I think an all round urine improvement drug could be called Uralrite.

Snooze said...

Heehee - I like your pee game.

RoxRocks said...

I enjoy the pee posts too!

Mark in DE said...

I love little 'couple stories' like this; snapshots of life in the Richard & Serge. You may think you have nothing to share some days, but you do.

Mark :-)