So the coughing time has come, once again, to the Adams household… that wonderful time of year when summer is reaching towards the fall and the thermometer is bouncing up and down betwixt temperate extremes…

I cough… and cough… and cough…

Always have… since I was a kid.  My dad used to get so mad because I’d be hacking until one or two in the morning before I’d finally collapse into exhausted slumber…

It’s not so bad… the lack of sleep I can handle, but the feeling that I’m bruising my rib cage from the inside out, and the skull-splitting headaches that come with each hack…

Those I could do without…

and like I said… it used to really affect the rest of the family…

But then one day… a miracle occurred…  The doctor prescribed me this antihistamine called “Actifed”… and it was a beautiful thing… it shut that cough down!… along with a good portion of my higher brain activity… but a coma was a small price to pay…

And then it went over-the-counter!!!  Huzzah!

Cough free for years…

And then Meth became a thing in America.

And the makers altered the formula to eliminate the pseudophedrine which resulted in a medicine so crap, that they stopped making it…

I’ve been making do with Nyquil at night… which isn’t wholly effective, but is, at least, helpful… and makes me sleepy… must be getting old… it didn’t used to do that…

In any case, such is my life…

Until today…

I was feeling nostalgic and googling actifed when I found that Walgreens makes a pill using the original formulation called Wal-Act!!!

I want you to know that I dropped everything at worked, hopped into the car and ZOOOMED to the nearest Walgreens to buy those pills…

And they are wonderful!

There is still some coughing, but not the entire body-wracking sort… controlled… I am… hopeful!