I’ve been taking so many drugs this last week it’s a wonder I haven’t begun having ALL the side effects, from compulsive lip chewing to random head movements to tongue swallowing – the whole terrifying litany.
These are the meds that handsome young doc gave me in at Mass. General a week ago today:
There’s this Flucticasone Proprionate, the real name for the drug you see advertised as Flonaze, which sounds so much like the opposite of what the drug is meant to do – I mean do you seriously want more fluids FLOWING out of your NASAL passages? -It’s a wonder the team that came up with that name wasn’t immediately fired.
Then there’s Iophen, basically Robitussin with Codeine, which I had to practically produce a passport and birth certificate to take delivery of.
And finally there’s this stuff called Benzonatate, which I guess I was saying wrong. Someone my age, raised on declensions and conjugations you’d pronounced that word BEN-zo-nuh-TAH-tay. I had to look it up in Wikipedia to see how you really say it (be-nZO-nuh-tate.
Either way you say it doesn’t it sound like every Christmas carol about the birth of the Baby Jesus?
Who says the Latin Mass is dead? Give a click here. Pretty beautiful actually!