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dealing with over-the-counter junk
Back in the early 80s pain was part of life.
I was a scotch sipping, beef eating, fast food junky
and sugar from soda was my game.
I lived with headaches, back pain, joint problems and indigestion.
In my shirt pocket was a tin filled with pain killers and antacids.
The bathroom cabinet at home was loaded with this over-the-counter junk.
After 1981, I become hooked on being pain free.
That was when I worked as a maître d’ at a night club called the Red Onion.
Dirty dancing prior to the ‘HIV death for the free love era’ was a way of life.
until meeting the vegan.
while filled with over-the-counter drugs for another quarterly aching cold,
I asked this young hostess
why she never got sick like the rest of the Red Onion staff.
Her answer was simple and sweet told in musical tones with a smile.
She always smiled and had clear, radiant skin.
That’s because I’m a vegan, she said.
Thinking she said virgin,
my response stuck in my throat
until I realized what she had said.
What’s a vegan?
That was the beginning of a life altering journey
that hasn’t ended yet.
I haven’t used pain killers like Tylenol or aspirin since 1982.
My stomach’s never upset.
I haven’t had a cold or flu for decades.
It’s true .
I miss Shakey’s pizza and pitchers of chilled, foaming beer.
A small price worth paying
for an empty bathroom cabinet.
Didn’t Jesus Christ say our bodies were our temples?
My Splendid Concubine
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|Reviewed by J'nia Fowler
|Good for you. Think I'll try it as our prescription cabinet hold so many drugs at a cost of about $1,000.00 per month. In this case vegan=new shoes. I like that. Thanks for sharing. J'nia|
|Reviewed by Bobbi Duffy
|You almost make me want to try it. I could use even a few painfree days in my life. Maybe I'll give it another go with more success this time.
|Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader)
|Excellent writing dear man...keep smiling OK...Hugsss|
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
|Excellent, Lloyd, problem is, to be healthy, it's expensive, can ill afford (pun intended) to eat Vegan. Need to, though - maybe I'd feel better. The powers that be have priced good for you foods, natural foods, out of poor people's budgets. Sad, isn't it?
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
|Reviewed by John Flanagan
I'm glad you're in the club...not that I'm vegan but I don't take medication, only herbals, and the aches and pains have eased a little. Way to go!
|Reviewed by Gene Williamson
|Good for you, Lloyd. I promised myself that when (if) I reached
my age I would indulge myself again in scotch (or brandy) and good cigars if I could afford them. -gene.
|Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
|If it makes you better for it then I say go for it, interesting piece....
Be always safe,
|Reviewed by Darryn Murphy
|I like it :) Good job - Great message|