Wednesday, 16 March 2016

09:17 – Spring seems to have arrived early in Sparta. It’s been warm for a couple weeks, and the last few days we’ve had highs near 70F. But I wouldn’t be surprised if we have a period of Indian winter at some point. The weather here is nothing if not unpredictable.

Barbara drove down to Winston this morning for an appointment with an oral surgeon. She was originally scheduled for mid-April, but there was a cancellation. She grabbed it, because she didn’t want to go another month of having to chew food on one side of her mouth.

The dentist wrote her prescriptions for cephalexin and twelve 375/5 mg acetaminophen/hydrocodone, which is far too small a dose of the latter and far too large of the former. And I see that the FDA is cracking down on prescriptions for opioid painkillers, as if it’s any of their business. All scheduled drugs should be de-scheduled immediately and made available over the counter. There’s no reason I shouldn’t be able to walk into Costco and buy large bottles of hydrocodone, oxycodone, or heroin or cocaine for that matter. It’s none of the government’s business.