Mom, don’t look now, but, it’s time for the quiz again!
And time for my important announcements on matters…
…no one cares about!
Mom, I think everyone wants to hear about our excursion to The Borgata in Atlantic City to see Frankie Valli.
Shana, I don’t think anyone even knows who Frankie Valli is!
Maybe you should explain it.
The best way to explain it is to put on one of his famous records. Actually, this is a great live TV performance from the mid-’60’s.
Frankie Valli and the 4 Seasons, everybody!
Frankie’s 82 now but he can still sing! I am so lucky that I got to see a living legend!
Well, on to the Death Report: singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen died.
He was 82 years old. I don’t know the cause of death but two of his famous songs were “Hallelujah” and “Suzanne”. This is a beautiful version of “Hallelujah” (and it’s my favorite cover) by Jon Bon Jovi.
Oh geez, Bon Jovi again?
And before you say anything, Mom… I saw Jon Bon Jovi perform at the Hillary Clinton rally with Barack Obama last week but more on that later. For now, in honor of Leonard Cohen, here is JBJ singing “Hallelujah”.
And now for my next announcement: count-down to “Gilmore Girls: A Year In the Life” on Netflix in roughly a week’s time.
Yay!!! I can hardly wait! This is a very well-written show, folks; do try and find it.
It’s a continuation of the original series that ended abruptly in ’07 after Season-7. “A Year in the Life” will be four 90 minute episodes. Here is the official trailer.
And for my next announcement, Glenn Frey of The Eagles would have been 68 years old on November 6th–if he had lived.
Thanks for the update.
I still can’t believe he is gone. In December the Eagles are going to be honored at the Kennedy Center awards with James Taylor.
James Taylor again??? How many times does he have to be honored anyway????
In case you haven’t noticed Mom, James Taylor is a national treasure!
I think you’re right. I haven’t noticed.
It is going to be so strange seeing the Eagles without Glenn Frey. Anyway, here is one of my favorite Glenn Frey songs, “All Those Lies”. I sure wish I could find his records on 45 RPM vinyl.
Oh and I forgot to mention that I went to the Hillary Clinton rally in Philadelphia the night before election day. Did I mention Jon Bon Jovi performed?
At least 500 times!
Anyway there was an interesting moment where JBJ read a letter from a Philadelphia Republican that basically said he voted for Hillary Clinton.
Apparently, he was the only one!
Well, wait a minute, Mom; we voted for Hillary, and Margie Frank voted for Hillary….
OK, so there were 4 votes for Hillary!
Mom! There were 50 million people at that rally who voted for Hillary! And did I mention that James Taylor is a Hillary supporter?
Again with James Taylor.
I don’t have any pictures but I have a not-so-great video of Jon Bon Jovi performing “Here Comes the Sun” by the Beatles. I knew there was a reason I liked him! Also it was so cute when getting out of the car to walk towards the rally I heard this little girl say completely out of the blue, “Bon Jovi”!
Maybe she’s insane, did you ever think of that?
Not insane! Oh and one more thing; on December 12th there’s going to be a documentary about the Rolling Stones’…
Aaaaaaah!!!! Say it isn’t so!
… their 2016 Latin America tour is playing at the United Artists Theater for one night only. It’s at 8pm so I hope to see it.
Is this something I have to go to?
They played Havana for the first time ever so it should be an interesting documentary.
Mom, stop being so negative and introduce our quiz!
Oh right, the Quiz! I knew there was a reason I was here! OK, so we have a sneezer again! Try and guess the remedy, folks!
Hi Elaine, my nose is runny and I am sneezing, what can I take for that?
Oh, and I forgot to mention that my throat is itchy and my nose is super runny. I feel lightheaded too. The runny nose is clear.
Do you have a cold?
Yes it seems like a cold; my nose is runny and keeps on dripping clear fluid, inside my nose it kinda burns. I have wiped my nose many times. My throat is slightly itchy and my body aches a little.
I’ll need you to fill out the acute case questionnaire which is on my website:
Name: Otis Vanderhellenfliegelfein [not his real name]
Weight: 230 lbs
Describe your complaint–
It came on suddenly, my nose is runny with clear fluid
It’s colder in the area, but I always cover up.
My throat is itchy and feels scraped. My nose is runny with clear fluid 24-7. I sneeze constantly also at times, it has no time
My nose and upper lip and mouth area are chaffed from all that nose blowing,
My nose, throat, chest feels a little congested. Body aches a little, I feel kinda numb, lite headed.
What makes me feel better is warmer weather or areas. The cold air makes it worse, makes my nose more runny and sneeze more
Burning sensation inside nose, numb light headed feeling.
Runny nose that’s clear and watery, burns my nose and upper lip.
I feel numb, I kinda wanna just lay down.
Well I just feel numb, that I don’t wanna do anything.
What have you been saying?
I wanna be alone, I feel discomfort.
What are you doing?
I am blowing my nose in excess, just trying to rest
Describe your thirst and appetite–
I am more thirsty and more hungry for food in general
Slight fever at all times.
What is most striking, peculiar or identifying about your condition?
The liquid drips from my nose 24-7
Is there a diagnosis?
Describe your energy–
I feel dull, like I just wanna rest.
What does your tongue look like?
Normal, healthy pinkish
If you have a cough, please tell what it sounds like–
I have coughed because my throat was itchy
OK, Otis. Take one dose of ____________200C.
In a message dated 11/13/2016 7:54:17 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, ***@yahoo.com writes:
I did try _______________200C. I feel much better. It seems that I am 95% better.
I forgot to mention that i did have a deep sleep and woke up more refreshed, healthier.
Well! I can’t ask for more than that! What do you think the remedy was? Write to me at LEWRA@aol.com, the answer will be in next month’s ezine.
Mom, to play us out (still in honor of Leonard Cohen) here is James Taylor’s cover of “Suzanne”.
Oh no! I’m sorry! This is Judy Collins’ song–I have to draw the line somewhere!
Bye everybody, see you next time…
OK, let’s see who has the courage to come up and give an answer to this quiz!
Hi, Elaine. It’s Gelsemium.
Thanks for voting, Nola, and welcome to the hpathy quiz! I understand why you picked Gelsemium. “Otis” was dull and just wanted to lie down. But the increased thirst contradicts Gelsemium. Gelsemium is famous for being thirstless.
I have to tell you that I was feeling hopeless about finding a remedy for this case until I saw “increased thirst and increased appetite”. It’s very unusual for a person with a fever to have an appetite–especially considering the fact that he’s got a sore throat and who wants to eat with a sore throat? Normally, a fever destroys your appetite! So a symptom like this is a real Red Flag!
I went right away to the Fever chapter in the Repertory and hoped I would be able to find “appetite increased”; but, alas, no such rubric existed. So I went to the Food chapter (I have Murphy’s Repertory) and I looked up “appetite” and hoped there would be a subrubric “fever”… and there was! “Food: appetite, increased, fever, during”–8 remedies but only 1 in BOLD–Phosphorus! And what else does Phosphorus have? Increased thirst! And what else did “Otis” have? Increased thirst! So there it was, our remedy, Phosphorus!
So, in solving a case, we look for these gifts, these gems; it’s like rummaging through a cereal box looking for the little gift they’ve hidden inside–a whistle, a charm, etc. Do they still hide prizes in cereal boxes? I remember there was always a surprise in a Cracker Jack box: