Mom, it is time once again for another fun and fantabulous Hpathy Quiz!
Geez, a whole year has gone by!
I’m so glad 2016 is over.
You are? You’re glad the last year of the Obama administration is over? Not me! We’re about to walk off the edge of a cliff!
Mom, I know that! Which is why we have to stop being so negative and turn our attention to… “The Death Report”!
You know, I guess you’re right. The “Death Report” will cheer me up!
I’m going to miss Barack and Michelle Obama too, but I’m glad the year of endless celebrity death is over! I have never seen so many famous people die in all my life!
They were smart to get out while they could!
In the last days of 2016 we lost many people!
Like who, for instance?
OK, don’t tell me, don’t tell me… Tell me!
He appeared in the Shari Lewis Chanukah and Passover specials!
Oh! Well that’s different. Now everyone knows who he is! (not!)
There are clips of the show on youtube but they’re not great, since it looks like somebody just filmed their television with a camera.
What nerve! How about a picture of Shari Lewis and Lambchop?
Which one is Shari?
She’s on the right!
We also lost singer George Michael.
I’m sure he’ll turn up.
Mom, he’s dead!!!
But he’s only 53!
I know, it’s crazy! I don’t know every song he did…
…but I’m familar with a couple of his songs such as “Careless Whisper” and “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go”.
What about “Faith”?
Oh right! I knew that!!!
It was his biggest hit!
Here is George singing “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” with Elton John.
Brilliant! Absolutely brilliant!
And also, guess what? Apparently George Michael sang the theme song for “The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh”!
I should have known! Shana, there is no way you’re going to get me to play the theme song from “The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh”, OK? You know how I feel about the fake Pooh!
It was a great show…
Yes, I’m sure it was the very essence of the word “great”; but, I’m not playing the theme song, even if Lucciano Pavarotti sings it, with the New York Philharmonic blasting in the background!
“But Mom, I’ve been sick, and I missed Christmas, and…”
Alright!!! Alright!!! I’ll play it! We’ll play it at the end of the show, OK? Over the credits.
Over what credits?
You know…The Hpathy Quiz credits? This Quiz has been brought to you by Samuel and Melanie Hahnemann…?
Oh, those credits! I don’t know how I could have forgotten that! OK, so there’s more. In 2016 we also lost actress
How does someone your age know who Debbie Reynolds is/was?
She was the voice of Lulu Pickles on “The Rugrats”.
I should have known!
Debbie Reynolds was also the voice of a certain spider who could write and was friendly with a pig.
Get out! She played Charlotte from “Charlotte’s Web”? No way! That was “some pig”!
Yes, Mom; “Wilbur” was “Some Pig”!
Debbie Reynolds will live forever as the voice of Charlotte, just like What’s-Her-Name will live on as Dorothy from “The Wizard of Oz”.
That’s Judy Garland, Mom!!! Judy Garland!
I was just going to say that! Which one is Judy?
She’s on the right! Mom, you have to do something about your memory!
What are we doing now?
The Quiz, The Hpathy Quiz!!!!
Shouldn’t I be cooking dinner?
Maybe. But guess what? I forgot to make an announcement.
I find that hard to believe…
In April 2017, James Taylor…
Oh no! Not James Taylor again!!!!
…is playing a few shows with Elton John. I would love to see them but the shows are in Brazil and Argentina.
Can’t you go there? OK, I’m sounding the “All Ashore That’s Going Ashore”…last call for announcements…going once, going twice, and… that’s all folks! Time for the Quiz!
OK, you remember “Wonder Boy”, right? He sneezed and used up 100 tissues? Well, this time, his mother, “Wonder Woman”, is here and she went to a New Year’s Eve party and was attacked by Chickpeas!
I wish I could have seen that…
She woke up the next morning with what we call “Acute Abdomen”. I found this email message from her husband on the morning of New Year’s day:
This is Wonder Woman’s husband writing to you, wishing you a very happy and healthy new year!
We were at a New Year’s Eve party yesterday and Wonder Woman has woken up this morning with severe stomach pain and gas. She threw up 6 or 7 times–even water doesn’t stay down. Unbearable pain in stomach and back like a full circle. It’s so bad that she’s not able to sit, stand or lie down. Mouth is dry. Can you please suggest what she can take?
Tell her to take _______________30C in water and if that doesn’t help at all, go to the 200C, and if that doesn’t work, let me know.
Doc, an hour ago she took ______________30c and after a bit, took 200c as well.
She says it’s helping but she’s still not fully OK yet. She is feeling very uneasy, restless and very tired, doesn’t want to get out of the bed. She hasn’t had anything but water today but is throwing up that as well each time. She is also feeling pain in her abdomen on the right side. Does she need to try anything else or just rest it out? Thanks
What percentage of improvement has there been?
She says that the pain has reduced by around 60%, she’s able to sleep on her side now which she wasn’t able to do earlier. But still unable to sit up for long as the abdomen pain on the side kicks in. Should she try anything else?
The way I see it, 60% improvement in one hour is pretty good! It leads me to believe that we’ve got the right remedy and shouldn’t change anything.
She was tossing and turning constantly in the bed, feeling breathless, trying to get off the bed on to the floor and sit/stand/walk. But all that was a couple of hours ago. Restlessness has reduced drastically since then and for the past 30 minutes now she’s been lying down on her side (asleep).
Oh, she’s asleep? Well, that’s different! That’s a very good sign! She might wake up feeling completely better! Tell me how she is when she wakes up. Is she sleeping soundly or fitfully?
Oh! Then forget about it, she’s fine!
Dear doc, it’s me, “Wonder Woman”! I woke up and am feeling almost 90% better now. You are really amazing doc. Thank you so much!!!
I have not had anything other than water since morning. Feeling a bit hungry now.
Wishing you and your family a very Happy New year!
Five hours later…
Doc, since 30 minutes I have terrible headache on top of my head mostly around forehead…Throbbing pain. What should I take for that?
Maybe it’s still _____________! Take a succussed dose of ______________200C and let me know what happens.
Thank you so much doc. I slept like a log after taking ________________ 200c again last night and my headache is gone. I still have teeny-weeny bit of uneasiness in stomach, but am more than 95% alright!
When your appetite comes back, and you sleep like a log, that’s when you know you’re OK! So what was the remedy? Write to me at LEWRA@aol.com and let me know. The answer will be in next month’s ezine.
And now, going out, here is that great classic sung by George Michael, something about Winnie The Pooh, that I promised Shana I’d play–and we don’t want her to start crying, right? The best thing about it is…it’s only a minute long!
Happy New Year, everyone!
This Quiz has been brought to you by…Samuel and Melanie Hahnemann
Oh look, it’s Maryam from Pakistan! Remember Maryam? She named her cat “Elaine Lewis”, after me! Even if I die, I will live on as Maryam’s cat. Here’s “Little Elaine Lewis” now, reading the Repertory:
A very happy new year to you!
Thank you, I could use one!
Hope all is going good in your life!
Now come to the quiz, I guess it was Arsenicum album, because Arsenicum is the first remedy we think in food poisoning. Her concomitant symptoms like much restlessness and tossing about also indicate that it would be Arsenicum.
Maryam from Pakistan.
Hi Maryam! Ya know, it does look like Arsenicum if you just take the restlessness and food poisoning into account…seems obvious, right? But there was something too intense about this case for me to liken it to Arsenicum. Such severe pain, she couldn’t get comfortable in any position! She literally couldn’t do anything! She couldn’t lie, she couldn’t sit, she couldn’t stand, she couldn’t walk… That’s not my experience with Arsenicum. What do they famously say about Arsenicum? “Moves from bed to chair and back again”? “Paces back and forth”? Arsenicums are restless out of anxiety, not because they can’t get comfortable in any position. Every position causes pain to this patient! All I could think of was Bryonia’s “worse least motion”–I know it sounds strange; but, it’s like, “I can’t move here, I can’t move here, I can’t move here, and I can’t move here!” And the thing about Bryonia is, they all have some kind of extreme pain such that they can’t move. So, she’s tossing and turning wondering, “Where can I move, what can I do so I won’t be in pain; because, if I could just find that spot, I would stay there!” That’s how I saw it. I see the restlessness as her trying to find a spot where she won’t be in pain. It turns out that in Murphy’s Repertory, Bryonia is actually a 2 under “Generals: restlessness, physical”. Can you believe that? Who knew that Bryonia could be restless?