Sunday, July 23, 2006

My old friend Vicks

Saying for the day: You pays your money and you makes your choice.

Sometime ago I noticed my toenails had turned white and had become very hard to cut.
So I went to a foot specialist to get them cut and to treat whatever was wrong.
This was a mistake.

I expected the doctor to be kind and caring.
He was brusque and painful.
He cut the nails with something that resembled a Dremel power tool and it hurt.

Then he told me that I had an under the nail fungus.
It could be gotten rid of if I took a particular medication which cost $500 for the whole treatment and took six months.
Six months is a long time but at the end no more fungus.

I seriously considered spending the money until I read the possible side effects which included damage to my kidneys.

Now I could have nice looking nails and be on dialysis or keep the white nails .
What a wonderful choice .
I choose white nails.

Sometime later in a health newsletter I get every month I discovered that some people had very good results with this fungus by rubbing Vicks on their nails every night.
It took six months to fully work.
There were no side effects.

So I began treating with Vicks.
Total cost to date $10.32 .
I have been treating for a month and the nails look almost normal.
Also they are no longer tough and my wife can cut them with a nail clipper instead of a Dremel.

I grew up with Vicks.
In my family it was the wonder drug that was used for almost everything.
It was like finding an old friend who still cared about me.

Isn’t science wonderful?

News from Pigeon Falls– the little town in my backyard where the trains still run– The Wedding of the year in Pigeon Falls took place yesterday as scheduled. It went perfectly with non of the feared upsets taking place. The Groom looked as handsome as could be in his traditional tuxedo and the Bride was beautiful in her traditional wedding dress. Pastor Marvel’s sermon touched everybody’s heart and brought tears to the eyes. Then Holy Communion was celebrated. It was the first time in Pigeon Falls that both Methodist and Lutheran pastors celebrated Holy Communion together since the two churches agreed to the common celebration. Some people cried over this two as they saw the old barriers crumbling and a new understanding beginning . What a wedding.
The reception afterwards was also flawless. The weather was great. The caterers were on time. The food was great. People laughed, and danced and drank and had a great time.
At 9:00 the bide and groom left in the limo for the train. They arrived at the cemetery and the driver gave the groom a bouquet of flowers and said his dad wanted the two of them to put them on the grandmother’s grave. They got out of the limo and started for the graveside when the limo took off. Now here they were on their wedding night in a cemetery . The football team had struck again.
They hadn’t counted on Jonathan’s resourcefulness . He reached into his coat pocket and pulled out his cell phone. Then he called his dad . His dad came and picked them up and got them to the train on time. Of course they had to ride in a pickup truck instead of a limo but they got there on time. Elizabeth has married one fine guy.
The limo driver waited an hour and a half then went back to pick them up only to find they weren’t there. When he got to the grand mother’s grave he found flowers strewn everywhere and blood. ( Jonathan arranged that with his father on the way to the train. His dad went home killed a chicken and put the blood in a pan. He then went to grandmother's grave and spilled the b lood all around and threw the flowers.) The driver then panicked and contacted the rest of the team and they didn’t know what to do. They called the father who said he hadn't heard from Jonathan or Elizabeth and was worried. They then spent much of the night searching the woods by the cemetery for them. Jonathan had the last laugh as his father didn‘t tell them until morning what had happened.

Today's Link : Mr. Dc. Anthrope . Remember to leave the words DR. John in your comments for 5 funny JCPOINTS. Check your JCPOINTS HERE.
I have to go shopping today for tomorrow's pricless prizes. Also remember the big , new, unbelievable JCPOINT contest begins.
Did a quick check on the link for today and disc overed he has put in a new entry since i was there last. The new one a bit on the male chauvinist side but our people are giving it to him but good. TC I think you would enjoy it.
We wortked most of the day on the study. I have now shreded so much paper I could be the executive in a big company. The study is now ready for tomorrow's walk through. I hope they like the place. Betty is making changes here and there but I think we are ready.
I need a breathing treatment.


Blogger Janvangogh said...

I had heard that about Vicks.

5:20 AM  
Anonymous Stacy said...

Does Vicks work, I wonder, on the black fungus? My husband saw his doctor about it and the doctor told him how expensive the medicine was and that insurance usually won't pay for it. His with it because it won't really hurt you. It's just ugly. I'll have to get him to give Vicks a try.

5:54 AM  
Blogger QuillDancer said...

I have been using Australian Tea Tree Oil on my fungus -- it is receediing slowly. It sounds like the Vicks works faster! Am I just to spread it around and under the nail?

That Jonathan is resourceful and creative -- perhaps he was the mastermind behind the teams previous sucessful pranks? Hmmmm....

6:04 AM  
Blogger Dr. Cissa Fireheart said...

it's amazing how simple home remdies can cure even the mildest maladies. Thanks for the Vicks tip. maybe you shuould write a letter to the company with your new found information?

7:44 AM  
Anonymous shilo said...

Vicks??? Wow, I didn't know that. I also have the same thing and also chose white over dialysis....and to keep my money. ;)
Thank you for this great tip!

have a great day!

8:58 AM  
Blogger Mimi said...

I love Vicks! I used to work for a health insurance company. And people were always mad that we covered that medication you mentioned with the bad side effects, and not Penlac which is a clear nail polish used to treat nail fungus with no side effects. Not only does it have no side effects but it is cheaper. I agreed with the customers but I had to act like we had a good reason for our rule, still don't know what that reason is.

I am glad the wedding went so well.That was a great joke! Killing the chicken was a bit much though. Couldn't they have used food coloring, ketchup, or fake blood? Geez! Poor chicken had to die for a joke! Of course chickens die all the time for fried chicken, YUM!

9:22 AM  
Blogger Sue said...

Some of the old cures work best. A friend has tried many things for Psoriasis, with limited results. He found Watkins Petro Carbo salve to be the best. Your grandma will remember it. It's a lot cheaper than anything the doctor prescribed..

10:44 AM  
Blogger Chana said...

i didn't know that Vicks could help with that partucilar nail problem. thanks very much for the heads up. i know someone in the same boat and worried about the side effects so i will forward the information immediately. you have no idea how great reading your posts are to me. not only are they fun and interesting but now they helped someone dear to me big time. thank you again.

glad you found a better way and you are felling better.

my great grandparents always smelled of Vicks. my families have always used it for colds and muscles...Joe can't stand the smell though, poor soon as i get sick guess who smells like it? lol
glad that the wedding went without a hitch...right until the cementary fiasko..oh poor couple but glad that the groom had his wits about him and knew what to do. smart boy and fun that they got the team back with the help of his dad. that was funny, lol.
hope you and the Betty and Lori and hubby are doing well. read you tomorrow.

12:19 PM  
Blogger Gingers Mom said...

Funny how the answer can be so simple...and docs can make it so complex.

1:45 PM  
Blogger Catch said...

They dont tell you how much damage the meds they give can do to other parts of your body. Im glad you didnt take it. I had something similar and I read on the internet to use listerine, which I did and its all gone so I guess it worked! Also I read to try vinegar..they say vinegar kills fungus. I say there is a fungus among

I guess the bride and groom showed the boys who got the last laugh! Good for them!

I got my little tea cup set with the little kids that ride in it Saturday. Gaige was here when I got it and he loved it! He played with it for a long time. lol. Thank You for sending...hope you and Betty are getting your packing done...

3:06 PM  
Blogger Cindy said...

We had a wedding yesterday too, our daughter got married. There were a few minor glitches but overall everything went very well. You can see the pics by clicking the link on Contrary Christian- check out the little snoozing miniature bride. And about the vicks- my grandmother swore by that stuff. I'm going to give it a try. Guess it can't hurt anything and if it works, it's sure cheaper than that other junk.

4:37 PM  
Anonymous zingtrial said...

Hi! Thanks for such a nice blog,liked reading through it.Wish you all the best

5:33 PM  
Blogger QuillDancer said...

Dr. John, paper shredding EXECUTIVES usually end up in Enron type scandals. You'd best be a lowly cleark.

5:51 PM  
Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Hmmm! Vicks. We never go without Vicks at home. You are right Vicks does wonders to mostly anything but this is the first time I've heard about the use for black fungus. I'll take note of that.

7:11 PM  
Blogger kristi said...

i have heard that about vicks too. Also soaking your feet in listerine will work.

I have always loved the smell of vicks. It brings back memories of my grandmother rubbing it on me while I was sick.

7:45 PM  
Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Thanks for the sailor statue. It just arrived today. It's cute.

9:36 PM  
Anonymous tina said...

Hey there, Doc John ... My husband took that overpriced oral treatment for his toenails, too. Matter of fact, he went through it twice ... and it didn't work. Glad you saved your money and took the safer route. Tina

10:26 PM  
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