the finality of the fiasco…

the finality of the fiasco…

Oh my God, you guys. Guess what was waiting for me when I arrived home on Thursday??


boxes of cromolyn

Cromolyn sodium oral concentrate! FIVE boxes of cromolyn sodium oral concentrate! 11.2 POUNDS of cromolyn sodium oral concentrate! That’s 5 KILOGRAMS OF CROMOLYN SODIUM ORAL CONCENTRATE!!

Yes, I actually balanced five boxes of cromolyn on my bathroom scale. I have a lot of free time.

I can’t even hazard a guess as to how long 11.2 lbs of cromolyn will last. Hopefully long enough to account for any shortage next time I order it.

I would have posted earlier to tell you the good news, but I have been busy hanging out with 5 boxes of Cromolyn. Turns out Cromolyn is a lot of fun to be with. You know how, when you were young and petty and you got a hot new boyfriend, you made him go for a ride and drove real slowly by your ex’s house? Well, Cromolyn and I have been circling Rite Aid for the past three days.

Cromolyn wanted to drop our pants and moon them, but I thought that might be taking it too far.

Then we played a couple rounds of Scrabble. I don’t wanna brag, but I won 2 out of 3 games.

cromolyn comes up with the best words.

We also took the dog for a walk.

dog and cromolyn

We relaxed outside in the beautiful weather with an ice cold drink.


Finally, we snuggled up and watched a scary movie.

Interesting fact: Cromolyn does not like butter on its popcorn. WTF??

I was forgetting that, after being off of cromolyn for two and a half weeks, I might experience side effects when taking it again. I did, but I’ll take them any day over the burning skin without it. It is nice to be able to eat something without feeling nauseous again. Or, once these side effects pass it will be.

I’m grateful to the folks at Express Scripts for understanding that the love between a woman and her Cromolyn cannot be denied.

“Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can’t go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does.” – Margaret Atwood

Smell ya later.
– Linds

5 thoughts on “the finality of the fiasco…

  1. I’m glad that Cromolyn has made such a difference for you. I started it in May and I feel my POTS has gotten worse on it, not better. My dysmotility (read: reagularity and nice turds) may have improved but nothing else has. Did you notice an immediate improvement? I’m still flushed, I still swell like crazy when I get a mosquito bite and I have a constantly runny nose. I don’t know. I’m not taking Cromolyn on any more dates. Too expense and not putting out.

    1. i love you for continuing my stupid “dating cromolyn” joke!!

      when i first started seeing cromolyn a few years ago, it was my first time and I was very nervous. I insisted on taking things painfully slow. After about a month I was up to a full strength dose, and was feeling the connection by then. My flushing, itchy/burning skin, and stomach pain are much better with cromolyn. I don’t see a huge improvement in my runny nose, sinus pain, itchy throat or headaches with cromolyn, although the H1 blocker helps with that.

      If you’re not feeling the butterflies by now, might be time to break up with cromolyn. Do you take H1 and H2 blockers?

  2. OMG, Andrew and I have to take our meds now because we LAUGHED OUR ASSES OFF!! Circling Rite Aid with your Cromolyn? LMAO! Hope the BF isn’t jealous?
    You are once again the number one fun in our lives!
    Us. 🙂

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