...believed in the healing properties of Castor Oil.
She dosed me with it twice to my recollection.
Now that probably doesn't sound like much of a big deal...
but the times it occurred...
... she didn't have indoor plumbing in her house.
The dose results, in part, involved hurried, stumbling trips through the dark...
...to the outhouse...
...all the while fearing spiders and monsters hiding behind the barn...
facing the biggest concern of all...NOT MAKING IT IN TIME!
That gave me a flash back.
And not a good one.
I read now that Castor Oil is poisonous.
I wonder if Grandma knew that.
Maybe she didn't really like me much after all.
According to my parents, I was the obnoxious one...
Perhaps Grandma thought it was caused from constipation.
Perhaps the three of them had a deal...
"You get rid of Jenny and I'll take you out to eat!"
Perhaps it's a good thing Grandma is long gone from this world.
This is probably a question best not asked.
Recently, my doctor recommended I try Castor Oil to help rid myself of toxins from my oral surgery fun (anesthesia, antibiotics, steroids and narcotic pain medication).
Even though we have indoor plumbing now, I was a-feared.
"Don't be a-feared," the doctor reassured me. "You're not going to swallow it. You're going to use a castor oil pack on your abdomen for 30 days."
(Actually, she didn't say 'a-feared' but she did say the rest. I just like the word 'a-feared'. It makes me feel all Hillbilly and stuff!)
She explained how to do it, and I've been trying it every day.
Alternative healing methods are fascinating and I have had a lot of good success with them in the past.
I love medical ideas that don't involve pharmaceuticals.
The oil packs seem to be working for me, personally.
Perhaps something like this could help you.
You can google Castor Oil packs to see if they might.
I'm just sharing this information...
I like you.
I really do.
And I don't think you're obnoxious at all...
And I don't even think you're constipated...
...and even if you are...
I would never, ever, ever try to make you DRINK castor oil.