The Reaper

A couple months ago I bought a 5 1/2 ounce bottle of a hot sauce made from Carolina Reaper peppers. I take it like a medicine. I disperse a quarter teaspoon or so into a cup of cold water and drink it down. This Reaper Squeezins sauce is like 2.2 million scoville units, so even that small amount in a goodly portion of water is hot.

The reaper is mainly for my pain. I think it is also helping me get over my alcohol addiction as well. The pepper gives me a pleasant buzz and takes care of all the pain in my legs that I have had ever since I started walking for a couple hours each day about a year ago. I told my doctor what I was doing for pain and she seemed confused until I told her it was the capsaicin in the pepper that has the effect on pain.

I just took another glass full of that stuff five minutes ago and can still feel its burn on my lips. I should get up and do some walking around for a while, but I am tired this afternoon from yesterday’s intoxication. Alcohol does bad shit to my brains and it is the last thing I should be putting in my body. Hell, I live in a state where weed is legal. If I want to get high I should just get some cash and go to the shop and buy an eighth or something. Of course, weed makes me manic, so I won’t be doing that either. I have to learn to live sober and let nature be my medicine.

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