Is it possible to overdose on Mederma? I'm sure somebody knows that answer. I don't. And I'm too lazy to ask my best friend Google. I don't have an ulterior motive. I'm not planning to make a dramatic exit.
I use Mederma on my neck scar every morning. The one where my head was nearly severed last summer during my thyroid removal. It's not a bad scar, really. It's much smaller than my lateral meniscectomy scar, which clocks in at approximately six inches. This one seemed to heal faster. Maybe because there's a better blood supply to the neck than the knee. Or perhaps due to the Mederma. I'm only on my second tube. That's not bad for a whole year. I could probably stop using it now, but I've grown accustomed to it.
Normally, I squeeze out a tiny drop the size of a pinhead. A colored, round, pinhead on a pin that Rocky Dennis used in Mask, to mark the world map with places like Kathmandu, where he wanted to travel on a motorcycle with his best friend. Eric Stolz was a genius as Rocky, but I prefer him in Some Kind of Wonderful. Cool dude Sam Elliott, voice of Ben the male cow in Barnyard, was really smokin' in Mask. And I don't mean the wacky tobaccy. As far as Cher, well, she was better in Silkwood, telling Craig T. Nelson that she was really not interested in his shenanigans, so we all should have seen it coming when she hooked up with Angela, the beautician at Thayer's Funeral Home, who could tell which corpses worked for Kerr McGee because, "They all look as though they died before they were dead," as played by Diana Scarwid, later in the movie. Which reminds me. I was talking about my scar medication.
This morning an extra giant blob squirted out of my Mederma tube. It's not like I could put it back. I was stuck with it. And it seemed wasteful just to wash it off my hand. So I rubbed it in the scar, and the front of my neck, and the sides of my neck, and the upper chest area, and put a tad on a little brown spot on the side of my nose, and a smidgen on the rough spot under my right outer eye corner, and smoothed what was left onto my cheeks. There's sunscreen in that stuff, you know.
I'm just a bit leery because I remember reading about a teenage girl who overdosed on BenGay. I know it's true. I read it on the internet. And who would think that you can overdose on BenGay? Apparently there's an active ingredient common to aspirin, a salicylate, I think it's called, though that might not be the proper spelling because I'm too busy reminiscing about my favorite old movies to look it up. So if I give you bad overdose information, don't blame me. Blame Meryl Streep.
I wonder if too much Mederma might affect the thought process...