Mao Tze Tung, Morphine & Opium Addict
About 20 years ago, I read a biography of Mao Tze Tung...I forget the name and author now, although if interested you could probably find it online...Anyway, very good book, from his youth to his death...Long book.
Well, Chairman Mao was a long time morphine/opium addict...He took this medication mostly in pill for (codeine, oxycodone etc), but also ingested pellets of opium, various forms...I do not remember if he injected anything.
Long time usage of this drug gives you severe constipation; you cannot move you bowels in a healthy manner for days, even a week or so...This was the direct cause of Elvis Presley's death...He had a stroke on the toilet attempting to go.
Mao had the same problem...His staff would notice him getting more and more irritable and
difficult to work with as the days progressed...When they saw him go to the bathroom, they prayed he could relieve himself, as to spare them misery.
But days would go by and no results...But then, usually at least one day a week, Mao would go in, and the staff would hear a great groaning, and a swearing in Chinese...This would go on for about an hour...Then the staff heard the flushing sound, and Mao would come out smiling and sweating from his exertion, and in relief...The staff rejoiced, knowing that they would have at least a few days of relative peace.