Sick and Cold

I have a cold. It’s not a full-blown one yet, but it’s definitely on the brink. You know the type: it starts with muscle aches and pains, then comes the scratchy throat, followed by the congestion and the coughing. I’ve felt this coming since Saturday but, like any idiot who wouldn’t admit to being prone to illness, ignored it and went about my merry way. Heck, I even went for a run on Sunday and Monday. Finally, yesterday morning, it reared its ugly head further outward and I had to go home partway into my workday. Last night was the I-can’t-sleep-because-I-can’t-breathe-through-my-nose stage. Luckily, I haven’t developed any fevers. Hopefully, the DayQuil I started taking yesterday afternoon is helping to stave that off. If all goes well, I’ll be back to work tomorrow.

But now it’s snowing again, and it’s damn cold. And it’s not helping matters…



6 Responses to “Sick and Cold”

  1. 1 DAVE ID January 27, 2009 at 10:50 am

    I right there with you. Still not at work. Dying a slow painful death.

  2. 2 jonsquared January 27, 2009 at 10:56 am

    geez. hope you feel better man.

    on a different note, why is ‘i hate rhinos’ as ‘possibly related post’?

  3. 3 DAVE ID January 27, 2009 at 11:12 am

    rhino means nose. A rhino virus is a cold. It all works out. Take care.

  4. 4 megan January 27, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    Have you tried a neti pot? It’s more than a little weird, and I wouldn’t believe it if I hadn’t tried it myself, but it does help with the congestion.

    Feel better!

  5. 5 jonsquared January 27, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    i just googled the neti pot. that looks hella weird, but probably no weirder than a lot of other holistic approaches. i’m willing to try it out some time. 🙂

  6. 6 megan January 27, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    It is the hella weirdest thing I have ever used in an attempt to get well. You can get them for cheap at your local drug store for about $15. I really noticed a difference last time I got stuffed up. It doesn’t cure you by any means, but it at least helps to relieve the pressure in your head long enough for you to function normally for a couple hours or to sleep.

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