I woke up a week ago in the middle of the night (Mon-Tues) with a sore-when-you-swallow throat. Thus it began. This has been one of the strangest colds I’ve had in a long time. Maybe in forever.
Strange because the primary symptom for 6 days was a sore throat. Sore throat and occasional stretches of time when I felt like aliens had come and sucked 2/3 of the life force out of me and then got interrupted before just finishing me off.
About the time (Sunday afternoon) when I was considering more than my regular responses to cold symptoms, the sore throat mostly disappeared and the eye pain/scratchiness/goo started. Yuck.
And do colds make your teeth hurt?
So, I’m drowning myself in water and green tea and the like. I came home early the last two days and napped. Yesterday between 2pm and when I went to bed my most productive action was putting some dates on the wall calendar and I did a little of my homiletics for BSF. Mostly I rested/slept.
I resisted blogging on this cold for ten days, but it got the best of me and here I am yammering on about symptoms. Sorry.
Here’s the funny thing: nearly the minute anyone finds out I have a cold, they have a remedy. Have you noticed this?
“Hi! How are you?”
“Hi. Doing pretty well…except for this cold.”
“Oh yeah. Hey…have you tried….?”
I don’t mind. I just find it interesting that we are so quick and free to offer medical advice. And really, do we think anyone is unaware of “drink lots of water” and “take Vitamin C” and “rest” as a way to combat this common menace? Yet that’s what we share generally.
I think it’s a way to give permission to people to take care of themselves.
And I find myself wanting to reassure everyone that I’m taking all sorts of precautions to ensure that I’m generally not sharing the germs — and encourage people to not touch the stuff in my space right now. It’s funny how it makes people feel good when you refuse to shake hands with them.
So, that’s about it from the Cold Front. Feel free to suggest remedies or treatments…I’d love something new. Well, something new other than the little pot with the water up your nose. Yuck.