Two days ago I started to get a crazy runny nose out of one nostril. I immediately thought, “uh-oh”. I had hoped it was just the change in weather and my allergies kicking up a bit, but the runny nose lasted throughout the night and into the next day.
So I did what every other person does. I started my long journey through the phases of grief (Thank you Kubler-Ross)
- DENIAL- I am NOT sick
- ANGER – why the hell am I getting sick at THIS time of the year? Seriously?
- BARGAINING – OK, OK, I’m sorry. Let’s take some OTC herbal ‘cold fighting’ remedies. I’ll be happy with just a little head cold – PLEASE don’t let this be the flu!!!
- DEPRESSION- being sick sucks. Gravity-dependent breathing is not fun.
- ACCEPTANCE- alright. Fine. I’m sick. I guess I’ll take some crappy medicine to get through my day.
Needless to say, my night of sleep was..uhh… just dandy. I dragged my achy, block-headed self out of bed…
Straight to the medicine cabinet of course. Taking whatever decongestant/antihistamine/ anti-pyretic I could find.
We’re taking a road trip this weekend, and I need to be ‘awake and alert’. So me and those OTC meds will become BFF’s. Funny how I get a head cold now? At this time if the year?
Now that I think about it. My wife is a school nurse.. and she’s been mentioning a lot of ‘cold’s lately. Hmmphm. Maybe my immune system is not as strong as I thought? As a side note I take a healthy dose of Vitamin C every day.
Guess it was just the luck of the draw. Lots of rest and fluids, well fluids at least. LOL