Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Chapter 2 page 224 - S-I-C-K

After avoiding the half of dozen things that have "gone around" since early October, one of them finally caught up to me. It started at 5:00 a.m. on Saturday when I woke up with a major sore throat . . .turns out it was probably caused by post nasal drip (is that TMI?). All of Saturday I slept, drank, and blew my nose. I felt about 50% better on Sunday, but still decided to take it easy. Went to work on Monday and felt pretty much back to normal . . . until 7 p.m. when IT STRUCK!!! I developed a terrible cough. Wowzers! I took a long, hot, steamy shower. I even put vicks on my chest (haven't done that since I was like 5). I took Mucinex DM. I drank 5 bottles of water. By midnight I was pretty worried that it might be bronchitis or pneumonia. My temp was 99.2-99.8 so that's not really anything too worrisome. I decided to take off work today (except for a 2:00 p.m. meeting that really needed to happen). I slept pretty much until noon and feel a lot better. Tired and still a little cough, but way better than last night at midnight. Hope the cough doesn't come back tonight!

Stay healthy friends!


  1. We got something TERRIBLE last week that lasted for me like 4 days and for Klint like 6 days (he's still exhausted!). Seriously!

    Hope you are on the mend soon!!

  2. Oh no! Hope you feel better! Rest is often the best thing you can do to get over these things.

  3. I am still in the avoidance mode. Hope it holds out!:) Feel better soon.

  4. Get well soon! Sorry to hear you are illin but glad you were feeling good enough for a blog post ;)

    I have had the nasal drip too, actually right after I moved to the Hoosier state. Allergy induced.