Wednesday, February 02, 2005

I am Sick...No I'm Not!

I'm coming down with a cold...or flu...or something that is making my sinuses feel like someone has stuffed cotton balls in them to the bursting point. Instead of saying, "I'm sick" and living with it, this time I'm fighting back!

I'm taking Airborne every 3 hours, as instructed (this stuff actually tastes good and is herbal); Echinacea 3 times a day; Zicam mouth spray whenever I can stand it (it leaves a rusty-nail taste in your mouth for about 3 hours...about the length of time until you are supposed to use it again). I'm also using Afrin nasal spray. I know, I know, it's habit-forming, blah, blah, blah and I will probably get a rebound effect days from now, but I gotta breathe, right?

I'm using a humidifier in my bedroom at night. This is a catch-22, as it is as loud as an airplane and keeps me from sleeping (one of the items required for getting well).

I am motivated to NOT be sick for a week, as with every other cold I ever get.

Stay tuned.

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