Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Battling A Cold

Update:
Just got back from my PCP. No influenza 'A'. Just a virus with a bad cough. Whew! But boy, that nose swabbing is quite the experience. And yet I didn't flinch, cough, or complain... :)

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I hate colds.

I hate them, because they throw a temporary cramp in my lifestyle; a kink in my hose. Not that I have a typical runny nose, cough, temperature cold. No, I have a deep cough that just won't go away. Worse, it keeps me up all night. Just when my mind wants to sleep, my body coughs a deep bellow that awakens everyone. Last night, I slept may be 3 hours. Of course I still managed to go in to work. My body feels fine aside from the cough. No achiness. Go figure.

And what about medicine for the 'ol diabetic? Good question. I've been taking Vick's 44 Cough and Cold syrup before bed and Robitussin expectorant during the day. All to no avail (although it worked wonders for my oldest son's and wife's colds). So now, off to my primary care physician to get rid of it once and for all.

Lastly, I can't tell you how many times I've been asked about getting the flu shot. Yes, I will be gettin' it on October 1st (it's through work & you can't beat free).

So...sorry for the bland post. Things will be better in the days to come.
Have hope and keep smiling!

3 comments:

CALpumper aka Crystal said...

Hope you feel better soon!!

Cherise said...

Mark-

I hate being sick. I'm glad you don't have the flu. Hope you feel better soon.

Scott K. Johnson said...

Major suckage man! Hope you feel better soon.