cough, hack, hack, cough. Someone gabe me a cobe.
I know how I got it. Sitting across the table at Shabbos dinner last Friday, the finance guy was complaining about feeling crappy and all the decongestants he was taking. There I was, being friendly but not touching anything with in his reach. I don’t remember him coughing, but something happened.
I was ok on Sat and Sunday. But on Monday I started feeling lousy. At first I blamed it on just getting sheets and pillowcases back from the laundry or maybe too much dust in the room. By yesterday, I knew better. Cruddy, ordinary cold.
Stuffy head, runny nose, low grade fever, coughing and sneezing. Tylenol and lots of fluids.
Treat it – it lasts a week. Ignore it and it will run about seven days.
I am going back to my audio books and knitting.
So very sorry you’ve come down with a cold. Not the sort of place you want to be under the weather!
Oh not good!!! May I suggest chicken soup? No, really! They have discovered that there is something in good old chicken soup that is really good for a cold.
Hard to find where you are, but my favorite hot beverage for colds is elderflower tea. Soothing, tasty, cuts congestion, and seems to shorten the cold to less than a week, especially if you catch it at the first sign of woolliness. Downside is that it’s a bit of a diuretic, but no more so than coffee.
Gute Besserung und morgen einen schoenen Feiertag, sollten Sie ihn Bagram haben. Es ist immer schoen diese Anekdoten zu lesen.
Wuensche eine schnelle Genesung und liebe Gruesse aus Heidelberg.
Statistically. three out of ten rhinoviruses exposures do not end up becoming colds. You’ve just improved your odds the next time around. Or maybe not.
For something that doesn’t kill you, a cold can sure ruin your life, especially when you’re deployed! I usually tell my pilots that they know they can’t fly anyway; they may as well come see me, get grounded, and get something to help with the symptoms.