Being Sick Sucks

I’m so incredibly tired of being sick. A little over a week after I get over having the flu, wham, I’m knocked to the floor with a particularly nasty cold. Last week it started with a very sore throat (it felt like someone was pouring acid down my throat), that blossomed into a head cold with all the associated head-stuffed-up problems, then it moved down into my chest and now I’m coughing up a lung and all sorts of nasty-coloured globs of mucus on an hourly basis. Gross. I went on antibiotics as of two days ago, and I’m hoping it will start to clear up before I leave for a short vacation on Friday – there’s nothing worse than flying with a head cold. The pressure changes

What makes this particularly frustrating for me is that I delayed a few days on my HTC Touch video review, and then for the past week I’ve been unable to complete it because who wants to listen to coughing and sniffing on a video? Bah! I want to be healthy again, which is what I normally am – to be sick twice in a matter of weeks is unheard of. Stupid body of mine – heal thyself!

  • Damn, I know what it feels like. A few weeks ago, I was hit with a nasty flu, and just after recovering from that, a minor cold and one terrible headache. Being sick does suck. Get well soon!

  • Thanks Darius, here’s hoping my immune system kicks in and actually DOES something. šŸ˜‰

  • chrisgohlke

    Hope you feel better. Here is my secret family remedy for sore throat (I guess not so secret any more). Make a gargle of warm water, salt, and red wine vinegar. Gargle with it until all the mucus is gone from your throat. Then follow up with a teaspoon of honey. Repeat as necessary.

  • Thanks Chris – my family remedy is similar, though it’s just warm water and salt. Thankfully, I’m past the sore throat stage, but I’m into the chest stage…the drugs seem to be working though, I’m feeling and sounding better today.

  • Hey Jason,

    Hope you’re feeling better.