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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Snot

So I've had a sinus cold for the last five or so days.  Although maybe technically it's been almost 3 weeks since it started with a headache and that post-nasal drip irritation in my throat. But the boogers and dripping really got going five days ago.

I know the conventional wisdom is to drink LOTS of fluids and get lots of rest.  But dangit that's hard. I mean, I spend so much of my day peeing, blowing my beverage-enhanced runny nose, coughing up mucus, and washing my hands.  I have to put lotion on my hands and my nose to combat the irritation and dryness.  And then my sleep is disrupted by the all the peeing and waking up with a stuffed nose.  Boy do I wish I were one of those people who could sleep open mouthed.  The dryness wakes me up instantly so I basically can't sleep at all.  Ug.  Even squirts of Afrin can't cut it some nights.

The weird thing is, I don't feel sick--no body aches, no headaches (unless I roll my eyes and then my forehead and eye sockets hurt), no lethargy.  But I do look sick, as my labmate was eager to point out:  "Boy, Julie.  You look like shit.  Are you okay?"  Gee, thanks.  And I guess I don't have much of an appetite.

Things could be worse.  I mean, I could have stomach flu or something.  This is mostly annoying and I wish it'd go away.

3 comments:

Leah Roy said...

Booo! Too bad you can't get an IV full of fluids a few times a day to really pump you full of hydration. Hope it passes soon.

Mariah said...

try some boggie wipes I bought the big thing and they are pricey but help a lot with chaffing. :( Stinks!!

steph.kelley said...

Blah. I do love, though, that you noticed that about rolling your eyes...how often do you do that? :P For sleeping, try a humidifier? Sorry — hope you feel better soon! xoxox