Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Yes, I am still sick

It is Wednesday, June 10th. I got sick late in the evening on May 15th. I still have a cough; still have the post nasal drip that causes the cough; still have slightly dry eyes; still feel, at the end of the day, as if I need to get the license plate number of the Peterbilt that ran me over. My voice is back 95% of the time, but if I talk a lot during the day, by evening, my voice is gone. The post nasal drip, the dry eyes, the loss of my voice I could handle. It's the cough that irritates me the most because it is the most visible symptom of not being well.
I've been on an antibiotic and a nasal spray since May 29th. Whether there were any exotic bugs to kill is somewhat debatable, but I understand the reasoning behind giving me an antibiotic. The nasal spray is what I notice the most. That has helped dry up my sinuses. My coughing is less and I don't have the wracking cough that bruised my ribs.
It would help if the weather would decide whether it's going to be April, May or June. Today is mostly cloudy, misty and windy with highs in the upper 60's. It's hard to feel better when you're cold. If it would get warm and stay warm for, say a week to 10 days, I could bake this stuff out and feel 10,000% better. It just seems like there's something wrong to hunker down on a June night with flannel sheets, two blankets and two cats and think about putting on the heat to take the chill out of the air.

Beverage: Dr. Pepper


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