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Germy

Bleah. I’ve been sick for about a week or so now. I thought that I was fighting it off okay until a few days ago. On Tuesday night, my throat was sore, and my nose was particularly stuffy. Which resulted in very little sleep. So I woke up feeling like death on a cracker. A stale cracker. A stale cracker that’s one of the last in the package, so it’s all broken and crumbly. Anyhow, I decided that it was time to actually see a doctor.

The doc told me that I had a sinus infection (no surprise to me), prescribed an antibiotic, a decongestant, and a nasal spray, and sent me on my merry way. I procured said medicines, and took them with my lunch. A few hours later, I felt even worse, and by Thursday morning, death had eaten the stale cracker, and was sizing me up as the main meal. I gave death the finger and took my medicine.

Around mid-day on Thursday, the primary symptoms were slightly better, but I started to feel extraodinarily tired. Like nothing in the world could stop me from lying down and sleeping. I leaned back in a recliner, covered myself with a blanket and attempted to obey my body’s demands. I fitfully half-dozed for a couple of hours, but still didn’t feel like I got any real rest. But as evening approached, I found that I felt a little better than before.

Today, I’m back at work again. I still feel tired, and my nose is still pretty stuffy, but the sore throat is almost completely gone. Which is good. At the worst point, Wednesday night, just trying to clear my throat was triggering my gag reflex. Which is really stressful when you feel the need to clear your throat almost constantly.

So, the good news is that I’m feeling better.

The bad news is that Susan and Mary both seem to have caught my cold. Sorry, ladies. :-(

About Dougal Campbell

Dougal is a web developer, and a "Developer Emeritus" for the WordPress platform. When he's not coding PHP, Perl, CSS, JavaScript, or whatnot, he spends time with his wife, three children, a dog, and a cat in their Atlanta area home.
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6 Responses to Germy

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  2. theMike says:

    Ah yes, the best part about being sick, is giving it to those around us so that they may, in turn, give it back to us when we’re better.

  3. VI says:

    You can’t get the same thing twice. If you got sick, then either your 24 Hour medication is dead or you got something new. Unless, you took so much medication that it did the work and your body never made a defence.

  4. Dougal says:

    I’m pretty sure that the reason I felt worse after seeing the doctor was that the antibiotic kicked my body’s defenses into gear. The extra white blood cells and antibodies dragged me down until I acclimated to the war raging in my tissues.

  5. Carla says:

    Hang in there. :(

  6. James says:

    I can’t stand being sick. I don’t like having my nose run, my throat sore, coughing, eating Halls so fast it looks like I’m inhaling them, making other people around me sick.

    It’s the worst thing in the world.

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