Thursday, February 12, 2009

Cough Hack Blow

Cold and flu season has hit the Seattle area with a vengeance. Just about everyone I know is sick or has been sick. I'm no exception.

Let me tell you this is SO fun without medicine. Really. I am such a charmer when sick. The biggest baby ever. I hate hate hate it. BigB went to the pharmacy with a big list of "approved" over-the-counters from my OB and the pharmacist went NUTS. She could not believe my doc would say ok to sud.afed or Af.rin (only one dose allowed). So, all these lovely meds are staring at me. Mocking me. Tempting me. I'm trying to hold out. But a girl can handle only so much blowing of the nose and watering of the eyes.

Did you know that chap.stick works really well on your raw nose? No kidding. It's great. And the Vic.ks dabbed into the nose helps clear the passages for about 2 minutes until you have to blow again and off comes the magic gel.

And of course I can't smell a thing - so the gorgeous long stemmed roses BigB sent to my office aren't doing much besides looking pretty.

Like I said, good times. Good times. Hopefully this will all "blow" over (pun intended!) and I can be free from this fog that has taken hostage of my brain. The time off has allowed me to catch up on all my fave blogs - so write up and I'll comment!


Martha said...

You poor thing, I hope you feel better soon. Red Roses, lovely! Acetaminophen is okay to help with a sinus headaches, pressure, that's about it, sorry.

Jen said...

Yup, everybody I know around here is sick too. You'd think the sun we've had the past few days would help but nooooo. I put Baby Vicks on Jillian, which kills two birds with one stone by helping both of our colds. It seems like we've had the sniffles forever.

Mermaid said...

I'm in the same boat. All my sick co-workers hack all over me and I end up sick. They can take medicine to make them feel better. Grrr. Hope you feel better soon.

MNgal said...

You can definitely take sudafed. Put yourself out of your misery my friend. Feel better soon!

CJ said...

I just found your blog through Jen at Despite the Best Laid Plans, thought I would say hi from a fellow Seattle IF survivor! I just hope I don't catch your cold now... :)

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