Friday, January 19, 2007

I need to catch a break already...

I've been off work for two days now, and I still feel like a bag of shit. The cold went from my chest to my head, and then it decided to see what my sinuses were doing. It looked around in my nasal area and my right eye, and saw that not much was happening in there, and decided to find a new home. I could feel them tiny buggers, screwing around in there this afternoon, making my eyes hurt, and my nose run. So, I drank a glass of Neo Citran, and said "be gone with you bacterium". Apparently they didn't hear me. So, I took 2 Tylenol. Nadda. So I stuck my head in the oven. It's not gas, so I'm still alive, but I do have some 3rd. degree burns on my face.

I never get sick, well almost never until this last year. The one thing I learned these past two days is that I cannot do "nothing"... I tried laying on the couch today all bundled up with Penny and to watch TV and feel sorry for myself. I couldn't, it was one thing after the other.

We don't usually use our living room other than when people come over, we have a family room upstairs, with recliners to watch TV. But, I needed to lay down to watch TV today. So I had brought all my blankies etc. down there.

...first of all, how do watch TV laying on a sofa, if you wear glasses with progressive lenses?..how? Every time I laid down my head the arms of my glasses would go wonky and my glasses were all lopsided, and I couldn't see shit. As it turned out my head felt like it was starting swell from the sinus infection, so I had to put the arms up way over my ears so I didn't feel like my head was in a vice grip. Along with my bed haid, and my glasses perched in a very precarious position I must have been a sight. BUT, the good news was I was able to watch TV much better with them in that position. Except for the one eye, which had a leak in it and didn't want to see what the other was watching.

..okay then, I could not sleep, and as I was laying there, I started to look at the ceiling, because watching TV was kinda iffy with my glasses. I saw spider webs that had been there since fall...or was that last fall?

..everything was dusty...when was the last time I dusted down here I thought?..my god, people were here at Christmas and saw the dust!!! How did I miss it?

..Dog snot all over the windows ...oy

..Tiny glittery things on the rug from Christmas, or was that last Christmas?

..Mirrors that ...had a glaze on them. When was the last time I cleaned them?

..The fireplace was full of ashes...

So, I said Fuck this, I closed the drapes, and lit some candles in the darkness and watched the TLC network with my one good eye.

Then I began to sneeze! Holy shit...I was just going up to get a glass of juice, when it hit, and it damn near knocked me off my feet! I was like a machine gun went off. So, I packed up my comforter and all the crap on the couch and brought it back upstairs around 6:00PM.

I decided to have a glass of wine, and clean up a bit. You know what, the glass of wine immediately went to work!! It did. I guess wine is dehydrating, and I haven't had to blow my nose since, I quit sneezing and my eye quit watering. Who the hell needs over the counter med's..when you can brew it your basement. So, the moral of the story is...if you have a head cold, and can wait until 6:00PM for relief...I would suggest wine, if not..you could be classified as a drunk.

Gord's side of the sink this cold season


My side of the sink...

Have you ever seen an uglier counter top... I didn't think so.

But, I know this will not last, and I am prepared to sleep on the couch tonight, I can't put Gord through another night of my coughing etc. My ribs are are still so sore from all the hacking last night.

So, once again I'm packing up my comforter and bringing it downstairs. Gord should be home soon .. so I will make a fire (in the fireplace) ...just to clarify. We will order a pizza and I will share my cozy comforter with him till it's time to go to bed. Or when the clock strikes 10:00PM.. zzzzzzzzzz

13 comments:

Brenda said...

Do a little more research on the "wine cure" and then you can publish it in all the medical journals and become famous! (Just don't go on Oprah, she's pissed me off this week).

Hope that stuff lets loose of you soon!

Andie Pandie said...

Happy hour starts at 5pm over here. Mayhaps you should look into this? :)

Hope you feel better soon! Being sick sucks.

Lu said...

I agree with Brenda...do not go on Oprah...I too hope this lets go of you soon too..I was about to ask what the one med was you were taking and then there it was pictured..the wine, that is a cure I can handle!
How do you lay down and watch TV with progressive lens, well, that calls for a recliner and then it is not easy! Sounds like you have it licked tho!!1 I do hope you get better soon! and keep your head out of the oven!!!And do quit thinking like a housekeeper..Amazing how much one can see when you are ill!!!!

ellen said...

I don't have a cold (thank God), but I have felt lousy all week, so I sympathize. Feel better soon.

Joe said...

Ah... girl I hope your better today! I am out of business, computer crashed! See you when I can!

Michelle said...

Hoping you feel better soon. I have the same problem with my glasses and it is most frustrating watching telly when I feel like vegging on my couch. I think I am going back to ordinary glasses.

daniel said...

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any help would be great.

Neil said...

Hope you're feeling better. And as someone who wears progressive lenses, I understood EXACTLY what you were talking about.

Lu said...

Sure hoping you are better!

Phyllis said...

I'm sorry you are so sick! I take robitussin with codein at night when I have a horrid cold like that. It puts me right to sleep. I also take nighttime theraflu for severe colds. Thank goodness I don't get real sick very often!
Gett better quick.

Z said...

I see that Gord takes Buckley's... that is my cold remedy of choice. It's basically draino with a hint of mint!!
And about the counter tops... they're lookin' a little ghetto!

Tanzee

Z said...

Oh, and why did Oprah piss people off this week? Or last week by now....

Mary Lou said...

EEK...That is one dated counter top huh? Plastic?

Hope you are feeling better soon.