Thursday, April 22, 2010


Monday I woke up with a cold.  So what, Wilma?  I know that's what you're thinking.  People get colds all the time.  You know what I say to that, boys & girls?  SUCK IT!

This is the FOURTH cold I have had in FIVE weeks.  It literally is THE COLD THAT WILL NOT DIE!  I have it for a few days, suffering through the nasal drip, coughing, & sore throat, then get a couple days off AND IT STARTS ALL OVER AGAIN!  I've done all I can to beat this damn thing.  I've tried 5 different kinds of cold medications.  I've been using my Neti Pot every day.  I've been coming home from work early & napping for 2-3 hours every afternoon.

I am sick & tired of being sick & tired.

An added bonus has been the complete & utter collapse of my lower back last week {Tuesday morning, putting on my socks, thank you very much} from which I have been desperately & unsuccessfully trying to recover.  I've been pounding back Robaxicet {alternating with the cold medication, naturally} & moaning through the pain & spasms & clenched bands of muscles.  

2 painful sessions with the masseuse & several days of mentholated ointment & heating pad treatments later, & I am still unable to drive The Bullet {standard, hard to move my legs with the whole collapse of the lower back thing}.  I can, however, put on my own socks & shoes now!  Yeehaw!

I give up.  I'm going back to my own personal cold remedy ~ mint tea with a healthy shot of peppermint schnapps.  I'll probably wake up ready to run a marathon tomorrow.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oooh, I like your remedy. It sounds like it's perfect on even a good day!

Hope you are feeling heart goes out to you. Hubs has the worst back spasms and all the crap that goes along with degenerated discs. Wouldn't wish it on anyone.

I hope you've found relief since you've posted. Take Care.