Sunday, January 4, 2009

Ending Vacation on a Low Note

I'm miserable. Sore throat, horrific cough, stopped up nose, watering eyes, fever...the whole deal. It really took hold yesterday, but it got far worse overnight and today. So, I've been taking pills and cough syrups and sleeping a lot. My voice is hoarse; I sound like I'm making croaking noises when I try to talk. This crap has to stop. I've got to go to work tomorrow...no getting around it. And it won't be pretty if I feel the same way then as I do now.

The one good thing is that I've been able to do nothing today but watch DVDs on the television...6 episodes of State of Play (a BBC miniseries), a movie (Vantage Point, action-packed but not much else), and 1 episode so far of Homicide: Life on the Street. That's more tube-watching than I've done in a month of Sundays.

I'll not be doing much blogging while this cold or whatever it is hangs on.

5 comments:

KathyR said...

Hope you feel better soon. Soup, tea, hot sauce, sleep.

Me, You, or Ellie said...

Oh, dear. Add whiskey into your tea (or soup, or hot sauce...) and you'll be on the mend before you know it.....

Ellie

bev said...

Sounds like a crappy cold, John. The last time I had one like that, I was camped way up the McCloud River in northern California - far from any cough drops, syrups or other remedies. I sat next to the campfire drinking cup and cup of hot Tazo Zen tea brewed in a little pot set in the fire as that was the only thing I could think of that soothed my throat. I woke up in the morning feeling just about well again. Hope you find something that works for your cold.

Nicole said...

I wish you good health and a speedy recovery!

Cuckoo said...

Quit yer bellyachin' [as my mother would say] and get back on the horse.

Deadline is approaching.
T.