The joys of being sick

Nyquil and Chicken SoupLike the rest of the sane world, I do not enjoy being under the weather. Not only do you feel miserable while sick, but even simple tasks seem to take far more mental energy to accomplish.

The last four to six weeks has seemed far longer than it has actually been. It all started with me getting a bit of a scratchy throat on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. By Sunday, that scratchy throat had blossomed into an all out sinus assault. I found myself faced with more sinus congestion than ever before. Along with the congestion came sinus headaches that made it difficult to do anything that required more than vague concentration.

After about a week, and two bottles of Nyquil, I finally felt my symptoms begin to lift. By day ten I felt about ninety-percent and went back to my usual routine. About two weeks later, a cold began to make the rounds at work and unbelievably, I got sick all over again. Fortunately, this second time around was far less severe and lasted about five days before the symptoms were all but gone.

I can say with absolute certainty, that coming home from work and climbing into bed gets old very quickly. I wound up falling into a system where by 7:00pm I was doused in Vicks Vapor-Rub and taking a swig of Nyquil. By 8:00pm I was sound asleep and hoping for a better day when I awoke.

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