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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Call Me Rudolph...

See this little picture to the left? Yeah? Ok. Well, that's what I look like. Except I have long brown curly hair, but other than that, that's me.

I didn't feel all that sick on Monday, Tuesday I had a stuffy nose, Wednesday I could only breathe out of one nostril & had massive sinus pressure. Today, Thursday, I feel horrible.

I felt so horrid this morning that I finally broke down & decided to go see the doctor. Rusty warned me that he'd most likely tell me it was a virus & to get plenty of fluids & rest. I went anyway. And guess what? Yep, Mr. Know-It-All Rusty was right. Ha.

The doc said I have a virus & there's nothing he can give me for it. Sucks. For. Me.

I think the biggest issue I have right now is with my nose. I have SO much sinus pressure cause my damn buggers wont drain. Gross I know, but I'd love it right about now. I've missed 3 out of 4 days of work this week & I've used up all the sick & vacation time I have. I'm totally not happy about that.

So, the point to this little post...well I just wanted to whine a little bit & also pass on some of the things keeping me sane & alive, just in case you're in the same boat I am.

These rock! They have both Vicks & lotion in them...it doesn't get any better than that :)


I never used to like these little guys until Rusty made me taste one & now I cant get enough. Each drop has a (tiny) hint of menthol & they taste mostly like berry (I swear its delicious, like candy!). They also have a daily dose of Vitamin C.

My M-I-L, who's an RN, highly recommended this stuff. I've only tried it once but so far it's worked great at relieving the pressure on my sinus. I thought it was gonna feel like I was drowning at first, but nah huh, I'm still alive.

I've also been using warm compresses on my face. Sitting with a warm, wet towel on my face totally relieved most of the discomfort and opens my nasal passages. Rusty's also been making stand over our bathroom sink with a towel over my head while the hot water runs. I like to call it the ghetto humidifier. Yeah, we're cool, I know.

I really hope you guys aren't going through this cold/sinus thing cause it sucks but if you are, I hope my stuff helps you out. I really wish I could just take some NyQuil or something but because of my thyroid condition, I cant. I gotta do it the old 1800's way & just let it pass & pray I don't die of an infection.

Here's to a happier & bugger free tomorrow!
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8 comments:

  1. Aw, hon, I hope you feel better soon. I'm in the same boat. I guess I could be your twin right about now.

    I started feeling a little bad yesterday and BAM! Today I feel horrible. And I have my Christmas party tomorrow. Freakin' awesome.

    Thanks for sharing about those cough drop things...they sound good.

    Feel better soon. xoxo

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  2. Ah yes! You are too funny! I quote a lot of my fav blog posts...label them as either/both quotes or contributors...! Yours was both...some good quotables and def a contributor! I should have asked permission...sorry about that.

    I was so surprised to see a comment, no one comments on my blog, not even my parents or friends...sad. But thanks!

    My blog is always in progress, just as my life, so it's always changing. I love Shabbyblogs.com and have used some of it's backgrounds but am always for looking for new websites, sometime I would love to figure out how to design my own.

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  3. So sorry sweets!!!!!

    Get well soon!

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  4. Oh, I hope you feel better soon. I think I may be getting to where you are, but fingers crossed we both come out of this quickly!

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  5. I hope you get to feeling better! :( My Mom used to put us in the bathroom with the hot water running in the shower and shut the door - it helped clear our nasal passages like a dream. *lol* Have you tried a netti pot? You can get them at Walmart with the little packets you put in there with warm water. My husband loves his netti pot - anytime he gets sick he breaks it out.


    I'm really the big reader out of me and the hubs - now he did finally read the Harry Potter series a few months ago and couldn't put it down, but usually is't just me. I go back and forth on theKindle - I keep thinking I'd loe it because I could have more than one book to read at a time without lugging the books around, but them I'm afraid I'll miss actally holding the book. Ugh.

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  6. Just catching up on my blog reading, hope you are doing okay! This was over a week ago. Hope you're not still sick..and yes,I love Puffs!

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  7. I haaaate being sick. See, were both stuck in bed feeling like crap. I have been on a major movie watching kick which is helping! Julie and Julia, Nights in rodanthe, four christmases and tonight step-brothers!

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