Monday, April 14, 2008

Humdinger!

Finally the clock struck five and I could permit myself to get up for the day.

It was another un-fun night, perhaps worse than the previous two. Much hacking, spluttering, watering from the eyes, and leaking from the nose rendered the night one that I was glad to see the back of. I don't suppose that the aforementioned symptoms are worse than their daytime counterparts, but they seem so much more annoying whilst horizontal in the stillness.

I spent intervals trying to sleep on the LazyBoy in an attempt to keep my head higher and my nose drier than in bed, and I suppose that position helped some but not enough. One difficulty about sleeping (if you can call it that) so lightly is that one wants to change positions frequently, but when one rolls over, it takes the sinuses a good ten minutes to shift themselves to open the top nostril. In the interim one must and wipe around the nose frequently and breathe through the mouth if one wants to live to see morning .

So, as I begin the fourth day with this humdinger of a cold, I have yet to turn the corner that presages its diminution. Cuppa is still quietly horizontal; perhaps she'll feel better once she awakes. She's been forced to remain horizontal for most of the past sixty hours. As I mentioned yesterday, this bug is having opposite effects on the two of us. She can't get comfortable out of bed, and I can't get comfortable in bed.

Sigh.

11 comments:

Lorna said...

I hope your fifth day is better. It's amazing how much a "simple" cold can affect your wellbeing.

megz_mum said...

How long do colds last? I think there is a magic number isn't there? Surely 7 days will do it, so almost there!

daffy said...

I have a solution for the drippy nose... Why not wear that rather lovely balaclava you are modelling for us on your pic over there. *points* Then the balaclava will cover your nose and double as a handkerchief! YUK :o)
Only joking!
I do hope that it clears soon!

ChrisB said...

You need tissue nose plugs! It's no joke feeling so rotten. Hope you both turn the corner soon and begin to feel brighter.

Rachel & Natalie's Mommy said...

I disovered a little trick while I was pregnant with Rachel...take some Vicks vapour rub (I used the baby one because that's all we had in the house) and put it just on the outside of your nose before you go to bed...no runny nose and I could actually breathe, too. In addition to that, I didn't cough which of course made the hubby very happy! By the way, if the cough is really bad, try the Vicks trick that you've probably read in emails where you put it on your feet and then cover them with socks - it really does work.

I really hope the two of you are feeling better soon.

Ginger said...

While Vicks on a sock around the neck is good, I'd suggest going to see a doctor and getting meds. I had a cold for FIVE weeks, and it's just finally going away this weekend. Of course, I think some of that length was due to stress and too much travel....

Heather said...

I picked up a cold on my flight to Bangladesh and I STILL haven't quite shaken it, so I can commisserate.

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

I am sorry you are both "under the weather" just as the sun starts to shine. I had something earlier but it did not seem like whatever you have.

Have you tried a "hot toddy" or a gallon of hot toddy! It may not cure you but it may make you not care.

Miss T. Crane-Neeham said...

I'm sorry you are under the weather. Prayers!

ExpatKat said...

Get well soon. Sympathies to you both!

Kila said...

I hope you are both well soon! Sleep well tonight!