This past week has been on the more miserable side of the spectrum. Xan has been on and off cold-sick for a couple weeks now, but he got a pretty nasty one starting Wednesday. My boss at work was also sick. I don’t really think there was much hope in the matter despite my vitamin C and Echinacea binge.
Yes. I have been sick. It started on Thursday as a tickle in my throat. Sore throat by Friday. Exhaustion and runny nose on Saturday. And then came in all of its glory on Sunday with a sinus infection and sinus headache. If ever I am to be tortured, I have learned that this combination would break me. To not be able to breath AND have a pounding head? It is the definition of miserable.
It broke me down and had me heading to the grocery store for stronger western drugs. With my three combination purchase – Afrin nasal decongestant, cough drops, and Excedrin Sinus Headache – I was able to get all my symptoms in check. I was even able to breath again. That nasal spray is a new found wonder and within 5 minutes of using it, I could breath perfectly. And it lasted ALL NIGHT! (FYI: if anyone tries the Afrin, don’t use it for more than 3 days. Some say 5… My dad says 3. Personally, my limit is 2 days. I really don’t want to chance my body growing dependent and REQUIRING me to take it.)
Apart from Sunday, I’ve worked every day starting Friday. I work today. I work tomorrow. And then… I will have a very much needed day off.
Until then, I am exhausted. My whole body feels like it has a random combination of strap-on weights. My head feels like its full of air. My decision making skills have fled. My ability to smell or enjoy food has been smothered. I even turned down the extra french fries from dinner last night. (Yes, with all these cold drugs in my system, I am definitely off my elimination diet and broke down for take out yesterday. Five Guys Burgers and Fries.)
And now, I need to leave so that I’m not late for work.