Saturday, November 26, 2011

I have a head cold

Many years ago, I read an article about Frank Sinatra having a cold. It was a big deal, with recording and performing dates upcoming. And for a man not known for his calm demeanor at the best of times, his sniffles didn't make the job of his entourage any easier.

I knew I was at risk when I was stuck in the waiting room for a routine dental hygiene appointment (trying to be healthy and proactive with my teeth and gums) with a young child joyfully coughing and sneezing away, and with her mother dutifully reading to her. Every tenth or twentieth discharge of millions of viruses into the closed atmosphere from her snotty kid, mother would suggest that she cover her mouth, which was never actualized. I guess the thought counts. I guess I need to carry a N95 mask with me at all times, especially in flu season. I guess I now will worry how my battered immune system will handle this latest assault with nearly all my antibodies missing in action. Maybe my borrowed IVIG next week with be my rescuing cavalry charge.

My chief complaint is mostly a miserable runny stuffy sneezy nose, just like the little girl I shared the air with a few days ago. Throw in some mild malaise and a not so bad sore throat and you get the picture: a head cold.

My usual diet of cold raw veggies is of no interest when I feel this way. I want hot soup and tons of tea, and even more time to nap.

Hopefully I have only a few more days or less of this gentle misery ahead of me. Hopefully my chest is not the next battlefield.

I haven't time for this. I have work to do, but I also have bigger zucchinis to chop.

This too will pass.

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Anonymous jcleri said...

Yes, you need to carry a mask at all times. My niece has to and so do you! And you know better...... I pray that you are back on your feet eating your raw veggies you said you have way too many things to do, no time to be under the weather.

May you have a blessed and healthy Holiday Season.


November 27, 2011 at 10:47 AM  
Blogger Dragon Slayer said...

Sorry your cold is a bad one. I hope you feel like your wonderful self soon..


November 27, 2011 at 8:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brian, I even carry the masks with me when I enter a doctors office with sick people I put one on. Silly boy you know better. Sorry, hope your up and feeling better soon.

November 28, 2011 at 6:10 AM  

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