The Cold Returns…. And I’m Not talking About the Weather

Last night, just before I hit the hay, my nose started running. What’s with this? I’ve had my winter cold. It’s ovah! So what’sup with this dribble at the back of my throat?

I’ve been dealing with a low level headache for days… it just won’t quit, and now I know why. Do these viruses lurk in the dark, in the closets of our bodies, just waiting for a vulnerable moment when our defenses are down, we haven’t been sleeping well and we just want to go back to bed? and then these little microbes with their infectious little “gribbles” (I made that up) just grab hold and don’t let go.

So now I’m sucking on Hall’s menthol candies, popping Actifed and Mucinex-MD, and Coricidin M or whatever it is… one at a time and all at once…. just trying to fight back. The fact that a Northeaster is blowing rain and sleet outside doesn’t help… I think I need to go back to bed. Sigh. I posted a short video from YOUTUBE on my “Edge” page… check it out.

What’s your recipe for fighting off the gribbles?

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Mtee
Mtee
11 years ago

Nothing worse than a rotten cold. I use Sudafed.

Dr. Gribble
Dr. Gribble
11 years ago

Eat hot chicken soup. Homemade is best, but you can doctor up a can of broth with carrots, onion, celery, freshly-ground pepper, etc.
Then rest in bed, drink lots of fluids and blog on!

herbqueen
herbqueen
11 years ago

One of my mother’s recipes for fighting back is to cut an onion in half and place it in the room you are sleeping in to absorb the germs. It may also encourage you to dream of eating onion soup – the very thought of which has medicinal value.) She also suggests putting slices of onions and garlic in a sock and wrap it around your neck. The fumes will kills the germs, the smell will cause people to keep their distance (thus cutting done on the possibility of reinfection) and you will be so overcome by the unplesantness of it all, that the cold will seem minor in comparison. Hope you feel better soon.

Daffyhill
Daffyhill
11 years ago

The trick will be not to give it to your loving sister because she does not want to be sick with it over the holidays…which strangely seems to be her holiday tradition.