Thursday, April 10, 2014

Serve with a side of chunky hot water

Take a variety of long-term illnesses, soaked for 44 years until properly marinated.

Add one particularly virulent cold/flu thingy which involves fever, chills, muscle aches, sore throat, and complete loss of the senses of taste and smell.

Mix thoroughly in bowl, remembering to shower when you can gather the energy to get out of bed.

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Hi, everybody.
Sorry I've been gone for so long.
I'm sick of being sick.
Sick of knowing that even when the short-term stuff goes away, I'll still have the same long-term health issues to deal with.

There was a point during the last month when I could truthfully say I'd seen three doctors in three different cities in a 6 day time span.

And that didn't even have anything to do with this amazingly bad cold/flu thing I seem to have acquired.  WOW.  I've had it since Saturday the 5th.

First three days:  headache, snot, fever, chills, fever, chills, fever, chills, (rinse and repeat)
Then:  Sore throat, muscle aches, tons of snot, nosebleeds
And.... ever since Monday the 7th, I have not been able to taste or smell anything at all.  Nothing.  I've hardly been eating anything because all I can detect is texture and temperature.

Today I had a bowl of chicken noodle soup which tasted like chunky hot water.

Since I love hot peppers, I tried some of those to see if they would loosen up the sinuses.
Nothing.
I tried using straight peppermint oil as an inhaler.  (I usually use it for headaches; sometimes it helps ease the pain if I rub peppermint oil into my forehead/temples. It usually makes my eyes water and my nose run, so I figured this time I'd rub it directly onto my nose and breathe deeeeeeply.)
Nothing.
I tried taking decongestants.  I even read the directions. (!)
Nothing.

I have never had a cold where I lost my sense of taste for 4 days straight.
Friday will be day 5.

I dream of bacon.

Thank you for listening, especially if you actually read through my entire post. ;)

3 comments:

G-Man said...

Yeah, I really missed you during the changeover Janna.
I hope you support the new team, it's just on a different day is all. I hope you are feeling a bit better...G
Oops...Have a Kick Ass Week-End x

Janna said...

G-Man: I'm very sorry I was gone for so long. I didn't mean to miss something like that. :(

Fireblossom said...

Feel better soon, won't you? Being part of 55 is a fine start! Thanks for playing. :-)