Tables Turned

It was inevitable. You can’t live in as close proximity as us and get away with it.
Yep, Hubby has given it to me.
cold 2I am rarely ill, but when something hits, it’s like a sledgehammer.
Last night I had the coughing fit of all coughing fits…… could not get my breath or clear my airway, so panic set in and luckily Hubby was there to smash me on the back.
I ended up being propped up against the wall supported by all four pillows with vapour jar and toilet roll accessories, plus the occasional loving paw of the dog to let me know she was there to give me comfort.
I woke up with a sore neck and stiff back, but at least I’d managed to get some sleep.

It’s not Hubby’s fault, but I feel lousy.
coldThis morning we went into town to replenish our supplies of various cold remedies.
With two of us taking them, they were running out almost as fast as my nose and his eyes were streaming.
I have always wondered why when your sinuses are bunged up thus making it difficult to breathe through your nose, it always manages to run/drip, no matter how many times you blow it. It’s always the side you’re NOT lying on too isn’t it, which makes no sense at all.

Having a cold is not a pretty sight.
Your eyes almost disappear into your head,Β  the red light bulb which was formerly your nose frays (as does your top lip) and drips like a persistent tap, and you drool and salivate in abandon like some starving animal eying up a steak.
red noseThe wheezing in the chest would give any concertina bellows with a hole in it a run for the money, sneezing is violent, painful and affects the bladder, and too much paracetamol is one of the best laxatives on the planet.

BUT dear friends, there is a cloud to this silver lining……
We have had to postpone our dental checkups on Monday as it will be impossible to lie almost horizontal and not cough, splutter or sneeze all over her before she’s got her equipment out!
smiley tooth


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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6 Responses to Tables Turned

  1. colinandray says:

    Fortunately, it doesn’t last long does it! You’ll both be “back up and running” in no time. Some people find that a hot coffee with a bit of Scotch helps to get over a cold …….although I prefer a hot Scotch with just a hint of coffee. That works for me! πŸ™‚

  2. scifihammy says:

    Sorry to hear you have succumbed! I hope you soon get over this πŸ™‚

  3. lbeth1950 says:

    That sounds awful!

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