Not just the wind that blows.

I am really fed up, but in the fed up stakes, Hubby has it by a mile.
It is two weeks since we went to A&E after Hubby’s mishap with the wrong meds.
A fortnight since an old lady came into the 24/7 out of hours surgery with a stinking cold, sat down, and infected every breathing soul in the room.

They say three days to get it, three days to have it, three days to get rid of it.
What a load of
Three days to get it.
It liked it here and made itself at home.
After my day 3, Hubby started to go down with it.
Three days to get it.
Mr Cold decided to join the wife and stay for a vacation.

It arrived, took up what feels like permanent residence, and so far the scores on the doors are one and a half jars of honey, 12 toilet rolls (glad I bought a new pack of 24), 14 litres of milk, four packs of soothers, 2 packs of fisherman’s friends, half a tub of Vic, 20 lemsips, and one and a half bottles of Venos (which only made my cough worse).
Hubby and I are compatible, though he has the streaming eyes and sneezes, whereas I have the sore throat and cough. Every time we move to another room, we both sneeze, cough, splutter, swear and curse the old biddy who gave this bug to us.

We’ve tried to keep our distance from neighbours and any dog walkers we talk to. Shopping sees us trussed up like turkeys as we try to keep our germs to ourselves. We are still sleeping in separate rooms, each in the hope of not disturbing the other, but Hubby has got up in the middle of night and brought me hot milk and honey, and I have taken him in the same, like some kind of relay system determined by whoever has the most strength to do so.
For at least an hour after we retire, we are both coughing, sneezing and blowing. Our noses are not only Rudolph red but frayed round the edges and sting when we apply moisturizer.
I am feeling better than he is, but we are both wasted and drained.
Neither of us can remember having a cold that took this long to bugger off.


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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30 Responses to Not just the wind that blows.

  1. Sadje says:

    So sorry, hope it leaves your home and you guys get back to happy and healthy.

  2. fransiweinstein says:

    Sorry you’re both still down with it. At this time of year I don’t think these are colds. I think it’s flu.

  3. Are you sure it’s just a cold? Sounds awful and you have been sick for a while. The good news is that Maggie doesn’t have it.

  4. Have try a large dose of Vitamin C taken with a meal. You will be surprised at how it helps.

  5. scifihammy says:

    Oh I am so sorry you are both still so ill. These bugs picked up in hospitals are the worst.
    My saying is “A Week to catch, a week to have and a week to go” . . . so maybe just give it a little longer! πŸ™‚
    It is very kind of you to be so considerate to avoid passing this bug onto others too.
    And I hope a better weekend for you both. πŸ™‚

  6. Bee Halton says:

    Do you work with essential oils or are you not compatible with them? If you do see if you can get Geranium oil and put it in a diffuser. Works miracles for your immune system.

  7. Michael says:

    So sorry Di to you are both unwell…..I hope it clears up soon for you….take care, good vibes being sent across the great divide….

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