Sniff, snuffle and sneeze

What a night!
It’s going to be very quiet in the house today because I’ve lost my voice.
Seems I’ve picked up a cold from somewhere so dosing myself up with cold remedies, having mouth to mouth with a toilet roll, sniffing vapour rub and having a hands on affair with the antibacterial sanitizer.
I’ve had an intermittent cough for a while which I did get checked out by the HHA (Head Honcho Ass who was the only GP available at the time). He wanted to put me on steroids and ibuprofen based painkillers for my back as I was suffering with that too even though ibuprofen affects my kidneys (had he read my notes). I was sent for an X-ray and my chest and lungs were clear. Knowing myself pretty well, a change of temperature was likely to cause me to cough, which was just an annoying tickle in my throat and not on my chest.
Lying down aggravated the tickle, so I slept more or less sitting up, my breathing jar in close proximity, as were the throat lozenges and to help me sleep, a dose of hot lemon cold remedy with a good dollop of honey. It helped and I managed to get a few hours sleep.
This morning apart from giving Hubby the silent treatment (did I catch him smiling??), I feel OK, so not over worried, though I am staying in.
Day two of our stew today, so that is full of veg and nutritious.  Hubby’s gone up the road to get a new jar of honey so I’m well set.

What with the dog, Hubby’s reflux and eye problems and now me, it’s all coming at us at once again. Sometimes I want to scream at the unfairness of it all, so it’s just as well I can’t.

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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! We have recently lost our beloved dog 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, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. 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 Sniff, snuffle and sneeze

  1. quiall says:

    I hope you feel better soon!

  2. fransiweinstein says:

    Poor you, I don’t blame you for wanting to scream! It’s all the changes in the weather. Wherever you go people are coughing and sneezing. But you’re doing all the right things to get rid of it and I hope you’re feeling better soon.

  3. Liz says:

    I still have a remainder of my cold that started Tuesdays afternoon. With the storm planned for this weekend and my cold, it was a good excuse for me to be a hermit.

    Hope you feel better soon.

    • Thanks Liz. Our friend who looked after us between selling the boat and buying our house has had a cold since before Christmas and can’t seem to shake it. Mind you, apparently she’s not the only one there.

  4. Sadje says:

    Aww, Di I hope that you get better soon and get your voice back. I had quite the whole cough, cold thing just before traveling too. But I am fine now. I think it is a virus doing the rounds everywhere.

  5. hope you feel better soon

  6. jenanita01 says:

    You do seem to be getting it from every angle…but getting it all over and done with at the same time must mean peace and quiet is on its way…

  7. queadrian says:

    I have the same problem as you had now, two weeks ago, and I still feel tired.
    Look after yourself very well dear.💕

  8. queadrian says:

    It takes time! You will be okay.

  9. willowdot21 says:

    You say hubby went and got you some more honey so your all set, us it set honey? Ouch! Maybe a slug of whiskey with honey and lemon might help. I know what you mean about everyone in the house having ailments… Arrrrrrrrrgh! Oh! We are on day two of the stew today as well 💜💜💜💜

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