Friday, October 7, 2016
First Class Cold
Well, you may have been wondering what Cookie has been doing.
To be honest, not much. I have come down with the cold that you get after flying. Bother.
Monday I went to the doctor and he seemed concerned, but declared it NOT a sinus infection, but a common cold. He did give a flu shot, which made me feel miserable for a day. But I saw the doctor. That's the point. I am on the road to Wellville.
Every cold follows this pattern: day one, tickle in your throat; day two, runny nose: day three, stuffed up head; day four, cough in your throat; day five fits of coughing - and - days 6 through 30 fits of coughing that do nothing for you.
Based on this calendar, I am on day five.
And oh, the good news just keeps rolling in. (Blogger needs a sarcastic font.)
A friend from high school died from liver failure. He wasn't a drinker or drug user, but they think it might have been hepatitis. Anyway, he ignored the symptoms thinking it would go away and by the time he got to the doctor he was too far gone treatment or transplant.
Look folks, if something is wrong with you, for God's sake go to the doctor. Failing to do so isn't going to result in it clearing up on its own. Save yourself. If not for you, for the people who love you.
Now if you will excuse me, I am going to slather Vick's Vapo Rub on the bottoms of my feet - its the only thing that stops the coughing.