Saturday, September 20, 2008

i don't believe it !!!


Two weeks ago i got hit by some gastro bug that laid me low for 48 hours...... i didn't bother writing about it .. cause... well.. it hit on a Sunday afternoon and finished by Tuesday..... So i had enough from the weekend to write about... and i guess in a funny way i wanted to pretend it never happened (don't ask !!! i am a really pissy patient...... and if i can pretend it never happened .. i am happier)

Well the gastro i got ...... went round the school .. which in a very weird way made me feel more comfortable ....... i didn't have some weird and wonderful super bug.. i had the common gastro that everyone was getting.............

Then last week.. a grip started to go round the school.. teachers and kids dropping like flies.. going home with fevers and coughs and just plain feeling miserable....... i didn't think much about it.. hells bells i had had my one bug right???

Wellllllllllll .. guess what??

Friday morning i awoke with a sore throat...... this bug was not going to get me... wasn't gonna slip in and surprise me.. no sireeee ... not this time.. i started taking Vitamin C like mad.. i thought positive thoughts.. i thought happy thoughts..

Friday night i fell apart......... my chest was tight.. my head hurt.. my eyes hurt.. my cough sounded like a seal barking............Sir took me to the drugstore and i bought yucky awful cough syrup with menthol for the snuffy nose........... i took a hot hot bath.. (sweat it out) .. i took Tylenol.. i took 2 teaspoons of the cough syrup..........

Now you have to know something about me.. i HATE cough syrup.. i HATE how it is thick and coats and your throat.. i HATE the taste.. i HATE the after taste......... i just plain HATE cough syrup.........

i have a routine.. a ritual if you like.. for taking cough syrup...... i have a BIG glass of water at the ready.....i pour it out.. i sniff it.. i swallow it.. i gag.. i sip water to keep it down.......

Last night was no different...... water ready.. sniffer ready... but when i sniffed this cough syrup it smelled a little bit like peppermint...... i LIKE peppermint.. could they have found a better flavour?? i swallowed the cough syrup with high hopes.........

i coughed .. i spluttered.. i gagged.. i sipped the water.......

OH MY GOD...... it was like swallowing a spoonful of vick's vapor rub.......... oh my god it was awful !!!!!!!!

Bit of advise here for anyone who should get this grip that appears to be going around.. do not.. i repeat .. DO NOT.. take mentholated cough syrup...... rub the damn stuff on your chest.. on your belly............ and hope it goes in by osmosis......... just don't swallow the stuff !!!!!!!!!

Ughhhhhhhhhhh this is not quite how i envisioned this weekend.... but batten down the hatches.. no matter what it takes.. i am gonna pull everything planned off with aplomb.. or die trying..........

4 comments:

chiyu.kiri said...

I ended up with something similar the other day. My lungs felt heavy and it burned to breathe but I couldn't cough. Later on, the fever kicked in, and I was in bed by 11 - very, very early for me!

If it's any consolation, all traces were gone in two days.

Well, the coughing stayed but for other reasons.

Hope you get better soon!

Buffalo said...

Poor little girl. You need to get the hell away from all of those little disease factories.

You're Canadian, for heaven's sake. Buckleys or Zev. That does the trick.

CLoud said...

Naughty little kid I leave the area for a few days and you do not take care of your self and have to go through routines to take your medicine. May I suggest the old Chinese method can't swallow well put it up the anal cavity. If it does not make you feel better at least you will have peppermint poops!

Would that not be fun then Sir could take you temperature the proper way.

selkie said...

HAHAHHA at Buff's temperature comment .. secondl, my ENTIRE clan is down with that - excpet me - so I get to take care of everyone...sighs