Friday, January 21, 2011

Sick and Tired

I am so tempted to crawl back through the last year's posts to see how often I was sick. But I figure I probably didn't post much when I was.

Well I'm sick now and I'm posting.

This is my second major cold/creeping into a sinus infection in a month. The NetiPot and Vicks on the feet at night, covered with socks, has handily defeated it both times. I despise the Neti. It's vile. It gags me. The whole sensation is just WRONG. But it works. Unplugs and takes away the pain of stopped up sinuses. Still hate it.

And the Vicks on the feet! Shocked, but it really works, too! One night was all it took! Thank goodness. It was that or a doctor's visit for antibiotics. I hate being on antibiotics more than I hate the Neti.

It's a good thing that the Neti and the Vicks worked (I did both last night), because I awoke to severe stomach pain at four AM. And tossed cookies for about 10 minutes at about seven. The most ... remarkable? ... thing about this is that I DON'T THROW UP. Ever. I can count on one hand the number of times in the last 20 years.

Slept all freakin' day. Major pain. Totally dehydrated. Joints ached.

And then my Hunny came home from work. He brought ginger ale. And chicken noodle soup. He cleaned the tub and ran a hot bath for me. He even brought fresh Vicks - some which hasn't expired in the last 8 years.

I love my Hunny.

And I'm going back to bed. I plan on waking well tomorrow. Doing laundry. Stuff. Y'know? Have a great weekend everyone!

Until I write again ...

Flea

11 comments:

Paxie said...

Gosh hon...I remember you being sick just recently and talking about the Vicks. I hope this doesn't last and you are up feeling a little better today :)

Jeni said...

Like I've said before, come back to Florida!! You were hardly ever sick here! heehee You're always sick in OK. :) Seriously, hope you feel better. Love you and miss you!

Crazed Nitwit said...

What a coincidence. I was at Urgent Care today to get an antibiotic for my sinus infect. Vicks? On my feet?

Hope you feel better soon!

Karen Deborah said...

GAH yuk!!! You poor baby i wish i could come put cool rags on your forehead. That is a picture of misery if I ever heard it. When you feel better tell me what's up with your neti why you hate it, maybe we can figure out how to make it more pleasant. For now you have ALL my sympathy.

Crista said...

I'm a couple days late and I hope you're feeling much better by now. I just had to chime in on the Neti pot. I hate it too--it tries to drown me! And it only works on one side. When I was sick a couple of weeks ago, I took a baby medicine syringe and used it to squirt warm water up my nose. You could even dissolve some of the Neti medicine in the water. It worked really well for me and I didn't have to tilt my head at unnatural angles and drown myself.

Mental P Mama said...

Blech! Feel better fast!

Trisha said...

So sorry you are feeling bad! I am happy that your husband is such a sweetie. Take care.

Pearl said...

Oh, Flea! How awful!

Take care of yourself, and come back soon.

Pearl

p.s. Had never heard the Vicks thing! As for the NetiPot, I've been meaning to try that for years but just hadn't worked up the nerve...

Lori said...

Hope you are better by now! good for you for trying to steer clear of antibiotics. They're so over RX'd that the local grocery store here gives them to you for free with a RX! FREE. Sheesh!
Hope it's another 20 years before you throw up again!

Robin said...

You're STILL sick? Yikes...

I've been trying to find a neti pot here, no luck. Seems like it should be easy enough to find, I'm apparently looking in the wrong places.

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Snooty Primadona said...

You know, I used to get sick every year when the kids still lived at home. Since they've been gone, I seldom, if ever, get sick. Just sayin'.

Hope you start feeling better, pronto!