Thank you to the lovely internet* people who wished me well after my last post. You are incredibly nice, especially considering that it’s just a cold. I’m not sure how this happened, since I don’t get colds anymore. Well, I didn’t, anyway.
Years ago I dramatically cut back on my consumption of all things dairy, and I noticed a remarkable decrease in both frequency and duration of my colds. Then, a few years later, when my migraines started coming back and I realized it was connected to dairy, I completely cut it out of my diet. The migraines went away (for a while, anyway) and (cue golden beam of glowing light to bathe me from above, along with heavenly music) I never got a cold.
The flu, sure, every now and then. Strep throat, well, yeah. Allergies? Every spring (though not involving congestion as much as itching). But a full-blown snot factory of a cold? Nope. Not that I can recall, anyway. Nothing more than the occasional sniffle, interspersed with a sneeze or two, that would be gone in a day. Until this weekend.
It hit rather suddenly Saturday afternoon, and within a few hours I was in bed (with my laptop, of course). Sunday I got up, took a shower and was going to go to church. Then I went up and down the stairs a few times, to get food and clothes and whatnot, and needed a nap. So I stayed in bed all day yesterday until dinner time. At that point I was feeling up to cooking, so I did. Then I ate with the family. Then I went back to bed.
I’m feeling better today. My teeth don’t hurt (much), anyway. I still feel like boogers are going to ooze out my eyes, though. Gross, huh?
But I am doing better, so thanks again.
*Despite the fact that the spell check insists I capitalize internet, I refuse. It’s not like it’s a country or anything (if it were, Al Gore might actually be president of something — or at least he’d think he was). I don’t capitalize the word car, despite the fact that it, too, is a pretty nifty invention. I also don’t capitalize the word husband, important though he is. There are really many, many amazing things we aren’t expected to capitalize, so who is the yahoo that decided internet should be? I’m sure he’d take the time to rebut my arguments if he weren’t so busy schlepping his Capt. Kirk uniform to the cleaners before the next convention.
And George, if you’re out there, Tewt the Newt says hello.