Wednesday, July 29, 2009

A walk in the Dark

I began to feel a heaviness in my chest on Sunday and I knew I was coming down with a cold. How did I catch this cold anyway? I haven't been on a plane since late June, where I usually pick up some bug without fail, but this last trip I was fine. Now out of the blue I am sick. Hmmm, my husband was on five different planes last week...

Fortunately, I am not that sick that I'm off my feet and lying flat on my back, dying kind of sick. And if it was not for the N1H1 I would not be home from work.

I feel lethargic, sore and dopey. Well not really dopey because I hate taking drugs, and thus I have not self medicated at all. However, last night I was coughing so much I need to take something to calm my cough. It is 1:35 am and so dark in the bedroom, I cautiously feel my way in the dark because I didn't want to wake the sleeping dog. Bodhi our family dog, who was asleep at the foot of the bed, the only member of the household who is not afraid I am going to infect him. The others have abandoned me to sleep in another part of the house. But not my loyal friend, Bodhi.

As I make my way down the hall, I think to myself, I hope I can find some kind of drugs in the kitchen, even children cough syrup, anything. I was willing to take anything. I scan the fridge and find some children's dimetapp that expired in 2007, but who cares. I'll just take more, maybe even the whole thing after all it is for children and really expired way pass the expired date. I tried to open it but it won't budge. What? I know it is child proof, but I'm twisting and turning, squeezing, and turning, pushing down and turning, biting it and turning, but nothing I did would open it. Ugh!

Maybe it has a date sensitive thingy that prevents it from opening once the expiry date is in excess of two years. I doubt it, this particular one is defective. It is not just child proof it is mom proof as well. I chuck it into the garbage and make my way down the hall, coughing, as I felt my way back in the dark to bed.


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2 comments:

DUTA said...

Eucalypus honey usually calms coughing. I always keep a small jar with that kind of honey in the house.

Feel well!

Angelina said...

Thank you for the advice, I will try it. If it taste awful I'm sure it will work.

I feel better already.

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