Monday, January 14, 2008

** Hack ** Wheeze ** Snort ** Gasp **

I've been coughing and wheezing for several days now. I caught a nasty cold which has completely filled my sinuses as well as kept me coughing. There were even a couple of mornings I woke up to a tightness in my chest due to trouble breathing. I have been very careful to make sure I use 12-hour decongestant before bed. No more of this 4-hour sh*t stuff.

Not being able to breathe properly, or at all at times, through my nose has done wonders for my throat. My voice has gotten raspy and threatened to leave.

So, I took it easy this weekend. In fact I didn't even leave my apartment yesterday. Just rested, read, and watched some DVDs.

And shivered.

Not a lot, but some. And only partly because I was cold. {Yes, I was cold. This will mean more to some of you.}

I still needed to rest today, but I also had to work on a couple of projects with approaching deadlines. Splitting the difference, I worked from home.


On another note, 3 out of the last 8 nights I have woken up between 3 and 4AM after tossing and turning trying to get to sleep.

I hate insomnia.

And it's that much worse when you need rest to get over a sinus cold.


  1. My sympathies. I've been in and out of colds for the past several months, running my immune system down working at my soul-sucking job.

    That last bit is about to change. New job next week. After which, hopefully I will have more energy and will feel awake enough to actually call you some evening.

    Hope you feel better, bro.

  2. I tend to spend lots of time in hot baths and showers when I'm all stuffed up - the moist air seems to help.

    Also, hot and sour soup is a good acute reliever for sinus congestion, but not really useful for overnight.

    Clearly I do not have the monopoly on good advice. Or even a minority stake.

    Ah well, hope you feel better soon...

  3. I think I'm going to switch things around and start showering at night, at least for a while. Hopefully that will help keep my sinuses clear while I'm asleep.

    Ricardipus may not have a much of a stake in good advice, but he does have some.