Monday, October 27, 2008


I haven't had a cold nor the flu for four or five years but boy I've got a dose now! Funny thing about living with aches and pains, when you add that old Rhino virus to them you're body gets confused and doesn't know what to do with any of it!

At least that's how mine is reacting.

Okay. We took a road trip. I'm quite conscious about keeping my hands washed but what do you do at rest stops where there is no hot water if any at all? Yeah. We've got the handiwipes in the car but they only do so much. And if you lead a fairly sequestered life like Hub and I do and you suddenly find yourself among throngs of people, who knows what they're carrying!

I thought I had things on the run yesterday but it's back with a vengence today. Meds. What can you safely take when you have high blood pressure pills, high cholesterol pills, pain pills, anxiety pills! Okay, I don't take anything other than the blood pressure and cholesterol stuff on a daily basis. But still...

The blood pressure stuff gives me a dry cough. I was forewarned it was a possibility but when I mentioned it to my doc she thought it might be allergies. Could be. I don't think so, but could be. So we didn't change. So now I have a chest full. What part is the BP med playing?

Who knows. I searched through my stash of over the counter meds and found one for coughs and congestion for those with high BP. We'll see if it helps.

I wouldn't be posting this but I had to come to the office to feed the fish since Hub is off doing his civic duty. The fish are finished now so I'm going to wrap this up and head back to the couch.

Always looking for the bright side, I listened to Obama's speech in Ohio and am as inspired as ever. It's being called his "closing argument" ; it could be a "Best of Obama" album! It was dynamite.

At least that made me feel well enough to get some food into my system.

When back on the couch I think I'll leave the TV off. Bacchus will sleep beside me. I may doze off. Maybe I'll even be ready for Hub who, I know, will arrive home in a mood even worse than mine!


Margie's Musings said...

My friend Juanita's doc changed her blood pressure pills to some that caused a horrible cough that kept her up nights for weeks. he finally changed the meds but it took weeks for the cough to go away.

Linda said...

I've just been through two weeks with my husband with the plague. He has COPD so we watch him closely with chest x-rays etc. but they don't give him medication because they say it's viral. They recommend over the counter cough medications, which he claims do not work. I hate going through these events.

I watched Obama this morning and felt that same excitement that I'd felt in the beginning. I agree with you. It's exciting.

Hope you get to feeling better real soon. You need to be 100% well by election day.

Anonymous said...

Hope you're feeling better soon. I hate being sick!!