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Monday, January 16, 2012

Miserable Cold

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I have several posts queued up to auto-publish, so I'm not taking an official blog break.

Thanks to this miserable head cold, however, my participation in comments threads and making of blog rounds will be limited.

43 comments:

  1. Tis' the season.

    Feel better and take care, AOW!

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  2. Take care and hope you are back in gear soon!

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  3. I'm not running a fever, so I have to work this week. I have no sick leave because of the nature of the classes I teach.

    So glad that it's Book Report Week and that I don't have to give lectures!

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  4. Steam for the head, AOW, and mucinex for the chest! Get better! :)

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  5. My cold/virus/crud has only lasted 27 days and counting...Perhaps I should have gone to a Dr. A guy thing I guess.

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  6. My hacking cough is quitting after
    a week and a half. Oh the joy!

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  7. Doctors can have no effect on colds. The only thing doctors can do in such matters is take your money.

    If you have no fever, AOW, it's probably not the flu. I guess that's one thing to be grateful for.

    I wish you could stay home and rest. That usually helps get rid of it sooner.

    My best hopes and prayers go out to you, and Mr. AOW.

    ~ FreeThinke

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  8. The post-holiday sickness season strikes! Wishing you a speedy recovery, AoW.

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  9. Sorry to hear you're down, AOW. I've been fighting some insane cold - flu combo since New Year's Eve, myself.

    Take it easy.

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  10. Ugh, I had my awful cold three weeks ago and it is an awful experience. Get well soon.

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  11. I pray you feel better soon, my dear friend.

    Get some rest.

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  12. I'm dragging myself from Point A to Point B.

    My head is muddled. I can barely put together my thoughts in my usual manner.

    Of course, I just had to peek in to see what's going on at my blog.

    I think that the only cure is lots of rest. Good luck with that with my schedule!

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  13. Hi AOW.
    hope you get better soon.
    The grandmother recipies still work
    1.Hot chicken broth
    2.Put some vicks in a bowl with hot water and disolve it, inhale the vapors to improve breating and unblock blocked nose.
    3.Early to bed.

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  14. I usually use hot tea, whiskey, lemon & honey...but with Obama's economy, I've been forced to give up the tea, lemon & honey.

    Hope you feel better.

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  15. Sorry you do not feel well. Don't kiss Mr. AOW. smile

    Hope you get over the symptoms soon.

    Love,
    Tammy

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  16. Dang it. Here I've been blaming my husband for spreading his cold and come to find out I got it from you guys.

    I didn't even bother with putting on makeup today. And being a blonde means that I look like I'm dead now.

    It's EVERYWHERE. Maybe this is the new internet virus.

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  17. Hot green tea with echinacea,squeeze a slice of lemon into it and drink four to six per day.

    Also, zinc tablets.

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  18. Rita,
    Thanks for visiting and commenting.

    I didn't even bother with putting on makeup today. And being a blonde means that I look like I'm dead now.

    Unless I'm going to work, I'm not putting on makeup. And, yes, I look dead.

    For that matter, I look nearly dead even with the makeup. This miserable virus is taking a terrible toll on those of us who have been afflicted. **sigh**

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  19. Tammy,
    I'm keeping my distance from Mr. AOW. The last thing that he needs is this miserable cold!

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  20. Still rooting for you, AOW!

    Just to let you know.

    Hope things are improving?

    ~ FT

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  21. am hoping you're much better real soon.
    xx

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  22. Actually, today has been my worst day so far with this miserable virus -- probably because I've been working for three days.

    I have Friday through Monday to recuperate before again returning to work.

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  23. Just checking up on you? Any better?

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  24. Leticia,
    I'm feeling worse today. Maybe this is the peak day of this miserable virus. I hope so!

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  25. The usual remedies don't seem to be working for me.

    I think we have no choice but to be miserable and wait for the virus to run it's course unfortunately.

    Feel better soon.

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  26. I hope you feel better soon. Rest as much as you can. It is a great restorative treatment.

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  27. Oh my gosh!! Lord, I ask for complete and total healing for my friend, please do so, quickly. In your holy name.

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  28. I've got homemade chili about ready to come out of the crock pot.

    I'm going to open up my sinuses one way or the other!

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  29. Looks like the cold season has caught up with you. Hope you feel better soon. Plenty of rest ok.

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  30. Take care. God bless you with speedy recovery and health.

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  31. This weekend, all the sleep that I've been getting has been helping.

    I'm finally feeling better!

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  32. Glad to hear that! I'm getting stuffy (yikes!)

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  33. feeling better yet hun? Happy Sunday my friend:)

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  34. Z,
    This miserable cold, finally coming to an end after a full week, started out with a stuffy nose -- and never really progressed to anything else (cough, sore throat, etc). But the sinus headache was incapacitating.

    I hope that you don't come down with this virus. It's plaguing the entire country now -- or so I hear.

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  35. Angel and Linda,
    I'm finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel of this miserable cold.

    One more day of rest, more or less, today; then, back to work tomorrow. I don't have the papers graded, but students will just have to wait. After all, I wait for them when they are sick!

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  36. So glad you're feeling better, AOW. I haven't had one of these things since I left the Middle-Atlantic region, but I have horrid memories of what it was like.

    I still think stress is a major contributing factor. I believe it "opens the door" to viruses when we don't feel it's legitimate to lay down on the job even though we desperately need a respite from "whatever."

    Prayer -- which for me is a process of
    f lifting my thought to something high above earthly cares and woes -- something that restores the Soul -- is a great help in getting through these crises.

    The more we focus our attention on God, the less we are apt to fret about this (very temporary) existence.

    Keep in the mend!

    ~ FT

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  37. Thanks, FT.

    I'm sure that stress is a factor. Post-holiday stress played a role in my being felled by this miserable virus, I'm sure.

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