I have been sick for EIGHT DAYS. That’s EIGHT days of dealing with this nasty cold. Actually, it first started with a tickle in my throat on January 24th, which would technically make it 10 days. But who’s counting???? This morning was the straw that broke the camel’s back. I woke up feeling poorly (yet again) and my left eye was watering like crazy. That shortly turned into a burning sensation. Which evolved into light sensitivity in that eye.
As I was driving to work this morning, my nose started to drip…..and I had no tissue in the car. I frantically dug around with my bad eye squinted shut to block the light. I came up with a crunchy yellow napkin from the glove box. I shoved the napkin up my nose and my eye started to water yet again. I found my sunglasses and put them on over my glasses. That’s how I drove to work this morning, with a yellow, crunchy napkin shoved up my nose, my sunglasses on over my regular glasses with one red eye squinted shut. I am not bringing the sexy back. I would even go so far as to say that the sexy is not even on the same planet as me. Oh, did I mention I wore thermal underwear today? It was a whopping 15 degrees here, with a wind chill of 5 degrees…..that’s 5 degrees……in Tennessee. Yep, I am a walking billboard for sexiness.
I concede to this cold. I readily accept defeat. I wave my white flag of surrender. I knew I was done when I broke down in tears at my desk this morning. With mucus clogging my nose and my red, burning eye, the hacking cough and sore throat, I cried like the baby I am. Walk in clinic, here I come. See, surrender is not so bad. Now maybe I can get some good drugs.