Wednesday, February 4, 2009

There Is No Shame In Admitting Defeat

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.


HW said...

See. Doctor. Now.

I bet you have a sinus infection or something and you need some antibiotics.

Keeping good thoughts for you.

Mental P Mama said...

The visual. It's killing me;) Feel better soon.

Astarte said...

I'm sorry, but I'm laughing like a fiend thinking about you and your crusty snot rag! Oh, you poor, pathetic thing. It's time to go to bed, directly to bed, do not pass go, do not go to work.

Farrell said...

I'm sorry you are feeling terrible but that was the best "i have a cold" post I've ever read - I laughed out loud!

Karen Deborah said...

You really are not supposed to be that funny when you feel that bad. I am feeling guilty for laughing at your misery! Sinus infection, not good, yes you need drugs, prescription drugs called antibiotics, good cough syrup is nice too, and an electric blanket. Poor baby, get well soon. I won't even tell you how long I had that bad cold, it ain't pretty.