That’s what’s great about the internet, you can’t catch my germs as we communicate.
I rarely got sick when I lived in Florida. I mean, I have other chronic health issues, but I rarely caught any kind of cold or flu. I had to rack my brain to remember the last time I was sick. In 2013 I had a nightmare-stomach-bug that had me lying on the bathroom floor with the shakes. After that settled down, it turned into a head cold. So, unless I’ve forgotten another time, that was the last time I came down with something. Eh, I had a good run.
I figured it would happen more often in Illinois, but I didn’t expect it to knock me off my feet completely. Whew! I haven’t had a chest cold in probably 25 years. This one is both a chest and head cold. In the past, I remember my chest hurting from coughing so much, but I don’t remember having labored breathing like I do with this one. I also lost my voice, which is a first. I even have a low grade fever. I think the last time I had one of those was when I was a child! Probably my advancing age this time.
I’ve had no mind for writing or blogging. I can’t focus on anything but marathon TV shows while laying around coughing, wheezing, sucking on lozenges and blowing my poor, raw nose. Can’t sleep either. I look at it this way, it’s my initiation into the great land of four seasons.
So, this is shorter than my usual post. I’m sure I’ve shared TMI, but it’s not like I haven’t done that before. Hope all you wonderful bloggers and readers are doing much better than I right now. Hopefully, I’ll be around to your blogs soon. I’ll leave comments open, but please forgive me if I don’t respond.
Blessings and be unified.
Have you ever had difficulty breathing from a chest cold or bronchitis? Do you have any tricks that help you feel better during a cold?