Cough, Cough, COUGH

In case anyone was wondering, I’ve been absent from the blogosphere for a few days because I’ve been sick. Not terminal. Not too serious. In fact, probably not too sick.

I’ve had a nagging Cough, Cough, COUGH for almost a week and I can hear the wheeze as I breath. But other than that, I feel fine … honest!

My daughter-in-law, an LPN, wanted to rush me to the doctor’s Monday. She didn’t like the wheeze. After a day of “Are you alright?” “Do you want me to call the doctor?” “You really SHOULD get that checked out!” “Don’t you think it’s TIME to call the doctor?” she threw her hands up and muttered, “That’s where your son gets his stubbornness from!”

She reminded me of Karen at that moment. Every winter I would come down with a cold and every winter I would drive her crazy with my home remedies of hot toddies, extra Cs, plenty of cough drops and staying hydrated. And she would always throw up her hands in despair, spin around and muttered words like “impossible” “exasperating” and, yes “stubborn”. In all those years, I think I caved in and went to the doctor’s maybe once or twice. One time it was bronchitis … but I knew it because I would get sharp pains when I coughed or breathed hard.

Over the past week, I really haven’t had much sleep. I do as much as I have to, then retire to my recliner for a nap. A couple of hours later, I did more work. And of course, this was our Christmas issue which requires a little more detail. Tuesday, for example, I took a nap around 2 p.m., worked from 4-8 p.m., was sleeping at 9 p.m. and worked for about three hours at 2:30 a.m. (Wednesday). My schedule revolved around my Cough, Cough, COUGH! And how long the cough drops worked.

This year has been a little different, though. Generally my sinuses swell, causing the drip, causing the cough and ultimately settling in my chest. I’m not sure where it settled this year. My sinuses are relatively clear, but I can feel the drip down my throat and the raspiness in my lungs (no pain, though). Last night, I know I had a fever {no I didn’t check it} … so I’m planning on making a doctor’s office trip today.

I’ll keep you posted.

My Cough, Cough, COUGH is the reason there was no Wednesday Writing this week. Wednesday I was not awake long enough to do any writing. Hint! Hint! You guys can help, especially the ladies.

THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: Instead of being critical and writing others off, take time to get to know them.

About wisdomfromafather

I'm just an ordinary guy walking along the journey of life.
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