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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Lack of sleep -:> coughing

just a little reminder that I'm still alive, and I've finally succumbed to the first chest cold of the year. I figure it's inevitable with young children, but it still sucks. I'm not helping by staying up late and getting up almost early (aka early enough to get us out the door and to school on time, but not early enough to get much else accomplished).

The worst part is there isn't much that can be done. I'm not really coughing much, but there's that tightness in the chest and the nasty taste that comes up when you do cough.

Finally, there's the semi-friendly but mostly complaining reminder that some of my co-workers (mostly my dept mgr) who would really rather I be at home and not coughing anywhere in his vicinity. Like I wouldn't rather be home in bed! But by the time I've dropped off the kids and figured how to pick them all up again and factored in the dogs and whether or not M will be at home, I'm really better of staying at work and drinking enough tea that I'm constantly running down the hall to the bathroom.


Jill in MA said...

Feel better!! I started with the chest cold 5 weeks ago and am still fighting off the string of illnesses that have followed.... Take care of yourself as much as you can so that it doesn't get worse.

Susan Z said...

Keep on top of it. They say 7-10 days on viruses so if you hit the two week mark...go see the doctor. We are finally more well than sick here. Let's hope it stays that way.

Ann in NJ said...

Definitely get more sleep! And drink water 'till it comes out your ears!

I find OJ helps, even though they say C is not the miracle vitamin, I figure the extra C, fluid, and other vitamins in the OJ can't hurt. And sadly, Robitussin to loosen up that mucus. Nastiest taste on earth, but it's an expectorant, so you'll at least be getting the gunk OUT when you cough. Hope you're better soon.

Lisa C said...

Yuck is right, I hope you feel better soon. John is getting his annual cough it seems too. Last one lasted 3 months and they couldn't do anything for it. So I hope yours clears up for you and you get some good sleep in the meantime. As nice as it would be to be at home, it's not always practical. Glad to hear you are still alive at least!