Saturday, February 28, 2009

Watermelon Head

You may or may not have noticed my sparse appearance in the blogiverse this week. My MIA status can be blamed on a horrible, terrible, not good head cold. I have been expecting to get sick, with how thin I have stretched myself, and I suppose it turned out to be a self fulfilling prophecy.

Things I hate about being sick:

The feeling that your head will explode at any given moment.

Red, puffy, swollen eyes that won't stop crying.

Red, irritated nose that would give Rudolf a run for his money.

Sneezing, with a seismic rating of 8.0 on the Richter scale. Can we say the big one?

The feverish chills and sweating episodes.

Ears that are plugged and feel like you are underwater.

The waterfall of yucky stuff coming from your sinuses, requiring the use of 10 boxes of Kleenex and 6 rolls of TP.

Children who insist that life go on as normal such as meals and transportation.

Yesterday, my husband was home and I went to bed at 2 o'clock in the afternoon, after taking all the cold medicine I could find. I had a fitful 5 hour nap, was up for a few hours, and then spent the rest of the night tossing and turning.

Surely it can't go on for that long. I have been drinking about 3 or 4 emergencies a day. That's probably enough vitamin C to kill the wost of any virus. We will see. In the mean time I will just have to get used to feeling like me head is the size of a watermelon.


Kristina P. said...

Pat, that's the worst! I hope you feel better soon!

Anjeny said...

Awww, I'm sorry Pat. You should rest, tell those kids to vent for themselves for a while, they can survive on pb and j sandwiches.

Hope you feel better soon!!

Jen said...

I have a sleeping remedy for you that totally works - even with the worst I-am-pregnant-and-can't-take-any-meds cold! If your interested (or desperate), email me jlvbaxter at yahoo dot com. If you do it, you will breath. At least for a little while.

val of the south said...

I am suffering with you sista, 'cause that's the kind of blogging friend I am! Isn't it miserable? Did you see the Neti pot over at Alysons? I am soooo tempted!

I hope you feel better, and that your watermelon is the size of the cute all heart kind real soon!!

Nutty Hamster Chick said...

Thanks everyone for the sympathy. Yes Val I did read about the Neti pot and sat at Walgreens considering if it was worth the $15. I just keep thinking that any day now I will wake up and feel better.

val of the south said...

I'll let you know if it's worth it, I just sent my husband to buy me ox is so in the mire!!

The Crash Test Dummy said...

Oh Pat! You poor dear! You always make us feel like we're right inside your head and this trip inside your head was . . . crowded!

Hope you get better soon.