I almost never get sick … I pride myself on working through pain. Tooth infection? Nothing! Some pain killers and antibiotics and off I go to work. Ear infection? Nasty painful thing … but some more pain killers and antibiotics and off I go to work.
But today I felt just terrible. The nasty cold that has been brewing finally got me.
I had to leave work early today because I felt so stuffy and bad that I could not string a sentence together. I hate that. I don’t get sick! I just don’t. I am healthy and strong. I am a rock.
I grew up in house that did not allow for much illness or whining.
You think you’re sick? You don’t know sick. You just have a cold. A cold is nothing.
You will get better. Have some soup, take a Tylenol. At least you can walk…
Oh, the guilt. Okay, I am being a bit melodramatic. But I grew up with a very ill mother and sick was not an option. I had to help run the household and take care of things. A cold was not a big deal. A big illness would have been okay. My Mom was not uncaring but she did not have time for a cold slowing anyone down. A cold was nothing. But I never had a big illness. Just small annoying ones.
So, I went home early. I had a little a nap. I also had:
- 3 cups of echineachea tea (yuck)
- 6 COLD-fXÂ® capsules (3 more to go before bed)
- vitamin C
- Advil Cold tablets
I feel a bit drugged up now but don’t feel as bad as I did. It is a cold. A cold is nothing. I am a rock.
I think I need to have another nap. And some soup.