Monday, 18 April 2011

I Got Chills, They're Multiplying...

Ugh, I'm sick. It's been a week now and no sign of a reprieve, this lurgy is lingering!! Last week's head cold has morphed into a nagging chesty cough that stops me from falling asleep and wakes me up early despite my being dosed up on about 3 different medications. I get the worst coughing fits where my stomach crunches into a fist threatening to expel anything recently consumed - seriously the only positive to this illness is the lack of an appetite since I plan to squeeze into a bikini about 3months from now* - and any minute now I expect to cough up a lung. Joy!! Seriously I'm a big mess if I were a dog I would have been put out of my misery. Really really really wishing I'd had that flu jab now, although it probably wouldn't have done much good as I was Googling my symptoms and uh-oh I'm thinking tuberculosis!!

Oh dear!!

Poor me!!

Seriously though I'm thinking a day off work might be in order tomorrow, or at the very least a late arrival. I was off last Tuesday too when my symptoms first hit, hoping that a day of rest would head it off at the pass, but sadly that scenario didn't exactly go to plan. At least I look ill this week with my blood shot eyes and pallid complexion, last week I was all flushed and walking around looking like the picture of health, it was only when I spoke that you could tell I wasn't all together compos mentis since I was only capable of emitting a high pitched squeak. Sadly no benefit of the sexy Demi Moore style rasp that often accompanies a sore throat.

I know how this dog feels!!

*I've literally been working my arse off, alternately taking Pilates and total body conditioning classes 5 or 6 times a week consistently since way back in January and I am finally starting to like what I see. I even tried my bikini on yesterday and while I'm not quite ready to stromp along the beach in it everything is heading in the right direction. Inwards!! Yay!!!


Teresa said...

Pei pa koa is pretty decent cough medicine (from herbal as I remembered), great non alcoholic medicine, some western cough medicine are more effective, but this is non drowsy.

You can access info online @

fishwithoutbicycle said...

Hi Teresa,

Thanks for the recommendation, I'll look into it. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.


Kitty said...

ha, I love the angry face!

I am really inspired by your gym-going. I have been nothing short of a potato sack on the sofa, with all my monthly payments going to someone's rental on the Rivera.

Good for you for being so active!
I hope you feel better soon with all the maladies.

fishwithoutbicycle said...

Hi Kitty, I so want that dog, I bet it's a sweetheart 90% of the time :-)

Thanks for the good wishes, hope you are doing well.