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!!!

4 comments:

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 @
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nin_Jiom_Pei_Pa_Koa
http://ninjiom.50webs.com/

fishwithoutbicycle said...

Hi Teresa,

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

Fish

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.

Fish