I love everything about the winter season except for the traveling cold and influenza viruses. I don’t get sick often, but in a calendar year I know for sure I’ll get sick once in the winter and once in the summertime. That is how my body’s circadian rhythm works and I’ve grown accustomed to it; somewhat. Yet, it’s rare for me to come down with the sniffling and coughing this early in the winter season. So, I’ll lay all the blame on the numerous family gatherings and parties I attended this past holiday season.
What really surprised me about my cold this time around, assuming that’s what I’ve come down with, is that every day a new symptom arrived in the race to make me feel sicker and more uncomfortable as the days rolled by. So, without further ado below is the play-by-play of my symptoms. Bear in mind that each symptom presented itself punctually; right at the moment I woke up everyday.
Day 1: Itchy throat. I knew this was the start of something unpleasant so I started brewing ginger tea with lemon and honey and drank it throughout the day; which helped soothe my throat but didn’t cure it.
Day 2: Sore throat. I started gargling with warm water and salt every chance I got. It helped soothe my throat at the moment, but I still felt pain swallowing my saliva.
Day 3: Itchy cough plus sore throat. Uggh…this was the worst symptom of all. No need to expand on how uncomfortable this was.
Day 4: Mucousal cough. My cough turned from a dry one to one that made me cough up mucous. Not pleasant.
Day 5: Finally I arrived at my worst enemy; a stuffed nose.
So that’s where I am right now hoping that my intake of herbal teas and citrus fruits will help me tide this sickness over. I wonder if anyone out there has noticed how their symptoms worsen when they get sick. Maybe I have too much time on my hands…oh, well! Here’s hoping I feel better tomorrow.
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