Monday, December 10, 2007

WHEN NASAL SPRAY ATTACKS AND YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM DOESN'T

BLAH!!! That is the only way to adequately describe how I feel right now. My taking the Cold FX pills only warded off the inevitable it seems. Friday my immune system went on strike and let all the little bad germs take over. Alas - to think I wouldn't get sick was too good to be true. Case in point, I spent most of my week-end sniffling and complaining as a man would. How embarrassing to admit!!!

Saturday, I literally stayed in my pajamas ALL DAY! That's right - I'll admit it and I'll you something else - I'd do it again! This isn't to say that the bed and the jammies united all day. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO my friends. Instead I cleaned the kitchen, dusted, cleaned the floors and did four loads of kid laundry. I may wear jammies, but that doesn't make me lazy. Or does it....

Sunday I stayed in bed until 11:00am. I woke up, ate some soup, crabbed a bit, and then went for a nap from 1:00-3:30. After that, I FINALLY took off the jammies (remember I'd been wearing them since Friday night), got dressed, and Jarrett took us all out for dinner. After, came home, put kids to bed, got back in NEW jammies, and sat around waiting to take Nyquil and go to sleep.

I have made a few observations during my week-end. 1. Nasal spray sometimes hurts more than it helps. I took my Dayquils and in spite of them, still couldn't breathe through my right nostril. So Jarrett tells me to use the nasal spray. I do and I swear to God I thought my head was going to spontaneously combust!!! BURNT LIKE HELL!! I'm swearing, I'm rocking on my heals, my eyes are watering and he asks me, "What is your problem?" What is my problem?? My cheek to my eye socket is burning in the ravaging pits of hell!! He asks me if I can breathe. Seriously? Well actually yes, but every breath feels like my nasal cavity is burning into my brain! 2. Nyquil is wonderful but the medicine head the next day is like a proverbial hangover. Why can't they make a wake-the-hell-up pill that accompanies this? They now have those hangover pills (no I don't take them!). I'm thinking can't they make something like that for us poor people who are walking around like drug-induced zombies the next day? 3. When husbands say to you, "But you slept all day, how can you be tired" do they just forget how THEY feel when they are sick? Seriously guys. I mean everyone knows when you are sick, the quality of your sleep is pretty sub-par at best. I mean between getting up to blow your nose, getting up to realize you can only breathe through your mouth (lest the dreaded burning nasal spray), getting poked at by your significant other because you can't breathe and you are snoring (ah poetic justice if you ask me!)- you aren't exactly sleeping beauty. How can I be tired? I'll remember that line the next time you are sick dear.

Today it's a bit better. I feel kinda-not-quite human. I'm not happy to look outside and see it snowed outside and the only thing that could possibly get around out there is a Yettie or a Yettie with a snowmobile. I don't want to take the kids to school. Not because I can't drive - but because of all the other idiots out there that think it's June or something. And the worst part? I have to take off my jammies - the staple of my mere ill existence. So if you have any good antibodies you'd like to contribute to "Make a blogger feel better" please do so.

7 comments:

Noemi said...

Hope you feel better soon! We miss you here in blog land!

MamaLee said...

There is NOTHING wrong with hanging in the jammas. But feel 100% soon, dear girl!

XOXO

Jenny said...

It doesn't matter if guys remember how they feel when they're sick, they just don't think we are ever as sick as them. Because we still have to function on some level to take care of the kids and the house. The same cold hit me, my hubby and the kids last year. The difference? I got no breaks and no naps and he only got out of bed to collapse in the chair. Ah, must be nice.

My suggestion? Change out of the jammies if you must leave the house, then get right back in them when you come home. Oh, and take the Dayquil with a Mountain Dew. It helps schlup off the effects of the Nyquil. LOL

Feel better soon!!

Slick said...

Dang girl, it's the 17th. Hope you're feeling better!

Fratzels said...

I do hope you are feeling better soon. I keep checking back hoping to hear that the nasal spray finally did its job.

James G. Jones said...

Cure for the "burning nasal spray" thing: use one of those nasal irrigation squeeze bottles (a weak saline solution). It will wash away the nasal spray and stop the burning quick like.

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