Monday, October 10, 2005

Diary of a Cold

Diary of a Cold

Last Saturday I had a lovely chat with my friend Verlaine. We talked about many things but one of them was colds and flu. He said that the zinc nasel gel is supposed to shorten the duration of a cold if one takes it right at the beginning. I resolved to try it the next time I got a cold.

I didnt expect it to be so soon. On Sunday afternoon, I started sneezing and coughing a little. I figure it was just allergies and ignored it. But, by 9pm, my nose was really running and I was TIRED. Even then, I figured it couldnt possibly be a real cold. I figured that some great power of suggestion was causing me to think I was getting a cold. I decided to go to bed early and get some extra sleep.

But when I woke up this morning and started sneezing violently and saying “I hab a code” instead of “I have a cold,” I knew I was in for it. I had to go to work though and didnt have time to go buy the zinc stuff until my lunch time. Each passing hours brought worsening symptoms. UGH. But, at noon, I bought the stuff and squirted it into my nose. Now...I guess I just have to squirt the stuff into my nose every four hours and see if it works. I have decided to use this blog to help me keep track of how I am feeling so that I can see if it actually shortens the time a cold lasts.

If I am better by the weekend, I will consider the zinc nose gel a success.

Oh, and I am happy to report that sticking gel up one’s nose isnt nearly as gross feeling as I thought it would be.


Anonymous said...

Do you think you got the stuff in time? What defines "at the beginning?"

Anonymous said...

i'll be visiting this one instead. there are too many times that i have clicked on your blog only to get the tblog is down message! looks good over here!

Chicalookate said...

I love zicam! It really does help.
I hope I can stay well until I get home from SF.