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I swear, I’ve never been sick this many times in my entire life. Maybe when I was a young child, but as an adult, I get my flu shot every year. I get regular check-ups with my physician. I don’t understand why I’ve been getting sick so easily these past few months. Having a cold is the worst, especially when you get one so close to your next travel plans.

Next weekend I’m going to Los Angeles to celebrate my niece’s 7th birthday, & get professional family portrait photos taken as a belated birthday gift from my sister to my mother. I’ve been struggling through this dumb cold for the past week. What started off as cold sores on the back of my tongue, making everything I ate taste super sour, & making swallowing &/or talking difficult, turned into sneezing, coughing, runny noses, & sore glands behind my ears.

I’d like to think I properly take good care of my health & my body. My eating habits have gradually become healthier with me eating more fruits & vegetables & cutting back on sugars & starches. I take multivitamins daily. I also regularly work out at the gym a few times a week.

I freaking hate being sick because whenever I do get sick, it hits me hard like a ton of bricks. I don’t just get a few sniffles & itchy eyes. I get the full works! Coughing like I have bronchitis. A runny nose that gets rubbed raw. Sneezing 3, 4, 5 times in a row…AND…sneezing so loud it A.) hurts the back of my throat, which quickly makes me lose my voice, & B.) it scares the hell out of the people living in the house with me. Plus, sometimes I will get a small tension headache or fever in the middle of my cold.

I try not to dope myself up with too many pills or medicinal syrups, but sometimes I get so frustrated with being sick that I wish I could chug a whole bottle of NyQuil in one go. This cold I’m having now is really putting my body through the wringer. It’s the weekend, & I want to enjoy the nice weather, but all I want to do is lie down on my bed & sleep right now. I hope I can get well before next weekend. Until then, cheers, I guess.

Today’s song of the day:

“Oh, Pretty Woman” by Roy Orbison


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The title of this post says it all.

Over the past two weeks, I’ve been battling through a mild yet persistent cold. On-and-Off coughing. Sinus pressure (in the beginning). Constant mucous/snot build-up. Runny nose. No sneezing, thankyouverymuch. Then, just when things are starting to look good, & I’m just about over the peak of my cold, BAM!!! I get some sort of illness, symptoms akin to a stomach bug or something like that.

It started a few nights ago when I decided to partake in some Vietnamese phở for dinner. I don’t think I should’ve ordered the soup noodles with the barely cooked beef in it. I think that’s what brought on this sickness I now am experiencing. (I probably didn’t let the beef cook long enough in the hot soup before taking a bite.) So now, I am having trouble keeping my food down. I can barely even so much as think about food without my stomach turning & waves of queasiness overtake me, causing me to want to dry heave repeatedly. Even as I’m typing this post, I’m struggling to hold my nausea at bay.

I surely feel as though these past few weeks, I just can’t seem to catch a break. One illness after another. I do take care of my body & my wellbeing. I just hope all of this blows over soon. I don’t know how much more of this I can take.

Cheers, I guess.

Today’s song of the day:
“Hard Enough” by Brandon Flowers (The Killers)
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I’m still not quite back to “work” yet writing more blog posts.  After my family emergency matter had been taken care of, I got seriously sick…like, a 102.1 degree fever kind of sick.  So, until I fully recover from whatever “plague” my niece gave to me, I’m still gonna be on a break for a while.

 

Later.

Well, my whole family is sick; I mean really sick.  My sister has been battling a cold on-and-off for weeks, a virus that she got from her kids.  My sister’s two (most awesomest) kids also have been sick on-and-off for the past few weeks.  My nephew got it the worst with a severe sore throat, shortness of breath, fever spells, diarrhea, & etc.  At least my niece is all well & good now, but last week during my nephew’s birthday everybody was on the outs.  My sister was on the down-slope of her virus roller coaster, my brother-in-law was just starting to feel that first-sign tickle in his throat, my mom was battling a runny nose & my dad was developing a nasty & severe chest congestion (one he’s been getting at the exact same time every year for the past 3 years).

Oh, & did I mention that I’ve been battling a cold virus + fever on-and-off ever since the Thanksgiving holidays?  I just recently discovered that I now have an ear infection to go along with my tapering sinus congestion & the last remnants of my own cold virus.  My fiancee was also on the outs as well, battling sinus & chest congestion which has since been remedied by taking lots of Mucinex™ & his mom’s miracle Cantonese-style herbal soup.

Needless to say, this has been an awkward 3 weeks.  We have all battled & powered through our various symptoms & viruses.  Some of us are still on this wacky roller coaster ride of ailing symptoms.  Some of us are just about to cross that metaphorical finish line.  I just hope everyone of us is well straight through into the new year.

Woof.

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