Posts tagged ‘cold’

Feeling under the Weather

I’m feeling under the weather. I have this chilly sensation that indicates the presence of a cold. I have a runny nose. I find myself sneezing, too, at the most inopportune time.

Last night, I was breathing noisily. I had problem going to sleep. when I finally fell asleep, I probably snored. Even though I didn’t hear it, I must have sounded like a pig taking a nap after a hearty meal.

I must have gotten this cold from somebody, but it would be hard to pinpoint from whom. Science has advanced so much that nowadays people can hide their cold symptoms by taking drugs like cough suppressants that prevent the cough reflex from doing its job when the throat gets irritated.

Since the incubation period takes about 3 days, I assume that I caught the virus last Friday. By coincidence, I had lunch on that day with a former co-worker and friend in a crowded all-you-can eat Chinese buffet. We were accompanied by another person with a small and bushy moustache with tips arching up. Could either one of them be the source of the virus? We were sitting close together. I wonder if it started getting into my system right then and there. I was in a vulnerable state enjoying the food and good conversation.

In fairness to my lunch companions, they didn’t show any symptoms of the disease. In my estimation, both were fairly in good health. They looked at me straight in the eye. They ate heartily, sampling most of the items from the buffet table. My friend might appeared a little bit down, but that was understandable since he just lost his job.

Well, I’m not going to blame anybody. It’s about time that I should get a cold anyway. The temperature has started to dip into the low 30s at night. Soon it’ll be winter. I better get used to it.

December 16, 2013 at 6:46 pm 14 comments

Left in the Cold


 
I thought I’m done with the cold but it looks like it’s making a comeback. I feel my throat is getting itchy again. I guess this on and off fling with the cold virus should be expected as we’re still in the midst of winter. I’ve been trying my best to avoid getting a cold again.

I follow the recommended suggestions like washing my hands often, drinking plenty of fluids, keeping myself warm, and not picking my nose even if nobody’s looking. But cold is so highly contagious that there’s no foolproof method of avoiding the infection. A carrier of the virus can be compared to a suicide bomber. All he needs is a slight misstep on your part to seal your doom.

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March 4, 2013 at 6:04 pm 13 comments

The Secret Is Out


Charlie Brown and Linus – Charles Schulz

I’ve been keeping this secret for sometime and it appears I can’t hide it any longer. For days my co-workers have been speculating about the nature of my disease, but now the truth is out. One of them spotted me buying Halls Menthol at the corner store.

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March 23, 2011 at 1:19 am 18 comments


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