|A "Toon" picture I took of myself at work during the height of my COLD|
Not a pretty picture
How do you like that for a catchy title? Got your attention, right?
Folks that's how I feel now; like I've arisen from the dead. Regular followers of this blog (and you know who you are) know that I've been absent from the blogosphere for a couple of days. About three days to be precise which is very unusual for me.
So where have I been? Mostly sleeping, trying to shake this Zombie Cold. Wednesday I slept all day. Thursday I slept all day. Today, I arose from the dead.
This cold came on just as I was about to begin an "enhanced" work schedule at the hotel last weekend into New Year's. In past years when I've felt a cold coming on, I've been lucky that the worst of the cold occurred during my time off. I wasn't so lucky this time. The full brunt of this cold hit me Sunday night. I literally lost my voice. Not a good thing when one works at the front desk of a hotel. The most I could get out was a squeak. Plus, I felt LOUSY. Not so much with the runny nose and coughing, but just TIRED and ACHY all over.
I struggled through Monday, New Year's Eve. I could talk but I sounded like Lurch of the Adams Family. Anyone who knows me knows that I have a delightful, boyish tone to my voice. THAT voice was nowhere to be found New Year's Eve.
New Year's day I continued to slog through the day with my Lurch Voice. One caller really gave me a workout asking me to describe every room in the hotel then once I did that she wanted to do it all over again. Hey, I like talking but this was painful. I had to decline. She said she would call in the morning.
Wednesday I got relief. I got up for a breakfast of Walmart Multigrain cereal (taste like dust but has a load of vitamins) and a banana. Then back to BED THE WHOLE DAY.
I got up for lunch with was just chicken soup then back to bed. Popcorn and Canada Dry Ginger Ale for dinner (don't ask, this works for me).
I repeated this procedure on Thursday. Now phlegm that was coating my vocal cords was beginning to break up. I was coughing up the Hulk (same color green). TMI? Just telling it like it is.
|What I was coughing up|
This morning when I woke up I actually felt half way human again and I had my voice back, albeit with a lesbian like hoarseness. Actually, I think I sort of sounded sexy.
I'm still feeling blah, not my usual ornery self. I've lost about five pounds. What a way to lose weight. I wouldn't recommend it.
I figure by the time I go back to work on Sunday I'll be back to the Old Ron and have my youthful, Philly Twang voice back.
My annual cold has come and gone.
|Soon to return!|