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Pampered Chef: OT - End of Summer Colds SUCK

  1. cwinter474

    cwinter474 Veteran Member Gold Member


    I feel like poopy! I have the headache from hell, lights and sounds are killing me, my bodyaches ALL over, specially my neck. My chest feels tight and thick. Starting to cough. Eyes watery. Fever ranging from 100.4 to 101.9. And at night I'm having adult asthma (? not spelt right I know)

    I just want to curl up and sleep. I hate being sick!!!!
    Aug 25, 2009
  2. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

    Ugh - I so relate. Your post sounds like my past week. DS and I both had it - it was miserable. We still have congestion, but feeling much better now. Hope you're feeling better soon!
    Aug 25, 2009
  3. pampchefsarah

    pampchefsarah Senior Member Gold Member

    Sweat it out. Seriously - this may sound weird, but when I feel a cold coming on, there's nothing better than sitting in a stifling hot car with the windows rolled up. The stuffier the car, the less stuffy my sinuses!! When I had a cold a week and a half ago, I got in my car after work, and drove as far towards home as I could stand before opening the windows (maybe 15 or 20 miles). The next day I had a show, and I was sweating the whole time I was standing (but, it wasn't until I sat down and relaxed that I started feeling bad again). A couple of nights later we were cooking for a 125 people for an event, and my recruit's house has only 1 window unit for air conditioning. By the next morning, I felt completely better.

    I know you're feeling bad, but if you can get some aerobic exercise in, or at the very least take a really hot shower, it might help.
    Aug 25, 2009
  4. cwinter474

    cwinter474 Veteran Member Gold Member

    Sarah, I love ya but, believe me aerobic exercise doesn't happen when I feel 100%, but it did give me a good laugh. Sorry, but it did.

    I have tried the hot shower, even did the Vicks disc thing. Did get my sinus starting to drain. The car thing is a good idea, Here is OK we are still in the high 90's so I don't think it will take long. Thanks for the idea!
    Aug 25, 2009
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