It was one week ago tonight that I first noticed the telltale signs of something medically amiss in my body. I do feel I have made a bit of progress today. Nose has cleared up a bit, the coughing is less & not as severe as a few days ago. My voice level has come up a bit & hopefully within a few days I will be back to yelling at myself again. My eyes sealed up yesterday but that has cleared up as well. Remember as kid how some mornings you would wake up & your eyes were stuck closed with a crusty solution of crud. Happened to me yesterday & persisted all day. Gone now. And thankfully the sore throat has not returned. That was the most painful & worst part of this whole thing followed closely by the uncontrollable coughing.
Managed to put together about 3 hours of sleep last night plus a couple more this morning & that has been a big help. Kelly brought home some more medicines today that I am sure were specifically designed to gag a Walrus. Took a big swig of Robittuson something & nearly wrenched up my slippers. Popped an unflavored extra strength 'Fisherman's Friend' & popped it right back out again. You would think if we can put a man on the moon we should at least be able to make medicine taste better. That technology hasn't changed one bit since I was a kid. At least the stuff Kelly brought home from the health food store was palpable.
I am typing this tonight in my PJ's. I never even got out of the darn things all day & if I spend any more time in my recliner Kelly is going to have to call a moving company to have the chair & me taken to the hospital whereupon me & my best Pal will have to surgically separated.
I think if I can stitch a few more hours of sleep together tonight I might have a chance of getting ahead of this thing. I was even able to get one of my Soy Shakes down this afternoon for the first time so for sure that has sent fresh troops into battle. Also on the positive side, I have lost 5 pounds. Any loss of weight for me is a good thing. And, a big thanks to everyone who has sent in suggestions & remedies. Even the one about sticking my head up an elephan...........well, guess they were only trying to help.
Hasn't been anything in this post about RVing so let me leave you with this fine day from our travels in Arizona back on December 13th of 09...........TODAY WE FOUND THE CORNONADO CAVE.
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Gold in our Teeth
Stones in our Kidneys
Sugar in our Blood.
Lead in our Butt
Iron in our Arteries
And an inexhaustible supply of portable Natural Gas.
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