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Gone Fishin’

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STATUS: I wish. Home sick today. Again. Sorry about the blog silence.

What’s playing on the iPod right now? Nothing at the moment.

Yes, this nasty crud is going on 11 days now. I talked with my doctor this morning and she said that this bad cold is lasting from 2 to 3 weeks with the sufferer occasionally feeling better only to be smacked down worse the next day.

Great. So I think I’m mending and it’s just misdirection.

This also means I have, on average, another 4 to 10 days to enjoy this crud. Shoot me now!

I do hope to be back in the office tomorrow…

28 Responses

  1. Carradee said:

    Aw! There’s a nasty flu going around over by the Appalachains (and please don’t ask me to spell properly after 8pm).


    I’ll pray that you get better soon!

  2. DebraLSchubert said:

    The only good thing about getting sick is that it emphasizes the beauty of feeling well. Like many things in life, feeling good is easy to take for granted. That said, I’m sorry it’s hanging on for so long. Feel better soon. We need your words of wisdom.

  3. Shelli said:

    just snuggle up with all your queries and manuscripts and catch up on some reading – hopefully good reading. Feel better and take care of yourself!

  4. Tiffany Schmidt said:

    It’s been an awful cold and flu season this year; take care of yourself and rest up. The worst thing you could do would be to push yourself too hard and end up back in bed on day # 11. Make some tea, find a good book (or a marathon of House episodes), and hibernate until the crud is gone.

  5. Anonymous said:

    Send someone to Vitamin Cottage – buy “Cold Snap” – the capsules, NOT the tea… Take two capsules every 20 minutes for an hour. It’s amazing how well it works on the common cold virus symptoms without a “drugged” feeling. 🙂 If you can ignore the bottle’s claim that the pills will “restore your righteous chi”, it really is a nice little symptom remedy.

    Personally, I prefer my “chi” a little unrighteous… but then that’s just me.

  6. Anonymous said:

    Wow, I had that. You have my sympathy! It did indeed last nearly 3 weeks. I hope you feel better soon.


  7. Marie said:

    I always find it helpful to eat tons of my favorite foods, as long as I still have an appetite. 🙂 At least it makes me feel temporarily better! Many wishes for a speedy recovery. <3

  8. Risa said:

    The thing to watch out for is if you just keep getting worse.

    I had the same cold for almost 3 weeks and just as I felt better, I felt much worse the next day onwards. Turns out, it went into bad sinus infection needing drugs…five weeks total. Ugh.

    So really pay attention to your own sense of how it is progressing!

    Hope you feel better soon 🙂

  9. Cat said:

    Never give up hope but as my granddad used to say: A flue lasts 3 weeks without the doctor and 21 days with.

    Get well, soon.

  10. magolla said:

    Ugh, I hope you feel better soon, Kristin. It sounds as if the crud is finally moving inland from the coasts.
    I just hope it won’t hit the ski areas next week! But then again, I like the idea of Spring break with less people on the slopes.

  11. Joseph said:

    Yes, it’s worth de-lurking to send get well wishes your way. The only way I can cheer myself up when I’m ill is to remember all the crazed names my mother had for different forms of illness. In no particular order or hierarchy of severity, they were:

    Uddy Cruddies.
    Rumbly Tumblies (And not in a Pooh-like, “I’ve got a rumbly in my tumbly . . .On the other hand, I did end up with an almost perfect Winnie the Pooh impersonation because of it.)
    Achey Cakey cannot Wakey.
    And of course, my personal favorite . . .


    Well, okay, not may favorite malady but my favorite name for a malady.

    Here’s hoping you get over your Uddie Cruddies soon. 🙂

  12. Amy Jane (Untangling Tales) said:

    From my own experience the feel-better/smack-down combo has a strong connection with the impatient Sickie jumping too soon back into real life.

    So when (*when!*) you start feeling better, try (TRY) to give it at least two days in a row before you return to your full output.

    Your body will thank you.

    Anyway. RAFTS (random advice from a total stranger, but reasonable, I think.)

  13. Judy said:

    Feel better soon, Kristin. What works for me, since everyone is giving advice, is zinc. Zinc ‘reduces the severety and duration of a cold,’ and seems to work pretty well…especially if you start taking it at the first signs (I know…a little late for that, now). Zy-Cam is my preferred brand…comes as lozengers or nasal gel.

  14. Anonymous said:

    I had it too, and I’ll echo the advice about taking it easy for the first couple days afterwards. I was fortunate in that my fever broke just before a weekend and I was able to spend a couple days napping. By Monday I was more or less human again.

    Anyway, I feel your pain. Or sniffles, whatever. Best wishes for a swift recovery!