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14 January 2003 @ 06:25 pm
Blah :(  
I thought I was feeling out-of-sorts earlier just because I was tired and because thezeppo has gone, but no. It's now quite clear that I'm sick. I've sneezed a zillion times and blown my nose even more. My head is killing me and I am all stuffed up. I have another half an hour at work, then I am spraying Lysol all over everything and heading out. I will be stopping by the store on the way home, where I will stock up on the kleenex with aloe in it, soup, and cold/sinus meds. Then I will go home and go to bed.
(weatherby - I will come on and talk to you while I eat my soup)

David, I really hope I didn't get you sick, but whatever you do, don't breathe on heidi8! I will never forgive myself if I get her sick through you while she's preggers. :(
I feel: sicksick
furious george: daisies!weatherby on January 14th, 2003 01:58 pm (UTC)
Just got back from the dentist - I shall be online!
Vicki: Dariahermorrine on January 14th, 2003 04:34 pm (UTC)
I'm a bit late - are you still on??
queerasjohn on January 14th, 2003 02:11 pm (UTC)
Try raising your body temperature to help yourself fight it off. I find that hot port mixed with lemon works.
Vicki: OH Yeahhermorrine on January 14th, 2003 04:35 pm (UTC)
John, darling, I don't even know what port IS. I mean, I know it's alcohol, but beyond that I haven't a clue. Suffice it to say we haven't got any. I'm going to have soup and maybe tea - think that'll work?
queerasjohn on January 14th, 2003 05:13 pm (UTC)
Port is basically red wine fortified with brandy before it's casked.

Hot tea with brandy would work too. The basic point is that the alcohol elevates your body temperature in order to help your body fight off the cold virus. I think that the sugars in the alcohol also give your system a boost. Oh, yeah, forgot to mention that you should probably not take your fever-reducer (aspirin, acetaminophen (tylenol), or ibuprofen (motrin, advil) while you do the alcohol thing.

Um, yeah. My biology teacher swore by this in school. I, wanting sick days, didn't. :D
Vicki: can't fight the R/Hhermorrine on January 15th, 2003 06:47 am (UTC)
Haha, thanks for the explanation. That does sound kinda good, although that's probably a silly thing for me to say seeing as I've never had brandy either. It could be quite nasty. It doesn't matter in any case - I haven't got any and I'm not going to buy any. I am completely in the throes of a sinus infection. Waaah. I'd ask you to hold me but I don't want you to get my germs.