Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Work in Progress Wednesday - Casting Out a Cold

Happy Wednesday, lovies! I hope you've all been creating and doing wonderful things! Let me know what you have in progress either in the comments or on your blogs. If you blog, share the link in comments so I can be sure to visit you!

I've been struck down by quite literally my 6th serious cold in the past 6 months. This time my husband caught it too and we spent an ever so romantic evening last night lounging on opposite ends of the couch sneezing, wheezing, sniffling and sipping tea. We went off to our day jobs feeling equally crummy but something odd happened when I came home... he is barely stuffy, runny, wheezy or sneezy. It's as if he wasn't ill yesterday at all.

I, on the other hand, can barely breathe from my simultaneously stuffy and runny nose, have quite the raw throat, am coughing, red nosed and generally worn out. Also, my sinuses are being effected a bit too strongly by gravity and leaning over is putting far more pressure on the front of my face than I'd like.

I have imbibed more than a dozen large mugs of tea, most stirred with copious amounts of honey and lemon. I've sprinkled cinnamon on top of a few cups of the herbal stuff when I wanted something less bitter. I've been consuming food as usual and resting whenever possible, but I know from past experience that colds tend to linger with me for what feels like an eternity.

Tomorrow I have the day off and plan to get plenty of rest, rejuvenation and tea interrupting only to make a trip for fresh chicken soup and to ship something out. Friday, however, I need to be up and out of the house at 5:00am and as such need to be feeling well enough for a solid night's sleep. I'd also like to be healed enough to make it through my final marathon shift before the new availability I submitted goes into effect and still have enough energy to go to Apple Fest in NC this weekend.

So my dears, I'm asking you all... what do you do to cast out a cold or to gain yourself a few hours of relief?


  1. I'd like to give you some natural relief in a tea- but frankly, I'm more of a nyquil kind of a girl- or anything with that outlawed psuedosomething drug works for me. I usually takle nyquil and sleep all day for three days then I feel better.
    peppermint tea is supposed to help.

  2. My sinuses always get stuffed up with a cold so I decided I'd try a Neti pot. Those are the little pots you use to rinse your sinuses out with salt water. Every since I started to use my neti pot regularly (once or twice a day) I've had fewer colds and sinus problems.
    But you can't use the neti pot when your sinuses are blocked up. You have to wait until you can breathe through both nostrils to use it properly.

  3. I've had about as many colds as you this year you poor thing....and I never get sick.
    The kids have all been sick this past week too. I don't know if it will help but I'm going to do a cleansing and sweep out all the negative germs with my bessom and smudge the house this weekend. I'm so sick of being sick this year! I can feel another cold coming on :(
    Hope you feel better soon

  4. Ugh! Colds are no fun. Hubby is over a cold in a blink of an eye, but I'm like you when it comes to colds, they just linger and linger. I have yet to find a homemade remedy that works miracles. I just drink my green tea and sleep whenever I can. I find a warm washcloth over my eyes helps get the sinuses draining and the blood flowing which brings some relief. Hope you feel better soon!!

  5. Healing thoughts from Hungary!:)
    When I get cold, I drink loads and loads of tea and snug myself under a heavy blanket - which is extremely awful task when it is around 35 C outside:) But I am very rarely ill.

  6. ~sending healing blessings your way...uuugghhh...i take a hot shower or bath with eucalyptus oil, lots of rosehip tea (for vit c) and rest away...may you return to your better health real soon...warm wishes and brightest blessings~

  7. Sending healing thoughts & energies your way ASAP!
    *hugs*, oh yes, and I'm sending some hugs too... ^-^

    Thank you for the love & strength you sent our way. It means a lot to us both.

    I usually ingest echinacea via pills & tea. A LOT of echinacea... o_O

    I drink Gypsy Cold Care or Throat Coat tea. Also, Bija makes an awesome Cold Stop tea that has always been very successful for me.

    I also am a fan of Day/Ny quil. Don't bother with the stuff you find on the shelf, but go to the pharmacy counter & ask for the stuff they've got behind the counter. It has pseudoephedrine in it & will kick your cold's ass... You'll have to probably show ID though, to prove you're over 18. And the night time stuff may really knock you out...

    Best wishes & may you get better quickly! Hugs, hugs & more hugs. ^-^

  8. Sleep through it as much as you can,
    I just added a yummy and quick biscuit recipe on my blog to go with all that tea and honey. hope you feel better.


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