Last Wednesday my throat started hurting. It wasn’t terribly surprising; with all the fires in the region and lack of rain, our air quality is horrid and my allergies are in full swing anyway – I chalked the soreness up to plain ol’ environmental irritation.

Thursday morning, swollen lymph nodes joined the chorus. As the day progressed, I steadily declined into a full-blown upper respiratory infection with impressive congestion and a hearty cough – but no fever, fatigue, or nausea.

By mid-day Friday my voice gave out (the coughing and post-nasal drip caused my vocal cords to swell) and laryngitis joined the party. Thank goodness for cold medicine, which helped me function relatively symptom-free during the day (though it didn’t restore my voice).

Today I’m off the “drugs”, letting my body recover while I consume vast quantities of tea and water to flush all this nonsense out. My voice is still gone (much to the amusement of anyone who asks me a question) but I feel quite a bit better. I’m really glad it was just a cold and not something more serious!

cold virus

Wash your hands, people.


About wonkydonkey

You want random? You got it. Mostly knitting and gardening, with some home improvements, pets, baking, family, and the occasional bad joke thrown in for good measure. This blog is mine; it is a place where I can insist upon proper grammar or break my own rules and degrade into slang on a whim. Either way, it's still mine. I love the Internet.
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One Response to Speechless

  1. Becky says:

    Yes please, washy washy!! Mikayla and John got it too!

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