Thursday, July 19, 2007


Tuesday afternoon I started to feel like I was coming down with something really evil, like strep throat or throat was killing me and I had a slight fever. It made it hard to enjoy my bday dinner and whatever should have happened afterwards, in fact, sadly I was in bed by 1Opm...Wednesday I woke up feeling much better, less of a sore throat, no fever. I even felt well enough to go for a 4 mile run.

This morning, I feel like someone poured cement down my throat and it's starting to harden. I can't breathe. I feel like a bobblehead. When I open my mouth to speak {and mind you, I'm in my apartment by myself, so I'm sitting here basically talking to myself like a loser} I sound like a 7O year old woman who smokes 3 packs of Marlboro Reds an hour.

I cannot, cannot, will not, cannot be sick. Not today. Not now. Not three days before the
Nautica NYC Triathlon

I really feel like I might cry.

In addition to needing to spend all of Sunday morning being Little Miss Athlete, I'm supposed to be leaving for the Outer Banks on Tuesday.

Anyone got any remedies for getting rid of a cold? I'll do anything. I'll even eat a frog if i have to.


Colleen said...

A few methods: I try to bomb myself with those like $5 juices with all the vitamins in them (Naked & Odwalla brands), and also Emer-gen-C which is like 8000% dose of Vitamin C.
Also there is this green powder you can get at the health food store called Super Green, but make sure you ask for the real stuff, appaently there's a lot of imitations.
Also psyllocillum, or something like that available at drugstores, it's tiny sweet pellets in little vials that you take twice a day, though that is more for flu, it seemed to work quickly on my coldish symptoms recently.

i like cheese said...

Thanks! Heading to Ye Olde Vitamin Shoppe as we speak!

5 of 9er said...

I'd try the frog thing... it just might work. Good luck... and don't stress out - that'll just make it worse.

Ha Ha Sound said...

Also, those mentholated cough drops work well and, if you have a fever, use Mucinex. It's cold medicine available at any Duane Reade. It's expensive, but well worth it.

I hope that you feel better.

beagle said...


charm city cupcake said...

I hope you are feeling better and kicking ass in the triathlon!!!


pistolah said...

are you feeling any better? hope so!

emily said...

So Cheese, how did it go? Hope you were feeling better in time!