The Not-So-Common Cold
- May 21, 2017
- Posted by: marlenedubois
- Category: Home Health Aide Training
How on earth can there be such a term as “the common cold”. My colds, I have found, are rarely common. Some sneak in along with also also I go through well to sick in a flash. Others begin with sneezing along with also also a runny nose along with also also then they burst into hacking coughing spasms. At various other times I cough a little with nose dripping yet I feel flat out awful. As I glance around along with also also listen to others with colds, I find of which we have far less in common than we do in common. As a result of This specific observation I currently state of which colds are unique to the time along with also also to the individual. The “common cold” is usually a phantom of the imagination.
Beginning in junior high I commenced having a continually runny nose. of which seemed of which no matter how healthy or ill I felt, my nose just liked to drip. Kleenexes became the joke as I filled every pocket, purse, along with also also cranny. I marvel of which This specific habit persists to This specific day. Research says of which the drip probably reflected allergies yet I have to wonder about This specific inside the dead of winter along with also also an on-going stream regardless of where I traveled, even overseas. Then three or four times each year the runny nose erupted into a cold. At least one of these was accompanied by a horrendous cough, aches along with also also pains, or a low-grade fever. Having had my tonsils extracted when I was four I avoided recurring bouts of tonsillitis, yet I did have frequent painful sore throats.
As I moved into adulthood the regular pattern continued until my children commenced daycare along with also also public school. Of course they each took turns contracting the virus of the day along with also also generously brought of which home to share. As I was teaching junior high at the time, I lugged home my fair share of germs as well. We took on a coughing/healthy arrangement, tossing illness through one non-eager participant to another. My two sons, my daughter, along with also also I dueled for the worst cough versus the most days of great health. While often a trip to the doctor helped my three children, of which was a rare day of which anything worked for me various other than some very strong cough syrup. along with also also my husband, bless his soul, refused to be sick even for a day.
When I turned 60, the kids had all left the house, I worked in schools only on a volunteer basis, along with also also excellent health reigned. At first I credited my life style change to my fresh vigor along with also also then I ascribed of which to my flu shot. Eventually I added the fact of which I ate well, paying attention to partake of only high-quality, nutritious foods. I exercised, dressed warmly or lightly as the weather dictated. along with also also for about three years colds resulted just once a year, along with also also which has a few days of extreme rest, I could beat them in 7 to 10 days. I had discovered my personal Fountain of Health.
However, 2015 has reintroduced cold season at its finest. I chopped through January which has a terrible cold of which began on brand new Year’s Day along with also also only let up at the end of the month. I reduced exercise along with also also increased rest, yet of which lingered all the same. February seemed better until near the end when my old friend returned along with also also exhaustion along with also also coughing renewed their power. By mid-March I was on my feet Yet again along with also also ready to launch into all of the projects of which I had not been able to complete as I had reclined in recuperation mode. After two weeks of health, guess what? My cold returned, This specific time which has a wracking of which scared even me. A Half marathon had to be cancelled (along with also also if you are a runner you realize the anguish This specific caused!) along with also also I took to cozy couch along with also also bed yet again.
April is usually upon me as my nose blowing endures along with also also my cough is usually ever-present. I force myself into action when non-action feels counterproductive, along with also also then I lapse into a huddled heap yet again. The common cold, so uncommonly original in each of my bouts, has usurped my health yet again. Oh, how a long for the next few weeks to melt away in order of which This specific cold will disappear along with also also maybe late spring along with also also summer will revitalize my zest along with also also drive the drips to extinction. inside the meantime, rest along with also also Kleenex are constant companions.