Thursday, February 23, 2006


I keep trying to tell myself it's just bad, bad allergies. But I think it's a cold. On the other hand, as Jim points out, since a cold is a virus, and there's no cure, you can only treat the symptoms. Which, it turns out, you treat with exactly the same stuff as allergies: antihistamines, ibuprofen, decongestant, and lots and lots of Kleenex.

When I was a kid, I used to get "colds" that lasted for up to three months. As an adult, I now realize I didn't have three-month-long colds--there's no such thing. There are, however, three-month-long bouts of allergies brought on by living in a house with a three-pack-a-day smoker. (Notice the symmetry....) Funny how after my dad (the smoker) died, I rarely had a cold or even allergies (not for many years anyway). What a coincidence.

Last week marked the 32nd anniversary of Dad's death. My brother would probably say this week's cold was a sign that my resistance was down, sort of out of respect for Dad. My brother's probably right.


Blogger Rebecca said...

So sorry you're sick..... feel better! And it's nice to think that maybe it is a tribute, in some way..... :)

6:12 PM  

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