Last weekend the two younger kids started up lovely, snotty headcolds. I made soothing noises and gave them juice and cold medicine and let them sleep, and went about my business. As expected, in two or three days they started to feel better. Unfortunately, about the same time they started feeling better, I started feeling worse. The little darlings had shared with Mom.
At first it didn't seem like it was going to be too bad - a slightly scratchy throat, some sinus pressure, nothing too drastic. It even stayed at the "not too bad" level for about three days. But today? Urgh. Today my head hurts and my throat is REALLY scratchy and I kind of want to crawl in my bed and whine for my mommy. Plus I did - something? - to my back, and it hurts if I even think about it too hard. I suppose that means it's good that I'm not capable of much thought right now. Maybe.
Right now my plan - such as it is - involves lots of liquids and cold meds and sleep sleep SLEEP, because I need to get rid of this thing pronto. Next Friday I'm supposed to get on a plane for South Carolina (because we need to find a place to live - I know, crazy, right?) and the thought of flying with my head all stuffed up like this is not making me happy. Actually it's making me cringe. But not going isn't an option, because tickets aren't refundable due to extreme snottiness and also we do still need that place to live. So! Any and all snot-be-gone thoughts, prayers, hints or tips will be greatly appreciated over the next few days. And I am truly grateful that it's nothing worse than just a stupid cold. It's just rotten timing. Blah.