I know we’ve all had the cold stuff and some of us have had the flu stuff. Some of us have had it more than once. Why is that? Why after all this time, can’t they cure the common cold?
I know when one’s coming. You get that *funny feeling* in your throat. It doesn’t hurt but it’s there lurking. I always shout “GO AWAY! I’M NOT GETTING SICK AND YOU’RE NOT GETTING IN ME!!!” Of course that doesn’t work.
I really do believe that there’s nothing you can do. There are things that can comfort you and make you feel better but I really do believe that a cold is 3 days coming, 3 days there and 3 days leaving. That’s what my grandma used to say and I think it’s pretty true. It sneaks up on you and then hits you and then takes its sweet time leaving. I have noticed now that I’m not smoking, colds don’t hit me nearly as hard nor do I cough like my lungs are going to be coming up soon either.
I always use Vick’s. I use a q-tip and put it in my nose and I rub it on my chest. I eat Lipton Chicken Noodle Soup and drink 7-Up. I use Hall’s cherry or triple berry cough drops.
What do you do to ward off that ol’ cold? Do you do what your mom did for you or do you try all those medications that are “sure-fire ways” to ward it off or do you just let it run it’s course? I know people who always say take “this and this” and their colds last as long as mine so I’m pretty convinced there’s nothing you can do but try to be comfortable.
I couldn’t help but laugh when I saw this photo. Wouldn’t this be the neatest thing on some of *those* days??? LOL!!