Not feeling so wonderful. I have either a heavy cold or a mild case of influenza. Fever, night sweats, aches, sore throat, coughing, sneezing and all that jazz. Nothing the Quack can do anything about as antibiotics are merely placebos when it comes to viruses.

So I’m just hunkering down, trying not to dribble snot and cough green chunks all over the place. Taking plenty of fluids and as much exercise as I feel comfortable with. Letting my immune system do its thing. Helping things along with the occasional medicinal hot toddy; 1 large measure blend whiskey (Not Single Malt you heathen!) to equal amount of hot water, stir in 1 teaspoon of brown sugar, stir until dissolved, taking paracetamol (Acetaminophen) for the fever and decongestants for the snottiness. Yes I know it’s not a cure, but the alcohol and sugar hit does take the edge off the worst symptoms.

I should be all better by the Saturday. Or Sunday. Or Monday. Possibly.

3 thoughts on “Grot”

  1. If you need to be miserable, be miserable. If you need to be numbed, be numbed. Sometimes you just have to ride it out, unfortunately. I hope you feel better soon, Bill, I have good feelings about Spring this year!


  2. No, It isn’t a cure. What’s a cure, though? If it’s something that makes you feel better, well…


    1. Julia; agreed, the hot toddy makes me a little light headed so I don’t mind feeling snotty and grotty. Well, not so much. Maybe I should increase the dosage?


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