Thursday, March 08, 2007

Just some general self pity.

I'm afraid I'm going to have to just toss the idea of the Stealth Duathlon next weekend. It's really frustrating and I'm pretty pissed about it. I tried running yesterday, and as soon as my heartrate reached the top of zone 2 I started doubling over coughing. I seem to have strained a muscle from coughing, which hurts like hell.
Also, at some point last night while I was sleeping somebody snuck into my bedroom and used a large pastry bag to completely fill my sinuses with marzipan. My head is about 5 pounds heavier than usual and completely stuffed up and I cannot get it to clear.
It is in this condition that I'll be going to a job interview this afternoon. Yay.

I'm going to lie down in my darkened classroom during my planning period with my white noise machine on and see if that makes me feel at all better.
I wonder which of the little darlings I teach gave me this crap.


  1. Hope you're feeling better and that the interview went well. If it makes you feel any better, the adults I work with still can't wash their hands so there's always another cold coming around. It's not just kids.

    Sorry to hear about your race but it sounds like you're making the best decision for your health.

  2. I'm sorry about the race. But think of it as a strategic retreat. Push too hard when you're sick and you'll just be sicker longer than if you took a step back and let yourself heal.

    Be well!

  3. As strange as this may sound, you may want to try using a neti pot. I thought it was some goofy yoga thing at first but allergy attacks this time of year put my back, or sinuses, against the wall.

    It worked.

    My wife, who things I'm goofy enough as is, had enough strangers tell her the same thing that she finally tried it. She's also a teacher and is surrounded by snot dripping kiddies all day. She's now a convert who bought several neti pots as Christmas gifts for friends.

    You can do a Google search to check them out. Basically, it's a gentle saline flush for your sinuses. It may not be able to help you when you're this congested, but as you start to clear up, it should do wonders...but you have to stick with it.

    I use it religiously every morning and have not had a stuffed nose or allergy sinus attack (other than itchy eyes) for nearly two years.

    Leave it to the yogis to use the precursor to the saline nasal spray.

    Hope you feel better soon.


  4. I just recently got over the same crud. My husband just had it and now he also has pink eye in both eyes and had to go on a business trip!

    Hope you feel better soon!!!

  5. Ugh. I never did like marzipan.

    Feel better.

    Oh -- and if you're calling in a medic, Comm's recommended a prescription only sinus med the other day ... AlleRx.

  6. oh that's so frustrating and disappointing! Hope youfeel better soon ( and hope the interview went well)

  7. A neti pot; what's that? Is it like a douche for your sinuses? Kinda? Okay, I'll say "irrigate" instead. Anyway, I'm intrigued.

  8. Geekgirl...yah, it's a douche for your sinuses. I like that one!


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