Thursday, November 15, 2007

I Heart Vick

I am in love. Not mildly in love. Madly in love. And yes, this is probably just a fling. But starting last night and every night for the next few, my heart belongs to only one. If I could, I would spend 24/7 with this new love. The emotions I have experienced are unlike any I've ever felt before. Relief, immediate. Sleep, amazing. And the way he smells...simply irrisistable. And to think he came into my life when I was at my worst and has done so much for me. Simply amazing. I guess I need to back up a few days and tell you that late last week I started coming down with a cold. I spent most of the weekend taking meds and drinking lots and lots and lots of water. In fact, I'm pretty sure you could have floated a small pontoon in my stomach on all the water I consumed. Things got worse and by Monday I was pretty sure I was going to stop breathing in my sleep and that would be it. I even called my mom to tell her I wasn't going to make it. (Note: I am overly dramatic when not well. I don't deal well with pain. I'm pretty sure I get this from my grandmother. It doesn't bode well for me getting older.) Lucky for all reading this post I survived and awoke Tuesday to go to work another day. I was feeling remarkably better overall, but I have this persistant deep cough. Finally, I though, I was turning the corner. It really doesn't pay for me to think. By Wednesday night I wasn't afraid of not being able to breathe, but I was afraid of coughing up both lungs. And I could. Not. Stop. I wanted to go to sleep at 9:30 but a little after 11 I had been coughing for 2 hours and was ready for it to end. I just wanted sleep. So, I did what I do best and got online to do some blogstalking. I figure if I'm going to cough up a lung or two, I might as well get caught up on some stalking. So, I got caught up and decided to stalk a little more. So I ventured over to Mommy of Three and read this article: cough solutions. And that is where I met my new love. I would like to now introduce you to Vick. And he comes in my favorite shade of blue! So, the trick for when you can't sleep because you are coughing is to rub Vicks on the bottom of your feet and put socks on. And you'll be able to sleep. It's the craziest thing I've ever heard of, but it worked. I am a believer. And I'm in love. So, for the next few days it's me and Vick. I'm sure I'll break his heart when I no longer need to spend so much time with him, but I'm going to enjoy it while it lasts. After all, not all relationships were meant to be long-term, right?


jenny-up the hill said...

You are soooo funny! I have never ever heard of Vicks on your feet but I will certainly be trying it because I am going through the same coughing up a lung thing! And yes, like you, I am quite pitiful and have to call my mom so she will know about my pain!

Oh, btw, I heart NyQuil! lol!

Anonymous said...

Sorry you've not been feeling well, but "Vick" had helped you turn the corner... a little bit of light Tax Reporter reading will also help with your sleep - Tony.