ode to a cold

Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Dearest immune system,

Hi, It's Allison. Remember me? The body in which you live. I think about now is a great time to talk about the apparent upset you feel inside of me. For the past two weeks you have failed me. I lost my voice somewhere after Thanksgiving and then you failed to fight off a nasty, hacking cough. (It's still lingering by the way.)

From there, it's pretty much been downhill. After thinking you'd come in to save the day, you failed again when I was coughing so hard I apparently injured my left ribs. Sweet, again, not cool.

After hoping you'd come to my rescue, I caved and made a doctor appointment. Not just any doctor appointment but an appointment that led to five prescriptions and a chest x-ray. Did I mention the medicine alone cost $80? (Yep, there goes someone's Christmas present. Hint Hint, BF.)

Anyway, it seems that the inhaler, steroids, cough syrup with codeine and two antibiotics can't fight off the cold either. So before I develop strep throat, which I feel coming on, I'd really appreciate it if you decided to kick back into action and save me from more doctor appointments, honey/lemon tea and a waste basket full of Kleenex.

Sincerely,
Allison

9 comments:

Marie said...

Oh lady that really, really sucks. Are those doctors diagnosing you right? I hope you feel better REALLY soon.

Always a Bridesmaid said...

I had something like that which turned into walking pneumonia! Take care of yourself!

Anonymous said...

you should have listened to dear old mom!!!!

Bayjb said...

Oh my gosh I'm sorry you're feeling so crappy. I was like that about two years ago and it is a miserable feeling. Rally for mom 2.0!!

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

awww thats the worst, hope you feel better soon!

Fizzgig said...

ugh, i had one like that a couple years ago turns out it was the noro virus. Hope you feel better soon, thats the pits!

Anonymous said...

Dear Allison,
This is your immune system. Remember me...the system in which you repeatedly fail to boost every now and again. I'm just dropping you a line to let you know that Thai food DOES NOT AGREE with me or my friend, the digestive system. Please refrain from any other Thai food intake from this point forward. FYI - this message was approved by your bf.

Sincerely,
Immune System

Allison M. said...

Marie - I will get better!

Always a Bridesmaid- Crossing my fingers that doesn't happen. My bruised rib is enough.

Mom - I did sort of listen to you.

Bayjb - Rally is on!

Chelsea Talks Smack - thanks!

Fizzgig - I'm drinking all the tea in the world to get better!

BF - you are an ass. kthanksbye

Katelin said...

oooh goodness that does not good woman. get healthy!