So sick of being sick…..

First off, I apologize for being away for so long. I have been busy at work,
basketball (coaching and officiating) and I have been sick. Sick seems to be
the mantra in this rare mild winter in Massachusetts. It seems that everyone I
know have been sick or is sick. I normally don’t have long dragged out
sicknesses. The last sickness that lasted longer than two days for me the Red
Sox hadn’t won the World Series in 85 years and the Patriots only had 1 Super
Bowl title.

But over the last two weeks I have been fighting a cough, sinus achiness
that I still have not completely shook off. However, when I am sick I am my own
worst enemy. I refuse to change anything in my life or cancel anything. I
rarely take medicine, with the exception of Nyquil just so I can get some
sleep. So it is no surprise that I have not been able to fight this thing off
for over two weeks. I have nobody else to blame but myself.

Last week I thought the worst had passed and I would be back to normal for
my upcoming weekend. So on Saturday I decided to take my daughter to Gillette
Stadium to buy her a new jersey since nowhere around here sells them. It was a
great trip and a wonderful day. We got home roughly around noon, I fed her and
myself lunch and put her down for a nap and decided to rest myself because my
wife and I had plans that night. That’s when it started to re-emerge. My
sinuses were so stuffed that I felt like my head was going to explode, but not
bad enough to change my evening plans.

So we dropped off my daughter at my parents for the night and went to dinner
at Nuovo and then off to see “Rock of Ages” at the Hanover. I would
love to say that the meal at Nuovo was excellent, but to be honest I couldn’t
taste anything. Mussels Fra diavolo and all I could feel was the spices burning
my throat. I had beautiful tenderloin with risotto, and a glass of Malbec.
Nothing. I even tried my wife’s Lobster Mac-n-Cheese, nothing. It was quite
depressing. The show was awesome by the way and if you ever get the opportunity
to see, and are a child of the 80’s, I advise to do so.

From 6:30pm on Saturday until Monday afternoon all I had was water, my
appetite was no longer there. On Sunday Monday and Tuesday I was scheduled to
referee, I fulfilled all 3 assignments. On Monday I decided to finally hit the
doctor and he told me to take the stuff that is behind the counter. I said that
was why I was there. This tells you how long it’s been that I bought medicine
for a significant cold. All the medicine that actually works, you have to ask
the pharmacist for. Sudafed, Advil cold and Sinus, etc. I guess the drug in
those, Pseudoephedrine, has been highly restricted. I knew they had limited the
amount you could purchase, but I didn’t know that I had to get a permission
slip from my mom to buy them.

Anyhow, those medicines have worked tremendously and I finally feel somewhat
human again. All I know now is that the next time I get sick, I will be better
prepared for it. Unless the new healthcare plan outlaws anyone with their own
health insurance to buy medicine.

Coming Right Atcha

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