11 February 2008


My back troubles went away after a couple days. Day 1: frozen vegetables. Day 2: Heating pad (which Mandi was so nice to get for me). Day 3: I'm fine.

Go figure.

Though I know I'll throw it out again if I try to play basketball any time in the next six months. This thought bothers me because

1. I can't play basketball, and I love basketball, but

2. That back pain was not a whole lot of fun.

But it's gone, so these concerns are rapidly fading into the back recesses of mind, where knowledge about fractions and four-square live.

While I woke up this morning without back pain, I discovered I had been hit by a truck. Or anvil. Whatever.

I can always tell when a head cold is coming on; I get a gross post-nasal drip working and my throat starts to scratch up. This happened last night. I took two Mucinex in a preemptive measure against the incoming sickness, but they did nothing.

This morning my throat was so sore I couldn't talk normal and I was aching everywhere.

Thankfully, I have good family to take care of me, and Mandi made me some great homemade chicken noodle soup and my brother Matt brought me a bag of Peanut Butter M&M's.

I have also been liberally drugging myself with cold medicine and Ibuprofen. As my mom says, "Live better chemically."

Hopefully I can beat this thing sometime in the next few weeks. I tend to let cold hang around a lot longer than they should, and the near future is a tad hectic.


The Village of Randomity said...

Yeah, not one of your best weekends in recent memory...

Your Mom said...

Have you tried taking Vitamin C? Not just now, but prophylactically? 500 mg in the morning and 500 mg at night helps keep those colds away!!!!! (Like I always say, "live better chemically"!) Hope your cold gets better soon.

JoMarch said...

I don't understand your anvil falling on the dude's head comic. What does it mean?

Brandon said...

It's what I felt like Monday morning.

Joseph said...

I personally am not a big fan of the drugs, I take what I need and that's it. I just suffer through it. My theory is that the more drugs you take the weaker your immune system is. It doesn't get weaker, it just never gets the chance to grow. I came to this because my family and friends get sick like 2-4 times more than I do, and they load up on the drugs. Just an observation.

Anyways, I hope you get better man.