Please bear with me while I whine.
It started as a sore throat. Then feeling crappy kicked in. I thought I was getting better, then I started coughing and the sore throat returned. The cold moved to my head, then back to my chest and I swear I have been having nightly coughing fits for more than a week now.
I'm on day 12 of being sick, and colds usually last 4-6 days for me, so this is unusual. Finally yesterday I decided it was time to go to the doctor. It was a holiday, so naturally the one clinic in this tiny town was closed. Guess what? They are closed today too. Long weekend for the staff. Happy Canada Day.
I could cry. I'm feeling so crappy again - I'm tired, fatigued, my chest hurts and I'm so bloody tired of coughing, and I can't get a good night's rest. All this is making me super crabby (forgive me, please, dear reader). I just want to feel better. I just want to be able to get a lung full of air. I just want to go for a walk and not feel like 15 minutes is more than I can handle. I want to sleep through the night.
By the time the clinic opens on Monday, I hope to the heavens that I am better and don't need them anyway. For insurance I went to the nearby pharmacy (so thankful it is 500m away) and got the strongest expectorant cough medicine I could find. If this doesn't help, my problems are bigger than just a cold, I suspect.
And it is finally beautiful today! I have been bemoaning about how summer hasn't arrived yet and it's July for crying out loud. It was cold yesterday, so cold I considered getting a fire going in the wood stove. Now it is nice and sunny and I want to go to the beach but I just have no energy.