Monday, December 12, 2005

feeling a little better

Thanks for all the suggestions. Another friend nominated the low pressure in the air as the cause, but I guess I won't be able to figure that one out.

My magic improvements, thus far:

Excedrin for Migraines
Two coffees
Pops cereal
greasy Chinese food (tofu and vegetable fried rice)

I'm not feeling 100% better, but I am functioning, which is more than I could say for yesterday and Saturday.

I'm not ignoring the possibility that this could be a sinus infection, since I am suffering from my third cold/flu/vile illness since SEPTEMBER. THREE. One, two, three. I have been ranting and raving about my wimpy immune system for the last week.

I believe I just found the root of my illnesses in our office kitchen, however. I strolled into the pantry area to grab some water for my new friend, Excedrin, and witnessed, before my very eyes, the receptionist who is suffering from her own version of tuberculosis, take her water bottle, PRESS IT AGAINST THE WATER COOLER SPOUT, AND REFILL. The same bottle that she puts IN HER MOUTH. The same bottle that touches her infected lips. The infected lips that are attached to her body. The body that kept her out of the office for several days last week because she can't get over the flu.

Hmmph. Now I know. It looks like I'll be purchasing bottled water from now on.

Thanks for your suggestions. I believe I will also be looking into a chiropractor in the area, and maybe I'll ask for a massage for Hanukkah.


Yankee T said...

I have not been sick in about 8 years. I attribute this to touching NOTHING in my office without serious handwashing, and bringing my own utensils, water bottles, etc. EVERYTHING gets washed with soap in the boiling hot tea water at work and then run through the dishwasher at home. I swear, people out there in the world do not give a damn if they get everyone else sick.

KathyR said...

Oh, gross!

That water bottle thing is giving me the willies.

Hope you feel better. Get yourself to an ear, nose & throat guy if you suspect a bad sinus thing. They can usually do more than your regular doc.

Phantom Scribbler said...

Ewwwww. Shudder.

I'm glad you're feeling a little bit better, though.

Honey Bunny said...

that's gross. it's just as bad as the asshole who sneezed in my face which is what made me ill in the first place.

Ninotchka said...

Oh, ewwww. Glad you're feeling better!

peripateticpolarbear said...

ew, ew, ew

liz said...


Hope you feel better.

ccw said...

Glad you are feeling a bit better. Migraines can be so debilitating and it is difficult to explain.

The water bottle thing is gross. I made an eewww face when I read that part.

Maribeth said...

Glad you're better. I think it's been a really bad year for virus'. I've been sort of continuously sick since Nov. 8th! (Cough, sniffle, sneeze!)

Gawdessness said...

That is sooo gross.
glad you are better.
I don't get the people who insist on going out when they are disease spreadingly ill!
Stay home and get better, jeez.

Running2Ks said...

~~~Get better soon vibes~~~