So I wake up this morning feeling absolutely miserable. Now mind you, when I say I woke up this morning, I don't mean at my normal time of "getting up to get ready for work". It was probably around 2am that I first started feeling congested and totally ransacked by a full-blown cold.
I'll usually hold off on calling in sick unless I'm on my deathbed when it comes to myself so that wasn't an option. Fortunately, today was my late day so I didn't have to be at work until 10am anyway. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to sleep in too much since our new alarm clock, Bella, was up at her normal time of 5:30am.
I've found that the medicine that usually works best for me is Comtrex. There was none of that in the house so I had to settle for some Dristan instead. At least I think that's what it was. I couldn't really see straight so I just grabbed the first thing that said "non-drowsy cold medicine" in our medicine cabinet. Whatever it was, it worked well enough to get me to work and thru the first few hours of the day.
Whatever it was I took was slowly starting to wear off by the time the afternoon hit. And of course, thinking ahead as I always do, I didn't bring any extra to work with me. That meant asking Mustang Sally for a hit of some of her drugs. I believe every job has that one guy and/or gal who always has nice supply of drugs for any ailment you may have. Sally is ours.
She gave me the stuff called Cold Terminator that I've never heard of in my life. She swore by it saying it's non-drowsy but "may have you flying a little high". That was an understatement. I was feeling a little like that MDX overdose I had a while back. A full cold sweat, dizzy spells...and to top it all off, I still felt like I had a cold! That may be the last time I dip into Mustang's medicine drawer. At least until I get sick again.