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26 February 2011 @ 05:25 pm
[Poll] Pathos  
In this house, we have been sick so often, for so long, that I have actually grown weary of writing the words "I am sick." We are personally responsible for a worldwide tissue shortage and have cornered the market on throat lozenges and self-pity.

But I notice I'm not alone. My friends list appears to be unusually unwell, too. (Not my fault, guys. You can't catch these viruses via the internets.) So. A poll. To entertain us all as we sneeze and reach for the antipyretics.

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joyce: beaglesjoyce on February 27th, 2011 02:54 am (UTC)
I am allergic to Dayquil and Nyquil, and most OTC cold stuff has dire warnings about taking them if you have thyroid issues. I seem to be able to take sudafed without issue, and that's about it.

Lots of showers. Lots of bitching. Lots and lots of hot tea, and sleeping whenever I can.

Luckily, I teach college, so I can sleep more than the average bear during the day (however, I don't get sick days). Unluckily, I teach college, and thus come into contact with every germ under the sun. Luckily, I'm only teaching online at the community college this semester (and thus, only teaching face-to-face at the university), so the percentage of my students with kids is lower, so it's only the germs under the sun, and not the moon too. Unluckily, it warmed up here (all hail the sun! I hate snow). Normally, I would regard warm as good (see also, hate snow), but it warmed up enough that everything is already blooming.

I have spent a large part of 2011 coughing, hacking, wheezing, excusing myself from class to get more water, and apologizing to my classes for my lack of volume. However, today, I can breathe, and it is a blessed thing.

You have my utmost sympathies.