What a vacation!

So here I am, halfway through the first week of my vacation, with a streaming cold, coughing and sneezing. The reason I am typing this at half-two in the morning, is that I have spent most of today snoozing on the sofa, so I am waiting to feel tired again.

The holiday started well – went down to visit and provide a support act for her house-concert. The concert went very well, everyone seemed to have a good time, and I got some really nice comments about my mini-set.

The following day, Sunday, I visited and to play boardgames. We had an excellent day, but towards the end of the day, I felt a scratchy throat, which I put down to too much singing. Drove back to and had a relatively early night.

On Monday, we hung out and I cadged musical advice. We had planned to do something a bit more than that, and run over some of my material but my voice simply wasn’t up to it. Monday evening I drove back to and , intending to spend a couple of days with them. However I was up half the night coughing (and I suspect I kept them up somewhat too), so I decided to come home early.

The drive home was uneventful, but by the time I got in through the door, my shirt was soaked, and I was shaking. I sent folk an email to say I had arrived safely, and went to bed.

Today, I have been a little better. At lunchtime, I actually managed to walk to the shops to get groceries, although I am not sure how I made it back. All afternoon, I’ve been dozing on the sofa, comfortably, but when I tried to go to bed, I was only lying down for a while before the coughing started again. I may try going downstairs on the sofa again, as I seem to rest fairly ok when I am sitting up.


  1. September 23, 2010

    It sounds like you made the right decision in going home, and I hope you feel better quickly. Although I’m sorry we didn’t get the time we were hoping for, we’ll make another opportunity. Get well soon.

  2. September 23, 2010

    Ugh. Sounds most unpleasant. I hope you’re feeling better soon.

  3. chris
    September 23, 2010

    I had a fairly decent night last night. Decided to try the bed and a solution which my CPAP doctor does not recommend, but I have found effective – a drop or two of Olbas oil in the CPAP hose before I turn it on.

    This sends a wave of clove and eucalyptus fumes straight into my head, allowing me to breath sufficiently to get to sleep. I woke up about 5am, but another shot allowed me to sleep through to 10am, and feeling pretty fine about it.

    Within an hour of being up again, I was back to my normal coughing and sneezing. But at least I got some sleep.

    I definitely was brain-dead during my shopping trip yesterday. The actual reason for going was to get some more lem-sip, tissues and bog-rolls, all of which I was running short of. I came back with goodies and food to tide me over the next few days, but none of the above. Guess I need to make another trip – the fresh air will do me no harm.

    • chris
      September 23, 2010

      Uh – but the rain might – guess I’ll take the car!

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