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03 March 2009 @ 10:21 pm
coughing and writing, writing and coughing  
While the pure sickness has died out a little, the cough and congestion remain. The cough is one of those tough, dry, hacking coughs which leaves me a little dizzy afterwards.

Also, the congestion is super-powered, flaring up mightily just about every four hours and not dying down unless I keep the Sudafed coming steady. Once the congestion hits, my brain seems to slow down and become the mud which it feels is now inside my head.

It makes writing a little difficult, but none the less I was able to get through some rework on "Straw That Shines Like The Sun" tonight while A climbed. I haven't written in 5 days due to Math Contest Week and the sickness, so the writing muscles were a little stiff. But, I did do some reorganization of parts and tomorrow I'll do cleanup and spackle to get it all to fit together.
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Terri-Lynne DeFinobogwitch64 on March 4th, 2009 01:35 pm (UTC)
The cough is one of those tough, dry, hacking coughs which leaves me a little dizzy afterwards.

Ah, you have one of those too, eh? Could we possibly have the same cold, being on opposite ends of the country??

Whenever I cough, it feels like someone is jabbing a pencil into the back of my head and the pain blooms like fireworks--kaboom!--around to the front, exploding in my eyes so I see pretty sparkles and speak in tongues for a moment or two before I come back to the world.

Ok, exaggerating just a little. Isn't that what writers do? :)

Feel better, lovey.
jeffsoesbe: yeff southparkjeffsoesbe on March 6th, 2009 06:55 am (UTC)
That is a vicious cough! I hear that this cold is all over the country, making people very unhappy.

But hey, it's all research for the next character with some sort of nasty condition.

Feel better too!
joycemocha on March 4th, 2009 01:52 pm (UTC)
Codeine cough syrup. Good for these things.

Then again, at my age and asthma status, I get handed that stuff pretty frequently. No one wants to see crud go down into my lungs...
jeffsoesbe: yeff southparkjeffsoesbe on March 6th, 2009 06:56 am (UTC)
I too have asthma (mild most of the time, so I have to be careful that the cold doesn't crawl into my lungs. But even though, I can feel the effect on my breathing - it's somewhat compromised.

Codeine cough syrup would knock me out, and there's too much to do! Cough isn't yet bad enough for that...
They Didn't Ask Medr_phil_physics on March 4th, 2009 08:05 pm (UTC)
I ended up in the place where the Sudafed dried me up too much and gave me nosebleeds, so it's all congestion and blood clots. Gee, thanks. Stupid sinuses. Dumb system.

Dr. Phil
jeffsoesbe: yeff southparkjeffsoesbe on March 6th, 2009 06:58 am (UTC)
That is *not* nice at all. Ouch. I feel for you on that one!