I Have a Cold!

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Look at poor sick me! Don’t you want to send me food and flowers??

I’m exaggerating. It’s just a standard cold, no fever. I feel just under the weather enough that I won’t feel guilty taking it easy today, but I don’t feel really bad. I’m not suffering.

There was a lecture I had planned to go to tonight though, and I really do think I should stay home. Just so it stays a minor, standard cold. I can’t believe after a lifetime of having colds I’m not really sure how to treat them.
Like, should I not do my exercises today? Would it be okay to go to the lecture?

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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6 thoughts on “I Have a Cold!

  1. Yes to no exercise, no to the lecture. Stay home, wrap something around your neck, wear warm socks, drink hot liquids. Read a book, fall asleep, repeat.

  2. Amen to what Julia said and take some Emergen-C with your oj/water. I hope you are feeling better.
    Michael

  3. Oh you look so bad!
    Japanese say “Usual cold would cause a ten thousand illness.” Stay warm at home.
    May be you can go to your lecture, then you have to stay home for 3 more days by doing so.
    Ginger, onion and lemon drink will help you. (miso and radish if you happen to have one)

  4. I’ve been staying home! I have a memorial tomorrow night for a friend, but the worst of my cold should be over by then.

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