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The Pony Bounces Back

They say that a cold will go away in seven days with treatment, but it will take a week without treatment. They're right. I am licking this Nasty Bug, and will probably be able to finish the quarter on time anyway! Ha!

This thanks to my Yiddish teacher, whose response to "I am too sick to come to class today" was "Okay, come to the exam tomorrow, but you don't have to take the oral part, on account of you can't talk, so making you talk Yiddish isn't going to make a damn bit of difference," and my Hebrew teacher, who offers her exams on two different days, and pretty much ordered me to go to bed with chicken soup instead of coming to her class. I don't think she has any kids, which means that she takes out her Jewish Mother Gene on all her students.

For the record: Spaghetti-Os, honey lemon cough drops, Gatorade, and (yes!) homemade chicken broth, and a couple of bottles of CVS's knockoff of NyQuil are an unbeatable combination against the common cold. All hail the makers of liquid cold medicines.

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dawtheminstrel
Dec. 3rd, 2007 02:18 am (UTC)
Glad you're feeling better, FP.

I tried NyQuil once years ago and I had trouble sleeping, I think because the stuff was so full of alcohol, which tends to interfere with sleep for me.
frenchpony
Dec. 3rd, 2007 02:24 am (UTC)
I think because the stuff was so full of alcohol, which tends to interfere with sleep for me.

That's weird. Alcohol is supposed to make people drowsy. So if you had a nice big glass of Dorwinion, it would keep you up for days? Bilbo and the dwarves would not appreciate that . . .
dawtheminstrel
Dec. 3rd, 2007 02:31 am (UTC)
I get drowsy, but I lie in bed with my thoughts spinning like crazy.
frenchpony
Dec. 3rd, 2007 02:52 am (UTC)
That sounds really awful.
jelazakazone
Dec. 3rd, 2007 02:31 am (UTC)
Hurray! (We had a nice sing yesterday, by the way and I decided to host a sing at my house not-quite-in-competition with the local sing on New Year's Day:P).
frenchpony
Dec. 3rd, 2007 02:53 am (UTC)
I still have all the ingredients to make singing treats, so I'll make up my missed hosting day soon enough!
canyon_lady
Dec. 3rd, 2007 04:01 am (UTC)
Glad you are starting to feel better! (Also, your profs rock)
frenchpony
Dec. 3rd, 2007 05:22 am (UTC)
Indeed, the profs do rock. I wish that the Yiddish professor had let me take the exam at a later date, but since he didn't, knocking off the oral exam was the least he could do. I suppose that croaking is an even more unpleasant sound when the croaker is croaking in Yiddish.

I think I'll be able to sing on Thursday. You?
canyon_lady
Dec. 3rd, 2007 02:44 pm (UTC)
Errr--I'm making no promises! But maybe?
meggins
Dec. 3rd, 2007 04:19 am (UTC)
Glad you've got understanding professors.

My hubby takes NyQuil (or the equivalent), but for me it's a case of the cure is as bad as the disease.
frenchpony
Dec. 3rd, 2007 05:24 am (UTC)
The thing I like about NyQuil is that it's a liquid medicine. I had a really bad sore throat for several days, and swallowing pills was very difficult. Liquid medicine goes down much easier. It wouldn't necessarily have to be NyQuil (it was a generic equivalent, in fact), it was just the liquid-ness of the medicine that helped the most.
gwynhyffar
Dec. 3rd, 2007 05:24 pm (UTC)
Nyquil is nectar of the gods! ... spaghetti-o's are mana from heaven! :D I'm glad you're feeling better. I"m trying to kick a nasty cold now myself.
frenchpony
Dec. 3rd, 2007 06:00 pm (UTC)
Oooh, you have all my toastiest warmest cuddliest thoughts. A virtual care package, consisting of tea, Gatorade, chicken broth, Spaghetti-Os, liquid cold medicine, and a couple of boxes of Kleenex is on its way to you right now.
dot_o_choillmor
Dec. 3rd, 2007 10:50 pm (UTC)
Glad you're feeling better, FP! You did the right thing in minding yourself.
frenchpony
Dec. 4th, 2007 05:08 am (UTC)
And I'm pretty much better now. A little TLC does wonders, don't it?
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