Wednesday, March 30, 2016


It never fails - the minute my body realizes I have some downtime and can relax, my immune system goes on vacation and I get sick.

I've spent all of spring break so far wheezing and coughing and not getting the sleep I was so looking forward to because it's pretty hard to sleep when you can't breathe.
My life right now.
I have a doctor's appointment today, so hopefully if it's anything more than a cold I'll get some medicine for it. I've avoided starting my prednisone thus far, but we'll see what the doctor says. Fingers crossed that I'm feeling better by Friday, when I fly out to Atlanta for the ASCD Conference.

The worst part about being sick is that I can't run through it. I'm not sure if this is just an asthmatics thing, but I can't run to clear my chest. I literally can hardly breathe just sitting on the couch, so I know running is out of the question. But we got one last little cold front this week and I had to miss out on enjoying it because I can't breathe.
"A little pissy" is an understatement.
Really, really annoying.

Even the arm/abs challenge Michelle is hosting this week is too much for me at the moment. It just really sucks that a little cold can have such extreme consequences just because I have asthma on top of it.

Anyway, just checking in. I hope you all are having a good week!

What's your favorite cold remedy?
I'm in need of a good book to read on my trip - recommend me something!



  1. Go look for something called "Buckleys". It's awful an it taste like vicks vapor rub (or what I imagine it would taste like if you ate a spoonful of vicks). But it works!

  2. Diana Nyad: Find A Way! She's the woman who swam from Cuba to Key West.

    Suuuucks that you are sick on your break. :( So sorry.

  3. booo for being sick :( hope you feel better soon!

  4. Lots of tea & chicken soup. Preferably matzo ball soup in my case.

    They say if it's above the neck you can run through it, below the neck don't. I don't get a lot of colds, but when I do, it usually means I'm really run down and I just don't have the energy to run.

    So sorry that you're sick on your break. Feel better!

  5. Awwww...I hope you get feeling better soon!!!! I hate being ill and not being able to get out and run has to be awful!
    I like green tea with lemon and honey when I am sick.

  6. I hope the doctor was able to give you something to knock that cold out quickly!

  7. Sleep is my favorite remedy but ACV and honey is my favorite preventive measure. I hope you're feeling better quickly!!

  8. Oh no I'm sorry you're not feeling well! Drink lots of fluids and get well soon!

  9. Feel better!!!!! I had a cold on my break which was super annoying because I was also painting my kitchen.

  10. I hope you have started to feel better!!