I Have A Head Cold

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I have a head cold??!  WTF!!  How in Hell did that happen?

We have spent much of the last two years avoiding COVID.  In doing so, we have evaded most of the normal infections – colds and seasonal flu.  We (well, most of us) have worn masks, and sometimes plastic gloves.  We have remained at least six feet from others in public.  Canada, being the second-largest country in the world not currently invading the Ukraine, has enough room for polite Canadians to stay two whole metres from each other.

We have used antiseptic wipes and sprays on shopping carts and baskets.  We have doused our hands in pump-disinfectants.  My hands have absorbed more alcohol than I have.  I fear that the human race may die out, because the next generation will be sterilised.

The wife reluctantly admitted that she may have caused this.  She had to.  She was already complaining, two days before she gave it to the son, who graciously shared it with me two days later.  She feels that she might have been confused and misled by the relaxation of local mask mandates, into subconsciously thinking that COVID’s over, and not doing her due diligence, and sterilizing a cart that had been ridden in by someone’s snotty-nosed kid.

The son coughed himself awake all night.  The next day he was woozy and tired, not a good condition to be in while driving a forklift.  He called work to report an absence.  The HR Health Manager accepted that it was not COVID, but still didn’t want the rest of the shop infected, and enforced a five-day suspension – Thursday, Friday, fortunately Saturday and Sunday, and Monday.  When he called on Tuesday, his voice was still husky, and HR told him to take another day off.  He worked his Wednesday shift, and will work Thursday, and get Friday off with pay – a tough two-day week.

Like the son, the worst of the cold is not the aching head or scratchy throat – it’s the lack of sleep.  Two coughing people in the same bed means that neither of them gets any rest.  I’ve been dozing in the recliner and on the couch.  I just can’t wake up.  I could get up if there were a fire – in my pants.   😳

How quickly we forget how tough things can be.  We had a half-hour power outage Monday night, and had to talk to each other, because all the electronics were dead.  I complained that I had no shoes – until I met a man who had no feet.  I will have a Fibbing Friday post for tomorrow – hope to see you then.  😀

17 thoughts on “I Have A Head Cold

  1. More alcohol on hands than in body… Absolutely! Get well soon you all. The restrictions are lifted here in India as well and yes, we are not getting more cold and flu as we are suddenly off masks.

    Hope you check out my A-Z challenge posts in which I am trying to have every sentence of the story (one chapter a day) start with the letter of the day https://momandideas.com/

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    • Archon's Den says:

      It wasn’t removing the masks that caused this. It was the failure to continue to ensure the hygiene protocols. 😦
      You’ve chosen an odd construction design. You’re doing fine so far, but you’ll have trouble with letters like X, and Z. 😀

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  2. 1jaded1 says:

    Hope you all feel better.

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  3. Rivergirl says:

    Sorry to hear the creeping crud has caught up with you and your family. I’m sure cold and flu are still around, but big bad Covid steals all the press. Rest well and heal my friend.
    😊

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    • Archon's Den says:

      It doesn’t have to creep too fast to catch us. The son usually brought home colds from his shop, two or three times a winter. With everyone’s mask in place, we’ve been cold free the past two years. It was up to the wife to solve the supply-chain problem. 😳

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  4. Get well soon – all of you!

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  5. Garfield Hug says:

    Take care and get well soon to you and the family members down with this head cold!

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  6. How are you feeling today, Archon? I sincerely you are much better today! 💙🤗

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    • Archon's Den says:

      How soon we forget! None of us have had colds or flu in over two years. We are all (at different stages) getting over this. You know what doctors say about colds. If you pamper yourself, it will be gone in 14 days. If you do nothing, it will last two weeks. 😉 😆

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  7. Get well soon. These Covid times got us like nothing else. Especially asthma patients needing asthma inhalers more than anything else.

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    • Archon's Den says:

      My condition continues to improve, day by day. It’s just that, with everyone wearing COVID masks, we haven’t had a cold in over two years. It came as an unwelcome reminder. 🙂

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