Worst possible timing

Kezzie posted the other day about how colds always show up at the wrong time – in her case it was losing her voice just when she needs it to sing. For me, it’s a horrible sneezy cold just when I a) have to fly (and I don’t want to be that person on the plane!) and b) am being a bridesmaid for my sister on Saturday. I also have to go into the office in Germany tomorrow (for the final time this year), which means waking up way too early to catch a train. Bleurgh. Currently I am wrapping up warm, dosing myself up with Lemsip, consuming as many hot drinks as I can and tonight’s dinner will be soup. If anyone has any other tips for a fast cure please send them my way (unless your tip is echichnea – or however you spell it – since I have no idea where I would even look for that here!). This cold has precisely two days to do one!

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12 thoughts on “Worst possible timing

  1. Oh no. Wishing you a speedy recovery. It’s certainly no fun. Try a hot steamy shower to clear out your sinuses or my grandma’s go to remedy – a bowl with hot, steaming water, add Vick’s Vapo Rub, Hang your head over it and cover yourself and the bowl with a towel so you have a nice steamy tent. It’ll get ALL of the gunk out. Gute Besserung!!!

  2. A tip for next time: when you feel the slightest titch of a cold starting, start taking Esberitox (find it at the Apotheke). Take it as often as you can until you feel normal again. It’s a natural remedy, and maybe it’s poppycock, but it works for my husband and me! Our colds are shorter or go away before they even start. But in the end of course, the best thing is sleep.

    Gute Besserung!

  3. oh no, that is bad timing! The best cure is normally rest but I know you won’t have much of that the next few days by the sounds of things! If you have a sore throat then I recommend boiling some water, adding it to orange juice and drinking with lots of honey. Hope you feel better soon

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