Saturday, September 5, 2009

Adding fuel to the fire

I have been sick the whole of the past week - the most major being the cough (I'm quite sure it's not due to H1N1). This has got to be the worst cough I can remember. The typical day would start off with hardly any signs of my cough. Yes, I'd cough here and there throughout, but if you didn't know, you'd think it's just the usual cough that sometimes normal, healthy people get as well.

But, come evening that tickle in my throat would start every now and then and it gets increasingly more frequent, and as a result I'll cough more often. When bedtime comes, I'd be coughing every 5 seconds or so and try as I might to sleep, even after having taken medication that's supposed to induce me to sleep, I couldn't.

I'd cough, and I'd cough, and cough, and cough...until the wee hours of the morning. I'd eventually get maybe an hour or two's worth of sleep. So, you can imagine how tired I'd be when I do get up. Fortunately (or is it unfortunately for me...), my wife was able to sleep through all the ruckus without any hint of disturbance! How comforting...

So, last night I decided to go against all reason. I drank cold water, I ate a lot of spicy murukku, ate some chocolate - all food which would usually be considered pantang (forbidden) for people with cough.

And what do you know - I slept like a baby last night.

Go figure.

8 comments:

maslight said...

Lay off those maruku perry! Anyways, one should owez take gewd care of their health XD

I remember I cough for a month once. I have no idea why LOL

Nick Phillips said...

No, no, don't listen to Maslight, wallop more of those murukku's, they're the best weapon to fight coughs and colds ... LOL! Just kidding Maslight.

Anyway Perry, I always take all those pantang food when I have cold and coughs and strangely enough they always seem to work :D

Get well soon.

Roslyn said...

Go, go, go, Perry...

A bagful of nuts will probably propel you right into perfect health!

Perry R. Lim said...

Maslight: It's for wanting to get better that I did what I did!

Perry R. Lim said...

Nick: Yes, they do don't they. A friend once told me that she and her daughter had a sore throat, and they whacked durians!

And got better!

Perry R. Lim said...

Roslyn: You think? So far, I've some Thai snacks (fried anchovies and nuts), and right now, I'm going to wallop some more murukku.

It's gonna be another swell night!

chegu carol said...

Sudah baik?
Yeah...usually it works that way. The more u go against the pantang, the more you gets better. Hairan.

Ann said...

hope you're feeling better.

 
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