February 2, 2016 5:14am CST
I am back after a few days of absence, my friends. Well, we have a stable internet connection and no power interruption, but because of this very erratic climate that we are experiencing now (it was hot last Friday, then it became cool again at dusk, with some brief drizzles too), this caused me to have sneezes and nasal congestion again. I had to wear my sweater while I was making a discussion (about that staff nurse who thought I did not know that Levophed increases the blood pressure), until I logged out with a different feeling. At night, I could not sleep well. The cough I had was so dry; so dry that I felt my eyeballs wish to pop out, and my epiglottis and uvula want to fly away. Again, my voice sounds more transgender-ish, and this was affirmed by my former students when I had some calls from them. (Ma’am, what happened to your voice?”) I only take Clusivol; I think I should take more vitamin C and zinc (like Conzace), but this will depend on my cardiologist’s prescription. I will have my check-up next Wednesday anyway, I can still wait for that time. Increase in lukewarm oral fluid intake, lots of citrus fruits, and more food--- I practice that; however, I have no sense of taste. I have appetite but no taste. I gargle with Listerine and Bactidol to no avail. I had to take a cup noodle YAKISOBA for lunch because it was spicy, but I was able to consume half of it. I ate a piece of orange given by a former student; still, no taste. Sadly, that is the prize of having a very dry cough!
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4 Feb 16
I experienced havin g a dry cough before and i just wanna cough so the itch in my throat could be eased . But coughing can really be painful if you have dry cough . Hmm, it seems you are down with it finally as i haven't seen you around the past two fays now .
6 Feb 16
yes my lady, I decided not to log in here for a few days because I cannot contain my dry cough; so itchy that I wish my esophagus should be out. I went to my cardiologist this 12:30, and my son accompanied me. Last night, I could not stop dry-coughing,and i slept using 3 pillows high. I have allergy, and my heart is safe as it is.
• Johannesburg, South Africa
4 Feb 16
Erratic weather certainly does not help with a bad cough or cold. Try to keep warm, and yes, fruit is good to boost the immune system, so try to eat more of that @ridingbet . I hope something will work to make you feel better soon.
6 Feb 16
thank you! it is so hard when we are not feeling well; it seems our world is also joining us with our illness. I was not given a whole ward to handle yesterday because the staff nurses thought I cannot handle my students into taking care of the patients, but I said my students can do it.