You don't realize how much you need something until it's gone, or not working properly. I am referring to my nose.
The rhino is still around, more like lingering, but still interfering with my day-to-day functioning. See my post from a couple of days ago about the Rhino.
I miss having my olfactory sense, not this weepy, draining, itchy facet. I want my old nose back, cause this one really sucks! I know I am whining.
Recovering from a common cold is something that requires "rest" ahhh, that word is wonderful, just envision a cozy foam top bed, warm inviting, absolutely the best remedy, right?
That's my dilemma, if you have gotten to know me you know my house is filled with little people, no not hobbits, but my off-spring. All 5 of them. Oh, and a dog, cat, and bunny named Chuck, see my post "Trev & Vic Plus Eight" for more details. Let's just say Trev's House-o-kids can be a hindrance to getting enough rest.
|"Perhaps I shouldn't teach a toddler to Box"|
What is the point of this post? I guess it is how important rest is for recovery.
Diabetes and the common cold are a brutal combination, glucose control is difficult which leads to higher readings, which makes it harder to mount an immune response, making it harder to kick the Rhino out of the driver's seat (see previous post)
So in summary the equation for defeating a cold is the following:
Rest + Glucose Control + Fluids/Calories = Cold Remedy
So for me,
1.5 days off work + decent glucose readings + 4-2L Pop bottles of Diet Ginger + Lots of Turkey Soup = Feeling better
I am hoping the Rhino will drop me off tomorrow and return my nose.