Sunday, August 19, 2007


You know, I am capable of surviving pretty much any illness you throw at me. I've got through bouts of pneumonia (in the middle of my second final exams *shudder*), bronchitis, sundry stomach illnesses, and typhoid. OK, so I nearly died of typhoid, but it wasn't as cool as you'd think it was, considering I was told I nearly died only about eight years after the incident. How boring.

Moving on now. So my point is, I am an exemplary patient. I can handle any kind of illness. Save one. The common cold. I hate catching a cold. It's annoying, and painful, and just downright irritating. My throat aches, I keep shivering, I keep sneezing four times in a row, and don't even get me started on how I get breathless if I try to move. And for some obscure reason, I invariably develop a craving for cold coke every freaking time.

And believe me, I've tried all the remedies there are. Steaming, gargling, dispirin in hot water, haldi milk - with or with a dash of saffron, you name it, I've tried it. Doesn't change a thing. Zilch.

I have a presentation in class tomorrow morning, which I chose to get preponed by three weeks. I'm warning you, if I'm not fit to go to university tomorrow, I am going to be one disgruntled person. More disgruntled than usual that is. So there.


ZiggyStrauss said...

You wimp... the worst I got was chicken pox and THAT I got when I was too young to remember.
I've jinxed it now, haven't I? Don't nazar lagao me, anyone!

Haldi milk works wonders... did you have it twice a day for three days? Twice a day for two would work too

a traveller... said...

Umm... I did once a day for two days.

Ooh i forgot the chicken pox! I had them when I was six! My dad got them, I followed, and then Dwijo finished up. Mum got them when she was a kid thankfully!

ZiggyStrauss said...

Wimp, I said!
I'm due for my bi-annual illness. I expect a sore throat. I wait for it so I can whine to everyone and get some sympathy. They just want to shut me up actually, but I don't mind.

a traveller... said...

*gasp* you mean you don't whine the rest of the year?!?

now why is that such a shock to me?

ZiggyStrauss said...

I whine most when I am seriously unwell (such as when I sneeze) or have a grave injury (such as when I skinned my finger). I get as much sympathy as I can

a traveller... said...

Dude will you stop making me laugh? This cough has caused me to develop an extremely scary and painful laugh.