I’m finally starting to feel a bit better, which is good because I think I just bankrolled Vicks’ existence for the next six-months-plus. As many of you know, I generally shy away from medicines since they generally just treat the symptoms (which, in many cases, actually help to kill the virus). But, after the first week or so, I gave in and have been ingesting a steady diet of chicken soup, Dayquil, and Nyquil.
Let me state, for the record, that the phenylephrine decongestant they’ve put in most medicines to replace the now-tightly-controlled pseudoephedrine (in a classic example of ‘punish everybody for the sins of a few’ syndrome) doesn’t work even half as well. It is worth the annoying trip to the pharmacy counter to get your hands on the old-fashioned stuff, even if you ludicrously have to show ID and be entered in a database for it. Nyquil D, most especially, was the only thing that let me sleep and stay somewhat sane over the last week.
Anyway, we actually left the apartment for part of the afternoon today, including a trip to Target where we picked up Mario Kart Wii. That should keep us occupied for a while now ;-). And I should be getting back into a regular pattern of posting now that I’m conscious again.