A Cold Or Cough Can Take The Wind Out Of Your Sails

Updated on April 27, 2019

Time To Heal

I look from all different angles

What a view

Front row seats

No balcony for me

As you and I constantly see each other every day

I wouldn't miss one moment

The hacking and the deep persisant cough

As I watch the dirty kleenex overflow the tiny waste basket

Propping up two pillows

The tossing and turning at night

Laying on your right side not your left

When all you want to do is sleep

Your energy is zapped

Like a cell phone with twenty percent battery life

It is only a matter of time

Before you cease to perform

I check on you to see if you are feeling better

You had to take a couple of days off from work

Trying everything to get your body under control

You had to go to see a doctor

On a anti-biotic nicknamed the z-pack

Cough medicine every four hours

Plenty of rest and drinking lots of juice and water

Cough drops to keep you from hacking during the day

Soon this will be a thing of the past

Now on week two

The show isn't over yet

I keep asking myself

How long will it last?

I want you to be all better real soon

Questions & Answers



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      • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

        DREAM ON 

        11 months ago

        Ann Carr Looking for positivity when things turn sour. It is a challenge that only you can solve. Other people can help but unless you do it yourself it doesn't get better. Tonight we lost our car keys and they have to somewhere around the house. No matter where we look we don't see them. Aggravating when you keep retracing your steps and you still don't find what you are looking for. We pulled in the driveway and came in our home. Our car keys are separate than our house keys. Luckily we left our car unlocked. So the search is on. Thank you for reading and sharing. Life is always good just it is hard to see it through the temporary fog. Have a lovely night.

      • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

        DREAM ON 

        11 months ago

        Gypsy Rose Lee My wife still is fighting a cold. It's better but she can't get rid of this cough. We just have to give it more time. More rain here. I can't wait to see days get better. Hearing your inspiration always cheers me up. Thank you for reading and sharing. Have a beautiful night.

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        Gypsy Rose Lee 

        11 months ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

        Hope your sick days are soon a thing of the past. Our weather has become balmy and toward the end of the week, I will be off to say hello, ocean at the beach.

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        Ann Carr 

        11 months ago from SW England

        Yes, laughter and bonhomie can work wonders - the positive side of life. Hope you have a good day too!


      • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

        DREAM ON 

        11 months ago

        Ann Carr I honestly believe if we spread humor instead of sadness we get better faster. I have no proof on many of my theories but once and awhile different scientists do studies that connect with my thinking. Then I think to myself see I had the right idea. I was ahead of my time. I also wonder how many other people have their own theories and would love to share. If we keep sharing then we are less likely to listen to the things that harm us and maybe more apt to follow things that help us. I love when you give me the information that you have read. Growing up one of my favorite people to listen to was Leo Buscaglia. He often had an interesting take on life and I don't think he was truly appreciated for all the good that he was. They say there are health benefits from hugging people more. Most people aren't ready for that. Maybe someday. Happy and beautiful Monday to you. Have a good day.

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        Ann Carr 

        11 months ago from SW England

        Popcorn in the front row, eh? Brilliant!


      • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

        DREAM ON 

        11 months ago

        Ann Carr I wouldn't wish to be sick on my worst enemy. All I can do is wait it out. My wife feels better during the day then at night the cold comes back. I think the cold took a break during the day while it rested and came back full force at night when you let your guard down. I thought I would have a little fun with this one. Seeing my wife sick as a play and each day is another act. She is giving the performance of a lifetime. Out of breath and exhausted at the end of the day. Bravo bravo. I know how hard it is to get better so why not make it a little bit of fun. One day I am sure the shoe will be on the other foot and she will be eating popcorn and watching me perform. {lol) Thank you for sharing the humor and wishing you all the best health.

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        Ann Carr 

        11 months ago from SW England

        Isn't it awful for everyone when one person has a cough and cold?! I always have sympathy but it's impossible to sleep when the other is making an awful noise most of the time! But then it could be me, so I mustn't complain! Thankfully it doesn't happen very often.

        This is full of humour too and even through the disadvantages I can sense the concern.



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