Something that sounds very similar in its symptoms to your illness hit our family after the Big Family Christmas Meal last weekend. Not everybody came down with it, but them as did were well and truly DOWN. My 88-yr-old M-I-L's 90-year-old sister landed in the hospital with her dose of it. Everyone is improving, now; though voices are still froggish. Stay in, stay warm, drink comforting liquids. For some reason, when I have a throat like you describe having, orange juice is the most comfortable thing to swallow. YMMV, of course.
The most comfortable thing for me to swallow was very small bites of pumpkin pie. Smooth, cool, nothing acidic at all. Not sure that would always have worked, but it did, followed by (days later, because I ate it in slivers) butterscotch and then chocolate pudding, the cooked kind.
Ugh. Hope you feel better, Elizabeth!
Me, too. I am somewhat better this evening, but not well yet. Fever in the afternoon, more coughing fits. (Hint: no matter how good it smells, do NOT attempt even a few pieces of popcorn with a cough-triggering throat.)
Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year and hope you continue to improve rapidly.
I hope you have a healthy and prosperous New Year!
Thank you, and the same to you.
I'm always sick these days, but I got some other illness earlier this month that set me back so much that I didn't manage to get my family's present wrapped and mailed. That's what I'm going to work on tonight. (But I did write a story and send *it* out before the deadline. Priorities, you know.)
Your priorities are in order, clearly. I hope your family understands.
I hope you feel much better soon, Elizabeth. Happy new year, may you and yours have a great one.
Thank you! I am sure I'll recover, though being an impatient sort, it won't be quick enough (four days ago might have been quick enough ) And my best wishes for your new year, too.
2013-01-01 02:18 pm (UTC)
virus, 2013, etc.
So sorry to hear about the viral illness -- those are Horrible. Rest & liquids are a great help (and Vitamin C), as are sunlight and fresh air. Hoping by the time you read this you are feeling a lot better.
Happy New Year!
Thank you for writing so many wonderful books.
2013-01-02 12:38 am (UTC)
Re: virus, 2013, etc.
Rest and liquids were taken. Sunlight was absent and fresh air was cold and dank.
Thanks for liking my books!
That sounds much worse than the miserable cold I had for the two weeks before Christmas. I hope the rest of your recovery goes quickly.
Happy New Year. My husband had something like it and although he is better now, he is still coughing nicely. Hope you feel better soon. Honey helps the cough, by the way.
Hope you are just better and better. New Year's wishes for more rain, long bike rides, healthy self and friends, and unexpected delights.
I hope you get better soon. I've had something nasty like that which lasted over a month and either gave me cracked ribs or pleurisy. Horrible pain when just breathing, eek. o_O So I know it's not fun at all and hope it's over soon for you!