The other weird thing was this-I didn't have a stuffy nose. Apparently, it is possible to get a sore throat without a stopped up nose, but I had never seen or heard of such a thing.
I didn't have daytime medicine, but I didn't feel like being awake anyway, so I took Nyquil and slept a lot. Today my throat feels like it HAS been sore-I'm not ill, I feel like I have been ill....which, to me, is more irritating than being ill. I don't deal well with bodily ambiguity. If I'm sick I want to be clearly sick enough to know I shouldn't mow the lawn or go out in public and risk the greater good of all mankind.
Since I'm no longer coughing, I went to Petsmart and Starbucks, but I don't know that I'll tackle the lawn just yet. I've got that stuffy thing going on in my forehead-up high where the netti pot doesn't reach. I'm just going to netti the crap out of my nose and hope it knocks whatever bug is hiding up there loose.
The good thing about all of this is I realized I haven't had a respiratory flu in so long that I really was at a loss as to how to deal with it. Proof that my netti pot and probiotic routine really do work. (I was formerly a cortisone shot up the nose once a month girl-that sucked.)
I thought of another silver lining too-now that my hernia is fixed and I'm not puking 10 times a day, I bet my immune system gets stronger still. I know I know-it's my default program. Shit happens and I go into "well at least...." mode. I try not to do that with other people's shit-it pisses them off when they want sympathy, but I'll continue to deal with my own shit in my own way....thank you very much.
Crap-I have to go to the store again-Oliver has asked me a dozen times already "do you want an APPLE?" which is parrot for "give me a damn apple". Why does he always get a craving when I'm out of apples?