i think i’m getting better. then i saw some snowflakes fall….now i’m a bit worried. dc local news casts have posted reporters in various locations through virginia, maryland and the district. all are bundled up and waiting for snow fall. if they were getting over the sniffles like me, it would probably be a lousy assignment.
it’s suppose to be in the 60’s in LA and other parts of Cali. lucky.
my professor told me i should go home and rest, last week. i suppose i sounded miserable. my throat clutched up every time i wanted to breathe or talk. this is not exactly a good thing for a reporter. it makes me look pretty bad when i’m trying to conduct interviews with people.
at dulles international – i worked on this story about detector dogs…since i couldn’t stop coughing, the PR lady and the handler kept asking me if i needed some water or a cough drop.
yeah…the coughing was the worst part. i tried to keep myself calm. i tried to will myself not to cough and to breathe evenly. then my throat clutches up and it sounds like i’m hacking up a hair ball. or something.
i haven’t had time to figure out how my insurance works in DC. If I was in Evanston – I could have dropped by the student health center and get some meds. Out here – I’ve stuck with robitusin cough drops – honey-lemon tea flavored. While we watched Million Dollar Baby on Saturday night – I popped those things like Lifesavers. Then Mark tugged on my arm and whispered I should check what the packages says. We read later that I should take one cough drop, every two days.
I’ve also been drowing tea…this herbal “tension reliver” and a boat load of honey. it’s soothing. in fact any hot liquid is hot and soothing to my throat…but it only lasts about 15 minutes. then my throat clutches up and I start hacking up another invisible hair ball.
the other night, i woke up…coughing on Mark. with my arms flaying about, i was also hitting him. the next morning, i apologized for disturbing his sleep. mark said he didn’t feel a thing.
he must have developed some immunity to me. lucky. i wish i could develop an immunity to me.
and now it’s snowing. great. that’s going to do wonders for my recovery.