Some people get colds and others get COLDS. I get the latter and have been plagued with them all my life. In spite of new efforts to be more careful with handwashing than ever before, I still get colds and the unfortunate thing is that although I am very fortunate that they don’t have a tendency to go into my lungs, they do make me uncomfortable for more than a week or so and usually end up in a long stretch of days of hacking.

I have also gone through a period in my older male life where anithistamines were interdits, verboten, forbidden, but I am going to put that question to my urologist when I have a checkup with him this week. As it turns out, he thinks I am okay, but at the very worst, I would need a catheter, thank you very much, if the urethra closed. I know, TMI!

My latest attack on the cold situation is involving Flonase, something I had never used before but that was suggested by my doctor since Mucinex was useless. Overall, I think it is helping since I have had a cold for a few days, but I always wonder when that proverbial shoe is going to drop and it gets worse.

I need to say this; I am not complaining.

I am pushing seventy and I have had a blessed life, so I am really not going to get into heavy complaining about having colds. Yes, I may get stronger ones than most people get, but that is way better than what others have had to deal with. Sometimes I wonder if there is any correlation there between the two, but I doubt that medical studies have touched on that one as there are bigger fish to fry in the world of research.

I think I have tried it all from zinc to vitamin C to oil of oregano to herbal teas. In the end, I find that basically, you just have to get through it.

It doesn’t exactly help that I help take care of the grandkids, literal bacterial farms, but I am NOT giving that up.

About Richard Koerner

Almost seventy something, father, papi, educator, organizer, Francophile, traveler, amateur photographer, gardener, cyclist, kayaker, calligrapher, cinephile, reader, and overall renaissance type human being.
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