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just phyllis
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November 13
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FEBRUARY 10, 2013 4:17PM

An Ode to Sinus

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The maxillary sinus became inflamed
Her face began to hurt
The frontal sinus was next on the list
She lost her will to flirt

The ethnoid sinus joined fray
She took herself to bed
Now the sphenoid sinus cuts off her air
She can't breathe through her head.

Woe is me she cries to space
Though speaking wracks her throat
I hate this cold with all my might
She says with solid croak

This virus should have withered long ago
Its host it tries to kill
How it survives I'll never know
My sinuses to fill.

Begone, damned cold, I want you not
She cries to skies above
The wind is howling and no one hears
Her throat begins to shut.

Farewell, cruel world, I love you not
She sighs as sleep settles in
I dread to wake as I know damn well
This cold will surely win.

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Very sorry to hear you've gone viral. The best suggestion I got during my recent combat with the same species of villain was to resort to the nearest handy intoxicating liquid. It made things about 12% better.
Illness brings out the poet in you I see. This is really good but saying "get sick more often" doesn't sound right.
MTN, Oh, how I wish but I'm too full of Sudafed.
Margaret, it's the drugs and the lack of oxygen.
It's about time we had an ode to the sinus. Sorry about this awful headcold. Sending you good thoughts and a tissue.The good part is that when it's gone you'll enjoy your health for a bit.
fernsy, something to look forward to. Hope is gratefully accepted.
Been there. No fun. Sometimes, I get massive sinus induced headaches and it is difficulty to think clearly. We are still alive, though. Not all bad.
This is not a muse you need to keep around.

Have you tried acupressure, press in right below your cheek bones by the roots of your eye teeth, (if it hurts, you've found the right spot) and hot compresses? I'd do the hot compress to loosen stuff up then try the acupressure. You should feel the mucus running down the back of your throat. Feel better chica.
I think you spoke for a lot of people. This cold and flue season has been bad. Get better soon.
I didn't know sinuses had different names. Does anyone know what they do except make trouble? Feel better. R
I didn't know sinuses had different names. Does anyone know what they do except make trouble? Feel better. R
Lost the will to flirt!? This is worse than I thought ...
Tell me about it, I know what you mean! It is completely up to chance; it will pass. Get well, Phyllis. R
And now, I think I have bronchitis. Since I get it every year I know the burning feeling in my upper left lung as I cough, very well. And yes, one of the secretaries at work was diagnosed with bronchitis early last week. So tomorrow, after I go to the doctor, I am going to the gym to put my membership on hold again. Can't exercise if you can't breathe.
I applaud your wordsmithing and concentration while trying to breathe.

The Sniffle

In spite of her sniffle
Isabel's chiffle.
Some girls with a sniffle
Would be weepy and tiffle;
They would look awful,
Like a rained-on waffle,
But Isabel's chiffle
In spite of her sniffle.
Her nose is more red
With a cold in her head,
But then, to be sure,
Her eyes are bluer.
Some girls with a snuffle,
Their tempers are uffle.
But when Isabel's snivelly
She's snivelly civilly,
And when she's snuffly
She's perfectly luffly.

Ogden Nash
Stim, many thank yous for sharing this loverly poem! I, unfortunately, fall more into the uffle category when I have a snuffle. And I'm really disliking the hot fingers. My fingers are cold, as a rule, and now they are hot. Ucky.
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OK, OK, I'm a nut. Give me 30 seconds anyway.

I used to get 2 to 5 colds and the flu 2 or 3 times EVERY year. In the las 13 years, I've had a cold 4 times and the flu 3 times - TOTAL! For 13 YEARS!!

The reason? 30 milligrams of zinc supplement every day. It works. It works for everyone who tries it. I've NEVER KNOWN IT TO FAIL! It is NOT perfect - you will still get the occasional cld or flu bug.

It won't cure you, or even make you feel better once you have a bug. It is preventive NOT curative.

To cure a cold? Any good sports drink (for the electrolytes and other good stuff), Contac C (original), and lots of chicken soup with a squirt of lemon juice concentrate (RealLemon will do). Lemon concentrate should be put in soup after it is served. Wait until you breathe in a big breath of that soup aroma with the lemon in it - that'll clear your sinuses!

NO ALCOHOL!!!! Think about it; your body is already fighting one problem. Does it make any sense to give it a poison to fight as well? Sure you "feel" better for a short time, but that next day is payback time......Ohhhhhhh, ouchie! Sets your cold recovery back two days also; you'll love that!

Soup should be as hot as you can stand it. A "squirt" of lemon concentrate is about a tblsp.
Algys, exactly.

Sky, lemon juice in chicken soup? I guess it might be tasty since I like lemon pepper chicken. And I do not drink when I'm sick. No issues there.
Oh Phyllis! Lemon juice in chicken soup is the difference between chicken soup and a wee bit o heaven!

Actually lemon juice is very nice on almost any kind of chicken, from BBQ'd to Roasted, to deep fried if batter is not spicy.

I feel your pain, but just take about four Aleve, a couple of Zyrtecs, and massiave amounts of caffeine and you MIGHT feel better after a long sleep. A fellow sufferer....
this i agree with:
"Farewell, cruel world, I love you not
She sighs as sleep settles in"

or he. meaning, me.

I dread to wake as I know damn well
This cold will surely win.

this is not how to think. gobble massive antihistamines
and get yer head straight!
Bernadine, I hope, a week later, that you're feeling better! I think I finally might be.

James, this was written at a low point. I think the cold may be calling a draw on this one.
LOL I'm sorry you're in pain, but that was a marvelous read. The muse works in mysterious ways, clearly. Get well soon! :)
Hi, Icy! I wish I could say I was cured by now but alas, I'm not. This ode did help me to feel better, though.