San Diego, CA- So I woke up on Tuesday after performing/juggling with Brad on Sunday and thought, “ Hey I’m still sore hmmm. I must have not had enough water Monday.” Little did I know that I had caught The Common Cold from my Father who said as I left the house on Sunday, “Hey I think I have a cold be careful”.
Rhino Rhinoplasty Rhinovirus
Heather told me that people are most contagious before they even get symptoms, as I was afraid of passing along the rhinovirus. I honestly did not know and since Heather was adamant and I didn’t want to seem like a manly guy who doesn’t ask for directions, I looked it up. ( I am sort of Manly.)
Check out these great sites I found about the common cold.
CommonCold.org-Clear and to the Point
Common Cold Plush Toy- Now you can cuddle your Cold
So essentially I caught that cold before he even knew he had it.
Since Brad and work a lot with kids we are cautious so it’s so odd that I caught one. But hey here are some odd tips that I’ve started using when I know its Cold and Flu Season…
1. Anti-Viral Tissues especially when you know you’ve got it.
2. Hand Sanitizer. Especially when I’m in a shake a lot of hands situation.
3. EAT IN: This is probably the hardest but let's be realistic. During the cold and flu season it's also the holiday season. Its when people need more money forgifts and holiday plans, so do you think that a little cold is going to stop them from preparing your Burger and Fries? I think NOT.
I used to be so SICK when I was a kid during this time of year. Nowadays I can pretty much power through colds. With a combination of being healthy Emergen-C (Emergen-C - 36 Packets), Water, Ibuprofen, Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride and a little caffeine.
Yes I still take Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride, and I am most likely on the “Pseudoephedrine Watch list” as when you buy it now in California you must swipe your Drivers License and sign a ledger, (Which was a makeshift notebook similar the same as you’d sign when you forget your dry cleaning ticket.) Which is so funny since in order to use it for Methamphetamine you need a mad amount of pills. I assume the illegal drug makers would go to various stores and just pretend to have a really big cold.
I wonder if they would buy large amounts of tissue and Vitamin C to complete the ruse. I would, oh wait I did. I mean yeah I have a cold.