Sickness.

I am sick. My throat is clogged, which means I now posess a barritone the likes of Amitabh Bachchan, coughing fits that have rendered me unf...

I am sick. My throat is clogged, which means I now posess a barritone the likes of Amitabh Bachchan, coughing fits that have rendered me unfit to handle any kind of beverage without spewing it all over the floor and a nose so runny it'd give Usian Bolt a complex.
Going to the doctor didn't help much either. Don't get me wrong, our family doctor is a wonderful wonderful man, and he's the guy who's treated nearly 3 generations of common cold in our family, which is probably the reason why he still treats me like I'm 2 and insists on giving me a piece of stale candy everytime I visit him. But that is when I go with my mom or dad.

Sometimes when I go alone, he doesn't recognize me all that well. You might think it's a good thing, but no, it's only worse because then, he asks me if all is well with my husband.

Surprisingly he recognized me this time, and gave me the usual "the last time I saw you, you were 3 feet tall and had 2 ponytails!" lines. I tried to giggle but ended up coughing and infected pretty much his entire clinic with my germ trail. I think that was the precise moment he stopped talking about my grandmother's stomach problems in the 80s and started writing my prescription. Thankfully I was spared of the stale alpenlibe.

The antibiotics that he had prescribed for me pretty much knocked me out for most part of the day, and in the process also killed my tongue (everything tastes like a mixture of sawdust and cardboard).

I've probably used half the amazon's trees in tissues, it still hurts to swallow anything, my head is woozy and my nose is setting new track
records.

Oh well. Whatever it takes to bunk office, eh?

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37 comments

  1. No symptoms for Panni Joram though, I trust?

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  2. This post compensates for the lack of regular twitter updates for the day :-).

    cough, cold and throat infection..effect of recent frequent visits to juice shop, eh? damn juice boy :P

    Take Care. Get well soon.

    - Sampath

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  3. The way you write always makes me laugh! But, it's probably mean to be laughing at a cold isn't it?

    I hope you get better soon! :)
    I'm sure it would help the environmental crisis!

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  4. I dont want to laugh when you are suffering with a cold... But still you manage to crack me up...
    getthu po..!!! get well soon girl

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  5. :D

    good ol family doctors eh. yea, get well soon!

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  6. Does this mean we will get to see more of your posts? Now that ur home and all? :P

    Take care and give that doctor mama my loves!

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  7. Get well soon and get some hand sanitizer for the keyboard;)

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  8. Its amazing how you manage such a brilliant sense of humor even when you're sick!

    I hope you feel better soon :)

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  9. You're sounding so good natured despite the bad throat. My family walks on egg shells around me when I'm down with cold. The office refuses to let me in and the boss even waivers the leave that I take :D
    Swell, eh!

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  10. Have you ever heard to swine flu?

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  11. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    it should be "of" instead of "to"

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  12. So where is this husband of yours? Alai Payuthey story ah?


    Get well soon!

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  13. have you tried pankajakasthuri? you might just be able to "breeeth eeeesi"!

    chokkathangam

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  14. don't infect the husband!
    get well soon...

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  15. Oooh! Sounds nasty! Wish you speedy recovery.

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  16. Nice Hot and Sour Vegetable Soup will get everything out! Does the doctor look anything like Poornam Viswanathan (God rest his soul) from Thillu mullu!

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  17. Thank you all, I'm getting better, one antibiotic at a time :)

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  18. poor husband, i hope he's fine!

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  19. OMG! you have such a wonderful style of writing. When I read "When pigs fly" post I literally burst into laughter, my colleague rushed in to check if I was okay. Kudos to you. Waow. Your drawing is also hilarious. What other wonderful things do you do? I am pretty regular in checking out blogs and found some good ones but yours is outstanding in terms of humor. Phew... my eyes are still streaming with 'happy' tears. ha ha ha. Best Wishes. I also write blogs but mine is on the other end of the spectrum.

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  20. Did you get a dose of the kaanji ....dont know if I spelled it right .. that seems to cure anything and everything ... a boiling spoonful of that .. and you will "spring" back into action !!

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  21. This is howlarious. The Bolt comment especially is pure gold.

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  22. Lol ..
    how many times have you tasted sawdust and cardboard earlier ?? ;)

    Cheers.

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  23. Get well soon, love reading your posts! :)

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  24. hope you feel better. and wooziness rocks. in small doses. :)

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  25. oh, jaladosham?

    here's a PJ to cheer you up:

    Q. What do you have when you get a cold?
    A. A-Tisshoo

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  26. I hope you feel better now. I love to read your blog. Especially this particular post.
    /I've probably used half the amazon's trees in tissues/
    After reading this I laughed so hard. Thanks.
    Radha

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  27. hope you feel better. and wooziness rocks. in small doses. :)

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  28. Lol ..
    how many times have you tasted sawdust and cardboard earlier ?? ;)

    Cheers.

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  29. OMG! you have such a wonderful style of writing. When I read "When pigs fly" post I literally burst into laughter, my colleague rushed in to check if I was okay. Kudos to you. Waow. Your drawing is also hilarious. What other wonderful things do you do? I am pretty regular in checking out blogs and found some good ones but yours is outstanding in terms of humor. Phew... my eyes are still streaming with 'happy' tears. ha ha ha. Best Wishes. I also write blogs but mine is on the other end of the spectrum.

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  30. Did you get a dose of the kaanji ....dont know if I spelled it right .. that seems to cure anything and everything ... a boiling spoonful of that .. and you will "spring" back into action !!

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  31. I dont want to laugh when you are suffering with a cold... But still you manage to crack me up...
    getthu po..!!! get well soon girl

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  32. The way you write always makes me laugh! But, it's probably mean to be laughing at a cold isn't it?

    I hope you get better soon! :)
    I'm sure it would help the environmental crisis!

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  33. This post compensates for the lack of regular twitter updates for the day :-).

    cough, cold and throat infection..effect of recent frequent visits to juice shop, eh? damn juice boy :P

    Take Care. Get well soon.

    - Sampath

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  34. No symptoms for Panni Joram though, I trust?

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