Monday, November 16, 2009

Cold Still a Problem

I'm putting off going to the doctors as I'm not sure there is much they can do. It is a virus and basically has to run it's course. I can't take Tylenol products so that leaves out a lot of the over-the-counter medicines to dry out my sinus like Dayquill, etc. I'm also allergic to ibuprofen so there goes a few other medicines I can't take. Jim is buying me some Sudafed and we'll see how that goes.

I always eat yogurt, am drinking gallons of hot tea with lemon and honey, and I'm making myself some old fashioned split pea soup for dinner with lots of onions, celery and carrots.

I've had my pneumonia shot but haven't gotten my annual flu shot this year yet. I'm resting as much as possible and was in bed all three of my days off. But, alas, I had to leave work last night about 2:45 am because I just couldn't go anymore....the cold had just worn me out. They let to go to the in-house medical center and slept till 5 am when the rest of the crew got off work and take me home. I did call in for today, though, as I'm just too tired from coughing. We'll see how tomorrow goes.

Four shifts have gone to 5 x 11 hour shifts for 55 hours of work a week. Our shift isn't one of them, but that will be a deal breaker for us and we will leave. We just can't work that much at our age. Many people have left already - mostly day workers who are tired of having to get up at 3:30 am to go to work at 5 am. That's why we picked nights as you can sleep as long as you need to, going to sleep by 6 am and be up at 3 pm if you want. Most times Jim wakes up by 11 or 12, but I need to get 7-8 hours of sleep so get up at 1 or 2 pm. will lose a lot of workampers if they institute many more shifts of 5 x 11 hours.

I'm staying warm, with as much rest, wholesome food and hot tea as possible. Need to whip this cold somehow!

Remember, you are loved!!!!


  1. Sounds like you have some new plans to put into motion. Good health, good vibes, good surroundings, good friends, and a manageable lifestyle are what we all work hard for.


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