feelin' hot hot hot

For the past few days, I’ve been suffering with the annual summer cold.

I don’t feel terrible – just a sore throat and stuffy nose, but the nose. Oh the stuffy stuffy nose.

These are the days when I miss being able to take a decongestant. It’s something we take for granted, the joy of Sudafed, but decongestants tend to spike your blood pressure. Which is apparently bad, they tell me, if you have the high blood pressure.

It’s still odd to me that I have a cold in the dead of summer. I still feel like colds are purely winter illnesses, maybe in the summer the same combination of symptoms should be called a “hot”. Because, damn, it’s hot outside.

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